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