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Chris McHugh

Director, Centre for Sustainable Finance, The London Institute of Banking & Finance

United Kingdom

Chris McHugh is the Director of the Centre for Sustainable Finance at The London Institute of Banking & Finance and a faculty member lecturing on derivatives and risk.  He is a visiting lecturer at the Judge Business School, Cambridge University and a PhD researcher at the University of Portsmouth focusing on development finance.  As a Senior Adviser to the International Association of Portfolio Managers, he works with development banks on active risk management strategies. He has over 20 years’ experience in derivative markets, has worked in corporate finance specializing in financial institutions and in management consulting.


As a Managing Director at HSBC for 14 years, he ran trading and structuring teams responsible for the risk management of: Counterparty Risk (‘XVA’), Funding and Collateral Discounting risk; Energy Derivatives; Emerging Market Credit; and Foreign Exchange derivatives.  He was at the forefront of the bank’s commercial response to regulatory change and capital optimization.  Prior to that, he worked in Markets at Credit Suisse and Deutsche Bank, and at Merrill Lynch in Investment Banking.


Chris graduated from King’s College, Cambridge, with a degree in Engineering and has an MBA from London Business School.

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