Giovanni Bruno started his PhD in 2014. He received his Master in Quantitative Finance from the LUISS University of Rome (Italy) in 2012 and his Bachelor in Economics from the University Federico II of Naples (Italy) in 2010. Prior to the beginning of his PhD program, he worked as Junior Risk Analyst in the Financial Risk division of PWC in Milan, and as Market Risk Consultant for one of the major Italian banks. Bruno's research interests are in derivatives, risk management and financial stability. His current research primarily involves the analysis of counterparty credit risk and systemic risk.