David Shimko ,

  • Industry Full Professor



Dr. Shimko specializes in valuation and risk management.  As a professor at the University of Southern California, he published articles on the valuation of insurance contracts and energy derivatives.  While at JPMorgan, he worked as a derivatives banker, advising commodity producing clients and investment funds on derivative contracts structuring and investment strategy.  At Bankers Trust, he headed a risk management advisory function for corporate clients, a career he continued as co-founder of Risk Capital, a specialist valuation and risk advisory firm.  His academic work in credit and three issued patents lead him to co-found Credit Circle, a peer-to-peer startup.  

He now teaches corporate finance for FRE, and is developing a textbook in the subject specifically designed for engineers and other students with strong mathematical backgrounds.

Research Interests: Derivatives, risk management, commodities, credit, valuation

Northwestern University, 1982
Bachelor of Arts, Economics

Northwestern University, 1988
Doctor of Philosophy, Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences