Christian Manicaro

Christian Manicaro


Research topic: Extracting Sectoral Equity Risk Premia from CDS Spreads

Research interests: Hedge Fund Strategies, Volatility Spillovers, Term Structures of Interest Rates and Portfolio Management.

SupervisorsProfessor Jacco Thijssen and Dr Adriana Cornea-Madeira


Christian Manicaro currently heads the investment arm of AQA Capital Ltd, an asset management company in Malta. Previously, he was a Portfolio Manager at APS Bank Malta Ltd and a Merger and Acquisition Analyst at the Malta Competition Authority. He is also a Visiting Lecturer and Researcher at the University of Malta. He holds an MSc degree in Economics and Finance from the University of York, obtained in January 2013 and a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree in Economics from the University of Malta obtained in November 2009. Christian is also a CFA Charterholder, having passed all three exams and obtained the required work experience in August 2014.

School for Business and Society
University of York
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York Science Park
York YO10 5ZF