Assoziierter Professor für Versicherung und Kapitalmärkte
Forschungsbereich Innovation in Risk and Insurance
Alexander Braun is Associate Professor of Insurance and Capital Markets at the University of St.Gallen (HSG) and Director at the Institute of Insurance Economics (I.VW-HSG). Before joining HSG, he worked in the capital markets division of Lehman Brothers in London. Dr. Braun studied at leading universities in Germany, Australia, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States. He holds the degree “Diplom-Kaufmann” from the University of Mannheim (Germany) and a Ph.D. in Finance from HSG. In 2016, he additionally obtained the venia legendi in Business Administration. The research and teaching activities of Dr. Braun have been awarded, amongst others, by the American Risk and Insurance Association, the Asia-Pacific Risk and Insurance Association, and the Casualty Actuarial Society. Overall, he looks back on more than 10 years of combined scholarly and practical experience in risk management, insurance, and the financial markets.
Dr. Braun regularly contributes to worldwide academic conferences in his field and has been an invited moderator, panelist, and keynote speaker at various professional industry events. In addition, he served as a referee for over 25 different academic journals, mainly in the disciplines risk management & insurance, actuarial science and banking & finance. Due to the proven expertise in his core research and consulting areas he had several media appearances, comprising German and Swiss newspaper articles as well as Swiss national radio and television broadcasts.