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Christof W. Stahel

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Assistant Director, Division of Economic and Risk Analysis
Washington, DC, USA

Christof W. Stahel, Ph.D.
Assistant Director
Division of Economic and Risk Analysis


Dr. Stahel is an Assistant Director in the Division of Economic and Risk Analysis and heads the division’s Office of Asset Management. In 2015, he was selected to be a member of the Financial Stability Board’s Market Experts Group.

In his role, Dr. Stahel directs the Office’s economic and other interdisciplinary analyses in support of the Commission on issues related to the regulation of investment advisers, investment companies, and hedge funds and other institutional investors. The Office also conducts economic analyses to support of the Commission on issues related to systemic risk in the context of the asset management industry.

Dr. Stahel joined the SEC in 2012 from academia. His research has published in leading finance journals such as The Journal of Finance and the Review of Financial Studies. Dr. Stahel received his Ph.D. in Finance from The Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business in 2004.  He also holds an M.A. in Economics and an M.A. in Econometrics. Prior to his doctoral studies he worked as an Economist at the Swiss Central Bank in Switzerland and was a Lecturer in Econometrics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology.


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