Alexander Swade

PhD student


Alexander Swade is a PhD candidate in Finance at Lancaster University Management School (LUMS). His main research interests include portfolio optimization, factor investing, and market efficiency. His current PhD research, supervised by Professor Mark Shackleton and Dr. Sandra Nolte as well as Dr. Harald Lohre (Invesco), focuses on optimal rebalancing strategies for efficient asset pricing factor investments.

Alexander holds an ESRC NWSSDTP CASE studentship award in cooperation with Invesco Quantitative Strategies (Frankfurt, Germany). Before starting his PhD, he pursued an MSc and BSc in Business Mathematics at TU Dortmund University, Germany.

Before joining the PhD program at Lancaster, Alexander has been working as a working student at Bankhaus Lampe KG in Düsseldorf, Germany. His job responsibilities included product development of the quantitative investment strategy as well as maintaining internal databases and cyclical updates.

12th CEQURA Conference on Advances in Financial and Insurance Risk Management
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

7th International Young Finance Scholars Conference
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

Frontiers of Factor Investing
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

  • Centre for Financial Econometrics, Asset Markets and Macroeconomic Policy