† Dr. Zdenek Sid Blaha M.A., D.B.A.


Field of interest: Financial economics; risk management See my Web site: http://samba.fsv.cuni.cz/~blahaz
Membership: Former pedagogues


Email: ies [AT] fsv [DOT] cuni [DOT] cz
Personal web pages: http://samba.fsv.cuni.cz/~blahaz

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Canadian and Czech citizen with advanced graduate degrees in Finance and Economics (Montreal). Lectureships at several universities and colleges in North America and Europe over the years have been supplemented by extensive experience in teaching practical hands-on seminars for finance professionals, stock brokers, investment bankers, and senior managers.

Job history

Financial economist with analytical and multilingual communication skills and diversified experience acquired on developed capital as well as derivatives markets, and on various international assignments throughout North America (starting upon arrival in Canada in the early 1960s).
He has had a substantial exposure to capital markets initially as a trader, technical analyst, and registered representative (also licensed to deal and hedge with options and other financial products with non-linear pay-off profiles) in the stock brokerage industry in Canada and the U.S. starting in the mid-1960s. As an equity and fixed-income analyst he possesses professional experience in investment management and research as well as the necessary theoretical background. The latter would include academic and practical exposure covering corporate finance; risk management; financial derivatives and their applications; quantitative investment research and analysis, and portfolio management. Over the three-and-a-half-decades long career he has been associated with several prominent international investment banking firms, and consulting consortia in economics research and forecasting in the investment industry.

Extra activities

Teaching at the Institute of Economic Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University of Prague, 1999 +
For more details see my Web site: http://samba.fsv.cuni.cz/~blahaz

Topics for supervision

Supervised Master Theses

all/awarded: 2/0

Supervised Ph.D. Theses

number: 1
Mgr. Magda Neprašová, PhD.


Česká Spořitelna


Patria Finance