Participants of the 20th Class
The participants of the 20th class of the Portfolio Management Program took over the management of the portfolios from the previous class in May 2022. Underneath you can find the candidates that put in the effort to educate themselves in financial economics and strive for a carreer in finance.
Agata is currently pursuing the Master of Science in Quantitative Finance at WU, Vienna. Before, she completed her Bachelor’s degree in Business and Economics at WU, specializing in Data Science and Finance. Apart from studies, she worked in Accounting and Market Risk Management departments in Bitpanda, a fintech company based in Vienna. At the moment she is working as a Research Assistant at WU in the Department of Finance, Accounting and Statistics. For her, the PMP program is an opportunity to apply in practice the theoretical knowledge that she gained over her studies and work.
Currently, Ema Vargova is pursuing the Master's Program in Quantitative Finance at Economics and Business in Vienna. She finished her bachelor's studies in Business and Economics at the same university where she took specializations in Data Science and Finance. During her bachelor studies, she worked as a Marketing Technology Manager in the real estate industry. Moreover, she completed various internships in the areas of business development and market research. Her primary motivation to join PMP was to improve her knowledge of the capital markets and get practical experience in the industry while learning from other professionals as well as fellow students.
Ioana is currently pursuing the Master in Quantitative Finance at Vienna University of Economics and Business. She has previously completed her Bachelor studies in International Business Administration and Business Information Systems at the same university. She had specialized in data science and business mathematics and seeks to apply these skills in finance. The main reason for applying was because she considers that the Portfolio Management Program offers a unique way to consolidate the knowledge taught in the Quantitative Finance Master Program and further apply it in a real-world environment within the framework of an innovative teaching concept and under the guidance of experienced academics and practitioners.
Maria Giampetruzzi is currently pursuing a master's degree in Quantitative Finance at Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien. Maria graduated in Economics and Finance at University of Bologna where she wrote her thesis on differences among ESG data providers and the effect of divergent overall ratings on investors' behavior. She believes that PMP will provide her with an optimized combination of theoretical background and practical experience in financial markets and macroeconomics, as well as the chance to collaborate with like-minded students and asset management experts.
Aleksei is currently enrolled in the Quantitative Finance Master Program at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU). Prior to the Master program, I finished my Bachelor’s Degree in Economics in Higher School of Economics. During my studies I had an opportunity to cover plenty of finance-related courses which convinced me to continue my development in this field. I also gained my first practical experience by working as investment analyst. I joined the PMP to acquire new skills and knowledges valuable for the industry of finance and capital markets. I also expect to meet many interesting people with similar professional interests.
Sebastian Zojer is currently enrolled in the master’s program Finance and Accounting at the Vienna University of Economics and Business, having earned his bachelor’s degree in Business, Economics and Social Sciences at the aforementioned University. His interest in portfolio management was further fueled by writing his bachelor’s thesis on testing investment decisions with CAPM. Sebastian joined the PMP to be able to pursue his interests in a professional setting, and to apply and expand his knowledge of financial markets.
Nico Glöckl is currently attending the Master´s Program “Finance & Accounting” at the Vienna University of Economics and Business, where he has already obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. During his Bachelor studies, he specialized in Finance and International Accounting and wrote his Bachelor thesis about the influence of the Federal Reserve´s monetary policy on stock markets in the United States. Besides his studies, he has been interested in capital markets for years and spent a good amount of time with following the latest developments and learning about the markets. By participating in the Portfolio Management Program, he expects to enhance his own investment skills and to implement his theoretical knowledge in practice. Additionally, he is looking forward to the work in a group of like-minded students and the challenges ahead of them.
Last semester Jan finished his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration at the University of Economics and Business in Vienna. During his bachelor’s studies Jan completed the SBWLs Finance and International Accounting and Controlling. He is currently in the first semester of the Master's program Finance and Accounting. In addition to his studies, he works at a Vienna based third-party marketer for investment funds, that manages two fund of funds. Furthermore, he manages his personal portfolio and hold weekly presentations about current market trends and political developments. The PMP offers a unique opportunity to gain practical experience with professional investing in capital markets. Moreover, it is a great opportunity to learn and work with likeminded students from different fields of study.
Marcell Tatar is currently pursuing his master's degree at Vienna University of Economics and Business studying Quantitative Finance. He has completed his Bachelor of Science in Economics degree with honours at University of Warwick. He wrote his thesis on stock asset pricing models by extending the Fama and French Five Factors model. He is a partner at MFC Equity finance club, which manages two stock portfolios, and founded the Warwick branch of the club. He worked one year at KPMG in Budapest as a Business and Real Estate Valuation analyst. By joining PMP his aim is to further enhance his skills on financial analysis, familiarise with more complex strategies and meet people who share his interests and motivate him with new ideas.
Peter Prlleshi is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Economics at the Vienna Univesity of Business and Economics. There, he received his Bachelor’s degree in Business and Economics and wrote his thesis on the distributional impact of expansionary monetary policy in the United States using VAR models. Peter has collected an ample amount of experience in the financial industry, ranging from capital markets divisions at Raiffeisen and Bank Austria to Credit Risk Analysis at the Austrian National Bank as well as Asset Management at Edmond de Rothschild in Frankfurt. He has a special interest in central bank policy and financial markets and wants to utilize his time at the PMP to hone in on his technical and analytical skills pertaining to portfolio management.
Jacopo Liera is pursuing a Master’s degree in Quantitative Finance at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU). He previously attained his undergraduate degree in Business and Economics at the abovementioned university, where he focused on the fields of Finance and Data Science. In his thesis, he analyzed interpretable machine learning models applied to the estimation of credit losses, while his practical experience stems from his internship at the Financial Advisory department of Deloitte Austria. Jacopo believes PMP to be an essential opportunity to learn the mechanics of asset management and enrich the classical curriculum of his studies by working hands-on in managing a real-world portfolio.
Katarína is currently pursuing her Master studies at the Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien in Quantitative Finance. She previously finished her Bachelor at the WU Vienna in Business and Economics with the specializations in Finance, Financial Mathematics and Advanced Macroeconomics. In her Bachelor Thesis, she looked into the different types of government pension funds in Europe with the focus on the pension system in Slovakia. Her previous work experience includes working as a financial consultant for personal clients, where she used to analyze their individual portfolios and devise tailor-made financial plans based on their goals in life. With PMP, she hopes to deepen her knowledge and insights about individual portfolios, as well as gain more experience working with capital markets and asset management.
Maximilian Marijantschuk is presently enrolled in the Master’s program Quantitative Finance at the Vienna University of Economics and Business. Previously, he has completed his Bachelor studies with a strong focus on finance and data science at the same university, graduating with a thesis demonstrating novel applications of machine learning methods within a statistical arbitrage framework. Maximilian joined the PMP to further pursue his interest in quantitative trading and develop a practical understanding of the financial markets in a professional setting.
Sherkhan is currently pursuing a Master in Economics degree at Central European University. He has previously completed his Bachelor studies in Mathematics at Nazarbayev University in Kazakhstan. His research interests are macroeconomics, data analysis, and finance.