Christopher L. Culp studies structured finance and securitized products, derivatives, risk management, and insurance/ reinsurance.
He is the author of a number of articles and books, including Risk Transfer: Derivatives in Theory and Practice and Structured Finance & Insurance: The ART of Managing Capital and Risk.
Culp is a senior advisor to Compass Lexecon in Chicago, managing director of Risk Management Consulting Services, Inc. in Chicago and Bern, and senior fellow in financial regulation at the Competitive Enterprise Institute in Washington DC. He is a former independent non-executive director of IDACORP, Inc., and Idaho Power Co. in Boise, Idaho, and has held positions at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Chicago Partners LLC, and GT Management Asia Ltd. His practical experience gives him regular exposure to how firms are addressing the topics he discusses in class. In addition to providing live case studies, his commercial experience keeps him informed about the topics that are most important to financial professionals at any given time.
Culp earned a bachelor's degree from the Johns Hopkins University and a PhD from Chicago Booth.
Outside of research, he enjoys snow skiing, hiking, racquetball, classical music, wine, and reading. He divides his time between his residences in Chicago and Interlaken, Switzerland.