Andreas is an Assistant Professor in Finance at the Department of Accounting & Finance of the University of Cyprus. He has previously worked as Lecturer in Finance at the Manchester Business School (MBS) for two years. Prior to moving to the UK, Andreas completed his Ph.D. in Risk Management & Insurance at Georgia State University (USA - December 2006). His Ph.D. was partly funded by the Society of Actuaries.
His professional experience includes two years experience as an Actuarial Associate for Towers Perrin in Philadelphia. During that time he gained significant experience with the valuation of employee benefit plans for large US companies.
Andreas' current research interests include the information value of changes in ratings, credit risk, executive compensation, insurance economics and the operation of financial institutions and markets.
He has published articles in the Journal of Financial & Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Risk and Insurance, ASTIN Bulletin and North American Actuarial Journal.
His paper on the predictability of insurance financial strength ratings has won the 2012 Best Paper Award (Young Economist) at the European Group of Risk and Insurance Economists' Annual Meeting.