Contact Dr Walter Gontarek
- Email: W.Gontarek@cranfield.ac.uk
CEO and co-founder of Channel Capital Advisors, a FCA authorised and regulated asset manager and FinTech firm. Previously founder and head of global credit products at Royal Bank of Canada. Board member: FrontClear Management BV (backed by UK government and a global development banks), Wiserfunding Ltd (a London based FinTech firm affiliated with Dr Ed Altman of the z-score), Chairman of FinTech firm Cloud 9 Group in the NL, and named Financial Expert at PRIME based in The Hague, NL.
Recently presented financial research at International Risk Management Conferences (IRMC) sponsored by NYU Stern/University of Florence (2017) and NYU Stern/Paris Dauphine (2018), International Corporate Governance Society (ICGS) at Bentley College (2016), and British Academy of Management/Cranfield University DBA Symposium (2016).
Lectures Financial Markets, Regulation and Ethics courses at Cranfield SOM and other international universities as well as FinTech electives for MSc Finance, MSc Investment Management, and MSc Retail and Digital Banking programs. Recently presented at University of Muscat, University of St Gallen, St John's University and other venues.
Articles In Journals
- Gontarek W & Bender R. (2018) Examining risk governance practices in global financial institutions: the adoption of risk appetite statements, Journal of Banking Regulation, 20 (Early Online).
- Gontarek W & Belghitar Y (2018) Risk governance: Examining its impact upon bank performance and risk-taking, Financial Markets, Institutions and Instruments, Early online.
- Gontarek W. (2016) Risk governance in financial institutions: The growing importance of risk appetite and culture, Journal of Risk Management in Financial Institutions, 9 (2).