Dr. Apostolos Kourtis is a Research Fellow of the Financial Engineering Research Center (FRC) of the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB) in Greece. He was born in Athens in 1981. He holds a degree in Mathematics from the University of Athens (2003) and an MSc in Applied and Computational Mathematics from the University of Oxford (2004), UK. He also holds a PhD in Financial Econometrics from the Department of Management Science and Technology, which he gained under the supervision of the Ass. Professor Raphael N. Markellos.
He has been actively involved in all academic and consulting activities of the FRC. Kourtis's research interests lie on Financial Economics and Econometrics and Mathematical Finance, with the focus being on portfolio theory, asset pricing models and option pricing. The title of his doctoral thesis is Parameter Uncertainty in Asset Pricing and Portfolio Theory and besides Dr. Markellos, he was also supervised by Professor Konstantinos Syriopoulos and Dr. George Dotsis. Dr. Kourtis has been granted scholarships by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) (2003-2004) and the Greek State Scholarships Foundation (IKY) (2006-2009) after successful national exams.