About Luciano Machain:


Luciano has specialized in risk analysis and has designed a Monte Carlo simulation software, SimulAr®, widely used by academics, financial analysts and practitioners around the globe. His work has been presented at seminars and conferences in Latin America. He is the author of the book “Simulación de Modelos Financieros” (Simulating Financial Models)


Luciano has several years of experience as a consultant in the area of accounting and finance, analyzing and modeling risk and uncertainty applied to corporate finance and capital markets. He specializes in spreadsheet financial modeling. He also works as a trader and financial derivatives analyst.


Luciano has many years of teaching experience in Argentina and the UK at both undergraduate and graduate level. Courses taught include Financial Analysis, Financial Econometrics, Financial Time Series Analysis with applications in R, Investments Projects Appraisal, Corporate Finance, and Portfolio Management. He is a former president of the Finance Commission at the Professional Council of Economic Sciences in Rosario, Argentina and a member of the Argentine Society of Financial Management Professors.


In 2006, Luciano was recognized by the Junior Chamber International (JCI) as one of the top outstanding young person of the Province of Santa Fe in Argentina in the category leadership and academic achievement. In 2015, he was awarded as one of the top outstanding young persons in Argentina by the JCI.


Luciano gained a Ph.D. in Finance from the ICMA Centre, Henley Business School, University of Reading where he received a full scholarship jointly granted by the Capital Markets Cooperative Research Centre (CMCRC) and the International Capital Markets Association. His Ph.D. was also sponsored by the Financial Services Authority (FSA), where he actively collaborated with the Transaction and Monitoring Unit on topics related to the detection of market abuse, market manipulation and surveillance systems.


He also holds a MSc. in International Securities, Investment and Banking from the ICMA Centre where he graduated with distinction after being awarded an ICMA Centre scholarship. He additionally obtained a Postgraduate degree in Finance and a Master in Finance and completed the coursework of a Master in Applied Statistics at the Universidad Nacional de Rosario in Argentina. He also has a BSc. in Business Administration and a BSc. in Accounting at UCEL University in Argentina. He achieved the professional certifications International Fixed Income and Derivatives (IFID) Certificate and Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) Diploma