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Faculty Profile: Robert R. Reitano

Robert R. Reitano

Professor of the Practice of Finance in the Brandeis International Business School

Quantitative finance and financial risk management. Financial derivatives modeling, pricing and hedging applications.

Robert R. Reitano is MSF Program Director and Professor of the Practice of Finance at Brandeis International Business School where he specializes in risk management and quantitative finance, and has previously served as Senior Director of Academics. He has been Adjunct Professor in the Wuhan University of Technology School of Economics, Visiting Professor at Reykjavik University School of Business, and Adjunct Professor in Boston University's Masters Degree program in Mathematical Finance.

Dr. Reitano consults in investment strategy and financial risk management, was Chief Investment Officer of Controlled Risk Insurance Company (CRICO), and previously had a 29 year career at John Hancock/Manulife in asset/liability risk management and investment strategy, advancing to Executive Vice President & Chief Investment Strategist.

His research papers have appeared in a number of journals and have won an Annual Prize of the Society of Actuaries and two biennial F.M. Redington Prizes awarded by the Investment Section of the Society of the Actuaries. His book, “Introduction to Quantitative Finance: A Math Tool Kit,” was published by The MIT Press in January, 2010, and translated into Chinese by Truth & Wisdom Press in March, 2015. He is self-publishing an advanced follow-on series, “Foundations of Quantitative Finance,” of which the first six books were published in 2017-8 and available on his website at

Dr. Reitano has served as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the Professional Risk Managers International Association (PRMIA) and on the Executive Committee of the PRMIA Board, is currently a member of the PRMIA Boston Steering Committee, the Financial Research Committee of the Society of Actuaries, and serves on other not-for-profit boards and investment committees.

He has a Ph.D. in Mathematics from MIT, is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries, and a Chartered Enterprise Risk Analyst.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Ph.D.
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, M.A.


Awards & Honors:
  • (2017) Excellence in Teaching Award for Full Time Faculty: 2016-2017, International Business School.
  • (2008) Chartered Enterprise Risk Analyst (CERA) credential awarded by the Society of Actuaries as recognition for being a "Thought Leader" in the field.
  • (2007) Excellence in Teaching Award for Full Time Faculty: 2006-2007, International Business School.
  • (1996) Investment Section of the Society of Actuaries1994-95 F.M. Redington Prize for "Multivariate Stochastic Immunization Theory", Transactions of the Society of Actuaries, XLV, 1994.
  • (1994) Investment Section of the Society of Actuaries1991-93 F.M. Redington Prize for "Multivariate Duration Analysis", TSA, XLIII, 1991.
  • (1992) Society of Actuaries1991 Annual Prize for "Multivariate Duration Analysis", TSA, XLIII, 1991.