Asensio USF Faculty University of San Francisco

Ivan Asensio

Assistant Professor

Part-Time Faculty

SFH Downtown Campus, Room 602


Ivan Oscar Asensio brings to USF more than 15-years of professional experience at global investment banks. He has worked at HSBC, Merrill Lynch & Co. and Bank of America, advising multinational corporations and institutional investors on risk management issues related to currency hedging, derivative accounting policy, cross-border M&A, global capital structure, risk transfer, portfolio optimization, currency overlay strategy, and signal generation.

Asensio brings a wealth of professional experience and a multi-disciplinary approach to solving problems into his classroom instruction. His current academic research agenda focuses on two important strands in the finance literature: solving the currency hedging puzzle and understanding the drivers that propagate the risk premium in option prices.

Ph.D., Economics, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2013
M.A., International Economics, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2011
M.S., Statistics, University of California, Los Angeles, 2005
B.S., Finance, University of Southern California, 1998
B.A., Mathematics, University of Southern California, 1998