Barry Schachter, Ph.D.


Dr. Barry Schachter is an Advisor at Fossil Free Indexes. After completing his Ph.D. in Economics at Cornell University, Dr. Schachter spent the early part of his career in academia. He left academia in 1990 to take up a position at the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission to conduct research on derivatives policy issues. He later moved to the Comptroller of the Currency for a role combining research with bank supervision. Since 1997 he has worked in NYC for several financial firms as a risk manager. His research agenda is focused on portfolio risk measurement and management. He maintains a variety of connections to the academic and practitioner communities. He is a senior advisor on risk analytics to RiXtrema, a risk software company. He is a Research Associate at EDHEC Risk Institute and a Fellow of the Program in Mathematics in Finance at the Courant Institute of NYU. He has held board positions with the International Association of Financial Engineers and the Professional Risk Managers International Association. He is the manager of Gloria-Mundi, an online resource for risk management research, which he founded in 1996. His most recent book, How I Became a Quant, was co-Edited with Richard Lindsay and published by Wiley in 2007. His risk management blog is