Dr. Demir Bektić is Executive Director and Head of Quant Fixed Income at Deka Investment, where he is responsible for a double-digit billion dollar amount of assets under management. Additionally, he is an Adjunct Professor of Finance at the International University of Monaco and an Assistant Professor of Finance at the Darmstadt University of Technology. Furthermore, he was a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Miami. He is also a member of the private institute for quantitative capital market research (IQ-KAP) at the DekaBank. During his doctoral studies he was a visiting Ph.D. student at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and he obtained his Ph.D. in Finance from the Darmstadt University of Technology. Prior to joining Deka Investment, he has worked as a portfolio manager Global Macro / Multi Asset at the Monti Investment family office and in the Portfolio Management / Trading Absolute Return division of Lupus alpha Asset Management. He regularly presents his research at international conferences and publishes in journals such as the Journal of Portfolio Management, Journal of Fixed Income and Journal of Asset Management. Additionally, Demir referees for journals such as the Journal of Banking and Finance, Financial Analysts Journal, Journal of Asset Management and Economics Letters.
Demir received his Diploma (equivalent to Master) in Business Informatics from the University of Mannheim. During his studies, he was a research assistant to Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Martin Weber at the Banking and Finance Department (University of Mannheim) and at Mannheim Business School. Furthermore, he gained working experience as an intern in the Foreign Exchange & Commodity Derivatives Trading division at Deutsche Bank, the Portfolio Managemeent Managed Futures / CTA divison at Aquila Capital, the Portfolio Management Structured Products / Financial Engineering division at cominvest Asset Management (now Allianz Global Investors) and as a consultant in Hong Kong & Guangzhou (China).