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Chris McHugh

Chris McHugh

Lecturer and Director of the Centre for Sustainable Finance

Chris has over 20 years’ experience in investment banking, with a focus on the risk management and structuring of derivative-based transactions. He has significant exposure to a wide range of asset classes:

  • foreign exchange
  • interest rates
  • energy commodities
  • emerging markets
  • credit derivatives, and
  • valuation adjustments (XVA).
Chris is also a Visiting Lecturer at the Cambridge Judge Business School and a Doctoral Researcher at the University of Southampton.


Derivatives, risk management, financial markets, regulation


Senior Adviser, International Association of Credit Portfolio Managers: 2018 – present
The London Institute of Banking & Finance: 2017 – present
University of Cambridge Judge Business School, Visiting Lecturer: 2010 – present


  • Managing Director: 2002–16
  • Global Counterparty Exposure Management Head: 2011–16
  • Global Energy Solutions Group Head: 2010–11
  • Credit Treasury Head: 2009–11
  • EMEA Emerging Markets Structured Trading Head: 2006–08
  • Global Foreign Exchange Structuring Head: 2002–06

Credit Suisse First Boston, Head of FX Structuring: 1998–2002
Deutsche Bank, Senior Associate Director: 1996–98
Merrill Lynch, Associate: 1994–96
Mars & Co Consulting, Senior Associate: 1989–92.


MBA, London Business School, University of London: 1992–94
MA, Engineering, King’s College Cambridge: 1985–88

Professional qualifications

PGCLTHE, Kingston University: 2018
PRA/FCA Register: 1994–2016
NASD, Series 7/63 (USA): 1994


English (fluent), French (good), Spanish (intermediate)


The Treasurer, Risk Magazine

Professional activity

Marcus Evans, Benchmark Rate Transition, Chairman: 2019
Liquidity and Funding Risk, Risk.net conference, Chairman: 2017
Marcus Evans, Annual CVA Conference, Chairman: 2015
Platts Energy Derivatives, Conference presenter on the HSBC/Total Alliance: 2010
Joint China-IMF Training Program, Dalian China – derivatives in conjunction with the Bank of England, Federal Reserve and the Bank of Japan – ran high-level seminars on the Foreign Exchange System and derivatives: 2004


SEO London Advisory Board: 2004–16

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