Emmanouil Platanakis

Assistant Professor of Finance (Asset & Risk Management), Dr


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Dr Emmanouil Platanakis joined the University of Bath School of Management in October 2017 as an Assistant Professor of Finance. He holds a PhD in Finance from Henley Business School (ICMA Centre - University of Reading, UK) under the supervision of Professor Charles Martin Sydenham Sutcliffe as well as an MSc in Operational Research (School of Mathematics - University of Southampton, UK) and an MEng in Electrical and Computer Engineering (Aristotle University, Greece).

Dr Emmanouil Platanakis' research focuses on estimation risk management; portfolio management and evaluation; portfolio theory; optimal asset allocation under parameter ambiguity and higher moments; asset-liability management and modelling; alternative investments and pension finance.

His research work has been presented at leading international academic conferences such as the Financial Management Association European Conference (FMA Europe), the European Financial Management Association (EFMA) Annual Conference, the BAFA Annual Conference, the International Conference on Quantitative Finance (Forecasting Financial Markets - FFM), the World Finance Conference, the Global Finance Conference, the International Conference of the Financial Engineering and Banking Society (FEBS), the INFINITI Conference on International Finance, the Annual Conference of the Multinational Finance Society (MFS) and the Conference of the Portuguese Finance Network (PFN), amongst others, as well as at professional organizations and practitioners' conferences and workshops such as the Netspar, the Amundi Asset Management and the Quantitative Finance and Risk Analysis (QFRA) symposium.

His research work has been published  in leading peer-reviewed academic journals such as the Insurance: Mathematics & Economics (1x - ABS: 3, ABDC: A, CiteScore=1.58), the British Accounting Review (2x - ABS: 3, ABDC: A, CiteScore=3.31), the European Journal of Finance (1x - ABS: 3, ABDC: B, CiteScore=0.88) and Economics Letters (1x - ABS: 3, ABDC: A, CiteScore=0.77). In addition, Emmanouil has several working/discussion papers which are currently under revision (or review) in ABS: 3/4 journals.

Emmanouil's research work and doctoral studies have received funding from professional organizations and academic institutions such as the Netspar, the Amundi Asset Management and the ICMA Centre (University of Reading).

Willing to supervise PhD

I am interested in supervising PhD students - please contact me by email if you have a project proposal or ideas that fit my research interests described above.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD in Finance, Henley Business School (ICMA Centre - University of Reading), UK (2016)

MSc in Mathematics (Operational Research), University of Southampton, UK (2012)

MEng in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Aristotle University, Greece (2011)


  • HG Finance
  • Portfolio Theory
  • Estimation Risk Management
  • Portfolio Management and Evaluation
  • Alternative Investments
  • Hedge Funds
  • Cryptocurrencies
  • Pension Finance

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Research Output 2016 2018

Harmful Diversification: Evidence from Alternative Investments

Platanakis, E., Sakkas, A. & Sutcliffe, C., 24 Aug 2018, In : British Accounting Review. 53 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Alternative investments
Alternative assets
Private equity
2 Citations

Optimal vs Naïve Diversification in Cryptocurrencies

Platanakis, E., Sutcliffe, C. & Urquhart, A., Oct 2018, In : Economics Letters. 171, October, p. 93-96 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Risk aversion
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Socially Responsible Investment Portfolios: Does the Optimization Process Matter?

Oikonomou, I., Platanakis, E. & Sutcliffe, C., Jun 2018, In : British Accounting Review. 50, 4, p. 379-401 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Process optimization
Socially responsible investment
Investment portfolio
Asset allocation

The role of transaction costs and risk aversion when selecting between one and two regimes for portfolio models

Platanakis, E., Sakkas, A. & Sutcliffe, C., 18 Jun 2018, In : Applied Economics Letters. p. 1-6 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Portfolio model
Risk aversion
Transaction costs
Investment banks
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Asset–liability modelling and pension schemes: the application of robust optimization to USS

Platanakis, E. & Sutcliffe, C., Oct 2017, In : The European Journal of Finance. 23, 4, p. 324-352 29 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Pension scheme
Robust optimization