Victoria Averbukh Kulikov
Victoria Averbukh returned to Cornell's School of Operations Research and Information Engineering (ORIE) in 2007, after 10 years on Wall Street, to serve as a Senior Lecturer and the Director of Cornell Financial Engineering Manhattan (CFEM), ORIE's Manhattan office. Victoria received her B.A. in Mathematics from NYU in 1993 and her M.S. and Ph.D. from Cornell ORIE in 1997.
After completing her Ph.D., Victoria worked in Fixed Income Research at Salomon Brothers (now Citi) as a strategist covering US Treasury futures, and later Mortgage-Backed Securities. In 2004 she joined Deutsche Bank where she became the Head of Structured Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities Research. During her Wall Street career, Victoria focused on transaction-oriented research in fixed income. She has been quoted by the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and Bloomberg Radio.
Victoria's research focuses on financial modeling within area of fixed income and Mortgage-Backed Securities in particular.
Victoria's courses emphasize practical and transaction-oriented approach to valuation and pricing of interest-rate securities. In addition, the courses taught by Victoria Averbukh include presentation and independent project components to encourage students to learn about the relevant issues in the financial markets and practice their ability to present technical content to a wide audience.
Victoria Averbukh serves as a Director of Cornell University Chapter of Global Association of Risk Professional (GARP)s. In this capacity she either organized or moderated panels and public talks for students and Cornell alumni to build the awareness of Risk Management practices since 2010.