Oxford University Professor of Financial Economics Joel Shapiro to Join SOFR Academy’s Panel of Advisors

NEW YORK & LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#Data–SOFR Academy, Inc. today announced that Professor Joel Shapiro has been appointed to the firm’s Panel of Advisors effective immediately.

Shapiro is a tenured Professor of Financial Economics at the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford in the United Kingdom, where he has taught since 2009.

Commenting on the appointment, Marcus Burnett, Chief Executive Officer of SOFR Academy, said, “Joel’s research has covered a range of topics directly relevant to our client base which align with our Firm’s priorities. His experience and expertise with issues that impact financial institutions and the global economy will contribute significantly as we continue to execute our strategy.”

Professor Joel Shapiro said, “I am delighted to be joining SOFR Academy. It is particularly exciting to be joining at a time when financial institutions are undergoing an unprecedented level of change. I look forward to helping the Firm deliver differentiated financial education and innovative market data for the new economy.”

Joel is an expert in the regulation and governance of financial institutions. He has published in leading international journals on reforming LIBOR, credit ratings, corporate governance, and financial regulation. His work has been cited by regulators such as the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, and the European Commission. He has also worked extensively with financial organizations including the Bank of England and European Security Markets Authority (ESMA), sharing his expertise, and advising on policy matters. Joel earned his Ph.D. in Economics in 2000 from Princeton University.

About SOFR Academy

SOFR Academy, Inc. provides financial education and market data to empower corporations, financial institutions, governments, and individuals to make better decisions. The Firm’s panel of advisors includes academics from Harvard University, the University of California Berkeley, New York University, Oxford University and Tsinghua University, as well as experienced financial services professionals. SOFR Academy is also driving the operationalizing of AXI and FXI as credit spread add-ons for SOFR for use in lending and derivative markets. SOFR Academy is a member of the American Economic Association (AEA), the Loan Syndications and Trading Association (LSTA), the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA), the Asia Pacific Loan Market Association (APLMA), the Bankers Association for Finance and Trade (BAFT) which is a wholly owned subsidiary of the American Bankers Association (ABA) and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (USCC). The Firm is headquartered in New York. For more information, please visit SOFR.org.



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