Suleyman Basak

Professor of Finance at London Business School


Professor Suleyman Basak is recognised as one of the world’s leading experts on asset pricing and risk management. His influential and prize-winning research focuses on financial innovation, asset allocation, and market imperfections. It addresses issues related to portfolio insurance, Value at Risk-based risk management, credit risk, tax arbitrage, incentive problems plaguing institutional asset management, mispricing, arbitrageurs, and monopoly power in financial markets.


He has won a number of awards for his teaching. He received the General Excellence Teaching Award, Best Teacher Masters in Finance and Best Teacher Masters in Financial Analysis Awards at London Business School. He was previously at Wharton (University of Pennsylvania) where he won the David Hauck Teaching Award, and the Wharton Graduate and Undergraduate Divisions Excellence in Teaching Awards.


Previously, he was at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, held a visiting position at the Graduate School of Business at the University of Chicago, and acted as a consultant to Goldman Sachs.