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Krzysztof M. Ostaszewski

Professor of Mathematics and Actuarial Program Director, Illinois State University, USA
Krzysztof M. OstaszewskiKrzysztof M. Ostaszewski

Krzysztof M. Ostaszewski holds a PhD in mathematics from the University of Washington in Seattle. He is a chartered financial analyst, a member of the American Academy of Actuaries, a fellow of the Society of Actuaries, a chartered enterprise risk analyst, and a fellow of the Singapore Actuarial Society. He is a professor of mathematics and the actuarial program director at Illinois State University, a center of actuarial excellence. Ostaszewski is also the research director for life insurance and pensions at the Geneva Association, International Association for the Study of Insurance Economics.

Articles by this Author

  • ALM in Financial Intermediation: The Derivatives Business
    by Krzysztof M. Ostaszewski
    The headlines about the credit crisis of 2008 and the subsequent downturn in the global economy often name the exploding trade in derivative securities as the villain in this economic calamity. This attribution of the cause of the crisis is related to the perception that derivatives are somehow new, mysterious, and incomprehensible to the clients of banks, insurance firms, and other financial intermediaries. I consider this perception not only...

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