Professor Cossin’s areas of special interest are risk assessment, pricing, and management; financial structuring with options and real options; and the application of advanced techniques for, for example, assessing investments, structuring mergers and acquisitions for value creation, project financing, hi-tech valuation, and structuring joint ventures. He is also interested in the role of investment banks and the value they create for their clients.
Professor Cossin has worked for Goldman Sachs (London, UK) and pharmaceutical company Roussel-Uclaf (Tokyo, Japan) as it was considering an initial offering on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. He has taught at Harvard University, where he obtained two Derek Bok Awards for excellence in teaching, and was associate then full professor at HEC, University of Lausanne (1993-2002). He chaired the university’s Department of Management (1995-1997); was the Director of its Institute of Banking & Financial Management (1997-2002); and was Director of the PhD in Management (1997-1999).
He is the author and co-author of two books, including one of the leading books on credit risk, several book chapters, and many articles, several of which have obtained citations of excellence or other awards.