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Chris McHugh

Lecturer and Director of the Centre for Sustainable Finance

The London Institute of Banking & Finance Faculty Profiles

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: 2002–2016.
  • Global Counterparty Exposure Management Head: 2011–2016.
  • Global Energy Solutions Group Head: 2010–2011.
  • Credit Treasury Head: 2009–2011.
  • EMEA Emerging Markets Structured Trading Head: 2006–2008.
  • Global Foreign Exchange Structuring Head: 2002–2006.

Credit Suisse First Boston, Head of FX Structuring: 1998–2002.
Deutsche Bank, Senior Associate Director: 1996–1998.
Merrill Lynch, Associate: 1994–1996.
Mars & Co Consulting, Senior Associate: 1989–1992.

MBA, London Business School, University of London: 1992–1994.
MA, Engineering, King’s College Cambridge: 1985–1988.

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 & derivatives: 2004.

SEO London Advisory Board: 2004–2016.