Prof. Dr. Nicos A. Scordis is guest lecturer at the MSc Finance program at HSBA. He holds the John R. Cox/ACE Limited Chair of Risk at the the School of Risk Management, Insurance and Actuarial Science at the Tobin College of Business of St. John’s University in New York. In his research he investigates how publicly-traded firms engage with risk and uncertainty in their evolving operations. In his teaching he professes the prudent simplification of complexity as essential to understanding the consequences from volatility on a firm's ability to create sustainable wealth for society. He publishes regularly in academic journals and occasionally in industry journals. He uses his practical and conceptual expertise to translate complex relations at the intersection of insurance, risk and finance into easy-to-understand language. Dr. Scordis is often cited and invited to speak to industry and regulators. He was sought out by the US Congress for expert testimony on financial services integration. He has won repeatedly national awards for innovation in risk and insurance education, and received recognition for the applicability of his research. Dr. Scordis has a Bachelors of Science from Florida State University (1988), a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Georgia (1989) and a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of South Carolina (1994).