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1 Oleg Shibanov New Economic School Contact Information Mailing Address: New Economic School, Suite 720, Nakhimovskii Prospekt 47, , Moscow, Russia Website: Research Interests Asset Pricing: Mutual Funds, Information Asymmetry, Business Cycle, International Finance, Macroeconomics, Production Economy, Numerical Methods Education Ph.D. in Finance, London Business School, (awarded June 2011) Ph.D. in Mathematics (Statistics), Moscow State University, awarded October 2009 M.Res. in Finance, London Business School, 2007 M.A. in Economics, New Economic School, Moscow, 2005 M.Sc. in Mathematics, Moscow State University, summa cum laude, 2003 References Professor Francisco Gomes Professor Anna Pavlova London Business School London Business School Finance Finance (+44) (+44)

2 Teaching Experience Asset Pricing (2nd year MA in Economics), lecturer, New Economic School, present Macroeconomics-2 (1st year MA in Economics), lecturer, New Economic School, present Advanced Macroeconomics (2nd year MA in Economics), lecturer, New Economic School, Investment Management (3rd year undergraduate programme), lecturer and tutor, Warwick Business School, Corporate Finance/Investments (Masters in Finance), London Business School, Econometrics I-IV (MA in Economics), New Economic School, Moscow, Employment Assistant professor of Finance, New Economic School, present Assistant professor of Finance (Lecturer), Warwick Business School, Research assistant for Professor Mike Chernov, London Business School, Economist, CEFIR, Moscow, Awards and Grants PhD Programme financial award, London Business School, "Branching Processes and Applications", Steklov Institute, Moscow, "Branching Processes and Molecular Biology", Netherlands-Russia, Conference Participation 15th Annual Conference of the Swiss Society for Financial Market Research (SGF), April 2012 ("Mutual Fund Fees, Flows and Performance") "Energy and Finance", Erasmus University Rotterdam, October 2011 ("Financial 2

3 Markets and Cap-and-Trade System in a General Equilibrium Model") "Private Equity", London Business School, June discussant Publications Shibanov, O. and A.M. Zubkov, 2009, "Time Required to Unify All Particles in the Scheme of Equiprobable Allocation into a Sequence of Cell Layers", Mathematical Notes, vol. 85, no. 3, pp Shibanov, O. and A.M. Zubkov, 2007, "Poisson-Type Limit Theorem for a Two-Stage Polynomial Allocation of Particles Into Cells", Review of Applied and Manuf. Mathematics, vol. 14, no. 3, pp (in Russian) Shibanov, O. and A.M. Zubkov, 2006, "Poisson-Type Limit Theorem for a Two-Stage Equiprobable Allocation of Particles Into Cells", Discrete Mathematics, vol. 18, no. 4, pp (in Russian) Working Papers "Financial Markets and Cap-and-Trade System in a General Equilibrium Model", 2012 Abstract: In this paper, I study the impact of a global cap-and-trade system for greenhouse gas emissions on financial markets. The analysis is conducted using a general equilibrium production economy with two countries. One of the countries (developed country) introduces the system from the very beginning while the other country (developing country) can join it later. Firms in the first country are divided into two types with either high or low emission levels. Therefore, this setup allows me to study both cross-country and within-country differences. Producers face shrinking caps on their emissions and can reduce these emissions by installing a cleaner technology. Three main results are obtained in this setting. First, producers that have lower emissions at the start-up date have consistently higher expected returns on equity. Second, this return spread depends on the fraction of emission permits given for free, and on the efficiency of the cleaner technology. The higher the fraction of free permits and the reduction in the emissions after installment of the cleaner technology, the lower the 3

4 spread. Further, I show that if the second country joins the cap-and-trade agreement at the start-up date, and if it is given a high enough number of permits, both countries are better off in terms of consumption streams. But they might be worse off in terms of emissions after taking into account the long-lasting impact of the greenhouse gases. So, I derive the level of permits that makes the second country break-even in terms of consumption stream and show that this level leads to higher long-term emissions than in the case of the first country with caps only. The results are stable to a range of parameters. I obtain empirical results which support the implications of the model. "Mutual Fund Fees, Flows and Performance", 2012 Abstract: This paper studies the relation between fees and performance in the US mutual fund industry. As rational model predicts, in a competitive market fees should be positively related to the before-fees risk-adjusted performance (alpha) if investors can fully hedge against idiosyncratic risks. However, previous studies have discovered that alpha may be negatively related to fees. I show that this result is not robust over time and that alpha has only a marginal impact on the variability of fees. I disentangle impact of "positive annual alpha" (alpha-plus) and "negative annual alpha" (alpha-minus) that represent the sums of positive and negative monthly alphas over the last year, respectively. Alpha-plus has positive impact on fees while alpha-minus has negative impact. These two measures also explain future volatility of alpha. Next, I study the changes in fees and provide evidence that these changes are negatively related to both alpha-plus and alpha-minus. This means that the funds that achieve lower performance in the past tend to increase fees. I further show that the funds that increase fees improve their performance. Finally, fund flows depend positively on alpha-plus and negatively on alpha-minus. Intuitively, this means that investors might prefer lottery-like fund returns. I show that a simple model can reproduce these results if investors have a risk-aversion coefficient close to 1 and the fund manager is sufficiently risk-averse. "Human Capital, Training and Portfolio Choice over the Life Cycle", 2011 Abstract: The paper studies optimal labor, consumption, training and portfolio decisions in a life-cycle model with human capital and wealth accumulation. The agent 4

5 can increase his future earnings by augmenting the human capital through training and learning-by-doing. The framework allows for retirement capital and i.i.d. process for employment and assumes two types of agents: constrained, who cannot invest into stock, and unconstrained. It is shown that the levels of wage income and the shape of wealth can be matched to the data, while the share of risky asset in the portfolio exhibit an inverse U-shaped form. Labor supply is shown to follow declining pattern. Two special cases in which the agents either invest half of the wealth into risky stock or work for half of available time are studied. The agents who cannot flexibly adjust their labor or portfolio lose more than 5% of utility. Other Working Papers "Alpha Estimation in the Mutual Fund Industry", joint with Igor Makarov, 2012 (work in progress) "Changing Investment Set and Performance", joint with Ksenia Panidi, 2012 (work in progress) "Information Acquisition, Individual and Fund Investment", 2009 "Monetary Policy, Risk Premium and the Business Cycle",

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