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Lakshmi Shankar Ramachandran - Emory University, Goizueta Business School. ATLANTA, GA, US

Lakshmi Shankar Ramachandran

Associate Professor in the Practice of Finance | Emory University, Goizueta Business School



Lakshmi Shankar Ramachandran (aka R. L. Shankar) is an Associate Professor in the Practice of Finance at Goizueta Business School, renowned for his expertise in FinTech and Asset Pricing. With a strong academic background, including a PhD in Finance from Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales du Nord (EdHEC), an MS in Computational Finance from Carnegie Mellon University, and a BS in Technology (B.Tech) from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras, Shankar brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to his field.

Shankar has made notable contributions to the field of finance, with a research agenda dedicated to enhancing our understanding of asset pricing and investigating the implications of FinTech in today's dynamic markets. His research papers have been published in esteemed journals such as the Journal of Financial Economics (JFE). Additionally, he has been honored with prestigious research grants, including the inaugural grant for capital markets from New York University and the National Stock Exchange of India.

Passionate about sharing knowledge, Shankar has spent over fifteen years offering cutting-edge courses on topics such as FinTech, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, and Blockchain Technology, alongside traditional subjects like Corporate Finance, Investments, Financial Derivatives, and Financial Risk Analytics. His impact extends beyond the academic realm, as he has established himself as a trusted knowledge partner for leading enterprises. Having trained over a thousand executives from renowned organizations such as Bank of America, Standard Chartered Bank, Barclays, World Bank, and IHS Markit, Shankar has made a significant impact on industry professionals.

Recognized for his exceptional teaching abilities, Shankar has received numerous awards, including the Weatherhead Graduate Faculty Teaching Excellence Award for 2020. Referred to as "The Professional Simplifier" by a prominent daily in Asia, he has a remarkable talent for making complex concepts accessible, ensuring that his lessons are engaging, straightforward, and impactful.

His expertise extends beyond the classroom and academic circles. As a highly articulate speaker, he has been invited to deliver keynote addresses and presentations at leading international seminars and conferences. His TEDx talk on Algorithmic Trading captivated audiences by vividly illustrating how algorithms have transformed global financial markets.