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CURRICULUM VITAE

Assistant prof. Saša Žiković, PhD
Faculty of Economics, University of Rijeka, Croatia
Phone: +385-51-355 179, Fax: +385-51-212 268.
E-mail: szikovic@efri.hr

EDUCATION:

2007
Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana, Republic of Slovenia, PhD in Economics, doctoral thesis: CAPITAL REQUIREMENTS AND MEASURING MARKET RISK IN EU NEW MEMBER STATES AND CROATIA IN LIGHT OF BASEL COMMITTEE GUIDELINES
Specialization: Quantitative finance and banking

2005
Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana, Republic of Slovenia, MSc in Economics, master thesis: FORMING OF OPTIMAL PORTFOLIO COMPOSED OF CROATIAN STOCKS AND MEASURING MARKET RISK BY USING VaR METHOD

2002
Faculty of Economics, University of Rijeka, Republic of Croatia, BSc in Economics, bachelor thesis: MANAGING BANK CAPITAL

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Faculty of Economics, University of Rijeka, Croatia:

2008 – present
Assistant Professor of Finance, Deputy Chair, Department of Finance and Banking

2002-2008
Teaching Assistant, Department of Finance and Banking

KD Bank, Slovenia:

2009 – present
Consultant to the Investment Banking and Risk Management departments

A Bank Vipa, Slovenia:

2004 – present
Consultant to the Risk Management department

2004 – 2005
Project Manager, implementation of Advanced Market Risk measurement and management system

COURSES:

• Quantitative risk management (PhD)
• Risk Management II (Postgraduate)
• Bank management (Postgraduate)
• Foreign Exchange Management (Postgraduate)
• Risk Management I (Undergraduate)
• Economics of banking (Undergraduate)
• International Finance (Undergraduate)
• International Insurance (Undergraduate)

HONORS AND PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION:

• Member of the editorial board: Qualitative Research in Financial Markets, Emerald Group Publishing, UK
• Court interpreter for English and German language
• Certified EU funds manager
• Member of Scientific Society of Economists (ZDE)
• Member of Croatian Society of Economists (HDE)
• Member of Alumni association - University of Ljubljana
• Member of American Finance Association (AFA)

2009
Award for the best scientific researcher in the field of social and humanistic studies at the University of Rijeka

2009
CEEPUS professor mobility grant, Faculty of Administration University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

2008
CEEPUS professor mobility grant, Faculty of Administration University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

2006
PhD grant, Slovenian Ministry of Science, Education and Sports

2003, 2004
M.Sc. grants, Croatian Ministry of Science, Education and Sports

1997
Award by the Croatian Ministry of Science, Education and Sports for classifying among top 500 students in Croatia

RESEARCH SPONSORSHIPS:

2002
Croatian Ministry of Science, Education and Sports

- Researcher on scientific project “Family tax burden”
- Researcher on scientific project “Fiscal policy in function of economical and social position of a family and population development”
- Researcher on scientific project “Strategy of socioeconomic relations of the Croatian society”

LECTURING AND ORGANIZATIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Organiser and Coordinator

2008
Workshop Capital markets in the EU in Summer school “International Environment and European Integration” organised by Faculty of Economics Rijeka and Chair Jean Monnet

2006
Workshop Business climate in transitional countries in Summer school “International Environment and European Integration” organised by Faculty of Economics Rijeka and Chair Jean Monnet

2005
Workshop Bank profitability in the EU and Transitional Economies in Summer school “International Environment and European Integration” organised by Faculty of Economics Rijeka and Chair Jean Monnet

Guest Lecturer

2010
Postgraduate course „International financial management“ as part of the postgraduate programme, Faculty of Economics, University of Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

March 2010
Workshop “High-Dimensional Data Analysis in Economics” organised by Humboldt-Universität Berlin and Faculty of Economics Zagreb, topic „Multivariate Extreme Value Theory Approach to Risk Management“

2009 - present
Graduate course “Banking and capital market legislation” at Faculty of Law, University of Rijeka, Croatia

2009
Visiting professor at Faculty of Administration, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

July 2009
Summer school “International Environment and European Integration” organised by Faculty of Economics Rijeka and Chair Jean Monnet, topic „Global financial crisis and EU“

May 2009
8th International seminar for bankers and financial experts: “Bank management”, organized by CISEF, Faculty of Economics Ljubljana, Miločer, Montenegro

2008 - present
Doctoral course „Investments and capital markets“ as part of the PhD programme „Applied economics“, Faculty of Economics, University of Split, Croatia

2008 - present
Postgraduate course „Investment portfolio management“ as part of the postgraduate programme „Financial management“, Faculty of Economics, University of Split, Croatia

2008
Visiting professor at Faculty of Administration, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

June 2008
7th International seminar for bankers and financial experts: “Bank management”, Miločer, Montenegro, organized by CISEF, Faculty of Economics Ljubljana

June 2008
14th Dubrovnik Economic Conference, organized by the Croatian National Bank, Dubrovnik, Croatia

2007 - present
Postgraduate course „International financial management“ as part of the postgraduate programme „Controlling“, Faculty of Economics, University of Rijeka

June 2007
13th Dubrovnik Economic Conference, organized by the Croatian National Bank, Dubrovnik, Croatia

2006
Specialized seminar “Shareholder”, organized by the Student Council of Faculty of Economics Rijeka, Rijeka

2006
Specialized education programs for pension funds managers, organised by HANFA (Croatian Agency for Oversight of Financial Institutions)

2006
Postgraduate course „Financial markets“ as part of the postgraduate programme, Faculty of Economics, University of Zagreb

Session Chair

May 2010
5th International Conference "An Enterprise Odyssey: From Crisis to Prosperity - Challenges for Government and Business" Business Odyssey, organised by Faculty of Economics Zagreb, Opatija, Croatia

April 2009
7th International conference «Economic integration, competition and cooperation», organised by Faculty of Economics Ljubljana and Faculty of Economics Rijeka, Opatija, Croatia

July 2007
5th International Conference on Accounting and Finance in Transition: European and Asian Experiences and Public Policy Considerations, London, Great Britain, organized by ICAFT, University of Greenwich

May 2005
3rd International conference on European & International political and economic affairs, Athens, Greece, organized by the Athens Institute for Education and Research

Other

July 2009
Key speaker at the 2nd Multinational Energy and Value Conference, organised by University of Groningen, Hacattepe University, Central bank of Turkey and British Petrol, Istanbul, Turkey

June 2009
Reviewer for 15th Dubrovnik Economic Conference, organized by the Croatian National Bank, Dubrovnik, Croatia

2005 - present
Lecturer and coordinator of training seminars organised by the Chair Jean Monnet

PARTICIPATION AT SEMINARS AND CONGRESES:

December 09 2009
Scientific seminar „ Analysis of the banking risks and their influence on the banks’ balance sheets in the Euro area in light of the financial crisis: ECB approach“ – Dejan Krušec, European Central Bank, organized by RCEF-a, Ljubljana, Slovenia

September 29 2009
Scientific seminar „Credit Risk and the Macroeconomy: Evidence from an Estimated DSGE Model“ - Egon Zakrajšek, Federal Reserve Board, Washington, organized by RCEF-a, Ljubljana, Slovenia

September 24 2009
Scientific seminar „ Gibrat's Law: Does it Work in Banking Sector?“ - Burcak Muge Tunaer, Dokuz Eylül University, Turkey, organized by RCEF, Ljubljana, Slovenia

September 22 2009
Scientific seminar „A Nonlinear Cointegration Analysis of the Environmental Kuznets Curve“ - Martin Wagner, Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna, organised by RCEF, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Sep 29 – Oct 8 2008
EMS School in Applied Mathematics „Risk Theory and Related Topics“, u organized by European Mathematical Society (EMS), Bedlewo, Poland

May 20 2008
Scientific seminar «Credit Market Shocks and Economic Fluctuations: Evidence from Corporate Asset Markets» - Egon Zakrajšek, Federal Reserve Board, Washington, organized by RCEF-a, Ljubljana, Slovenia

May 14 2008
Seminar «The Insiders' Guide to Getting Published in International Research Journals», organized by Emerald Publishing Group and Faculty of Economics Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia

April 14-25 2008
Scientific seminars «Identification Strategies in Economics» and «Applications of Time Series Econometrics», CERGE-EI, Prague, Czech Republic

November 14 2007
Training seminar «Excel for business analysis» organized by CISEF, Ljubljana, Slovenia

October 23 2007
Scientific seminar «Dynamic portfolio choice with parameter uncertainty» – Jaksa Cvitanić, California Institute of Technology, US, organized by RCEF, Ljubljana, Slovenia

September 25 2007
Training seminar «Data Analysis and Development with MATLAB» - Gamax kft., Zagreb, Croatia

June 5 2007
Scientific seminar «Solvency II» – Maciej Sterzynski, Catholic University of Leuven, University of Amsterdam, organized by RCEF, Ljubljana, Slovenia

May 30 2007
Training seminar «Data Analysis and Development with MATLAB» - Gamax kft., Ljubljana, Slovenia

March 7 2006
Scientific seminar «Optimal portfolio strategies under VaR framework» – Jan Dhaene, Catholic University of Leuven, University of Amsterdam, organized by CISEF, Ljubljana, Slovenia

July 2– 3 2004
Training seminar «The Case Method for Management Education» – Zagreb School of Economy and Management, Zagreb, Croatia

LANGUAGES:

  • Croatian (mother tongue)

  • English (CPE, court interpreter)

  • German (court interpreter)

  • Serbian (fluent)

  • Italian (fluent)

  • Slovene (fluent)

  • French

  • Esperanto

  • Russian

COMPUTER SKILLS:

Microsoft Office, Internet, Programming languages (Basic, Pascal, C++, Visual Basic), Programming packages (Matlab, Statistica, Stata, EViews, MathCad, RATS, PcGive, TSP)