Iván Blanco is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Financial Big Data Institute UC3M-Banco Santander and Adjunct Professor of Finance at the University Carlos III of Madrid. Ivan’s current research interests include: (i) Feedback effects between financial markets and real economy, (ii) Big Data and Financial Technology and (iii) Quantitative investment management. His research output has reached top international finance journals like "The Journal of Financial Economics". His work has been presented at prestigious conferences including GSE Economics, Insurance-Mathematics & Economics, Energy Finance Congress, Congress of Financial and Actuarial Economics or the Finance Forum and in front of international institutions as the OECD.
Prior to join the Big Data Institute, he has worked for BBVA in the CVA/Counterparty risk group, for Banco Santander in the quantitative model validation team and as senior quantitative algorithmic trader in Arfima Trading. Ivan has also acted as independent consultant to numerous national and international firms across a wide variety of sectors – including: Banking, Insurance, Utilities, Asset Management, etc.
Iván Blanco holds a Ph.D. in Finance and a M.Sc. in Finance and Quantitative Methods from the University Carlos III of Madrid (summa cum laude award), a MBA from the EOI Business School and a master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University Polytechnic of Madrid.