Emmanouil Platanakis

Dr, Assistant Professor of Finance



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Research interests

I joined the University of Bath School of Management in October 2017 as an Assistant Professor (Research) of Finance. I hold a PhD in Finance from the ICMA Centre (University of Reading - Henley Business School, UK) as well as an MSc in Mathematics (University of Southampton, UK) and an MEng in Electrical and Computer Engineering (Aristotle University). My 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. 

My research work has been presented in several international academic conferences such as the FMA, EFMA, BAFA, FEBS, MFS, INFINITI and the World Finance Conference as well as at professional organizations such as the Netspar and the Amundi Asset Management. My work has been published (or accepted for publication) in leading peer-reviewed academic journals such as the Insurance: Mathematics & Economics (ABS: 3, ABDC: A), the British Accounting Review (ABS: 3, ABDC: A) and the European Journal of Finance (ABS:  3, ABDC: B). In addition, I have several working/discussion papers which are currently under revision (or review) in ABS: 3/4 journals.

My 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 (2016), University of Reading (Henley Business School), UK

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

MEng in Electrical & Computer Engineering (2011), Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece)


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

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Pensions Business & Economics
Wealth Business & Economics
Liability Business & Economics
Redistribution Business & Economics
Diversification Business & Economics
Benchmark Business & Economics
Modeling Business & Economics
Robustness Business & Economics

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Research Output 2016 2017

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


Socially Responsible Investment Portfolios: Does the Optimization Process Matter?

Oikonomou, I., Platanakis, E. & Sutcliffe, C. 28 Oct 2017 In : British Accounting Review. p. 1-57 57 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Pension scheme redesign and wealth redistribution between the members and sponsor: The USS rule change in October 2011

Platanakis, E. & Sutcliffe, C. 1 Jul 2016 In : Insurance, Mathematics and Economics. 69, July 2016, p. 14-28 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle