Chukwuma Dim, Ph.D.


Chukwuma holds a doctorate in Finance from the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management. He earned a master’s degree in Financial Engineering from Xiamen University, and a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nigeria. Over the years of his study and research, Chukwuma has won several awards and recognition, including the University Anniversary Award for the best graduating international student university-wide, and the School of Economics Excellent Student Award, both from Xiamen University.

Chukwuma worked as a Researcher at the Lagos Business School, conducting research on risks in public-private partnerships, infrastructure projects, and evaluation and optimal design of infrastructure industry reforms. Chukwuma also worked as a Financial Analyst at Agusto & Co, where he, amongst other things, conducted risk ratings of Non-Bank Financial Institutions, research and risk ratings on Financial Technology and Solid Minerals industries, as well as target market studies. At Agusto & Co., Chukwuma designed quantitative models for ratings-migration matrix and the probability of default term structure embedded in credit risk management applications. He is currently with George Washington University, USA.

Chukwuma’s current research and applied interests cut across asset pricing, quantitative portfolio and risk management, financial markets, and applications of big data in finance and economics.