Yevhen Havrylenko

Chair, PhD Student at the Chair of Mathematical Finance

Yevhen completed his bachelor’s degree program in System Analysis at Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine in June 2015. A DAAD-scholarship enabled him to pursue a M.Sc. degree in Mathematical Finance and Actuarial Science at TUM, which he obtained in May 2018. During his master’s degree program, he completed two internships at BayernLB as well as d-fine GmbH and carried out research on hedge funds’ fee structures at Western University, Canada. In June 2018 Yevhen embarked on a PhD track in portfolio optimization at the ERGO Center of Excellence in Insurance, Chair of Mathematical Finance at TUM.

“In my view, the alumni club is a great community that helps TUM students as well as alumni prosper professionally and is a perfect opportunity for us to contribute to TUM in numerous ways.”

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Gabriela Zeller

Deputy Chair, PhD Student at the Chair of Mathematical Finance

Gabriela began her studies within the undergraduate program in Mathematics at TUM in October 2012. After studying abroad at CIMAT in Guanajuato, Mexico and KTH in Stockholm, she joined the elite graduate program Finance and Information Management (FIM) at TUM and the Universities of Augsburg and Bayreuth in October 2016. Following a research project at the University of Calgary, she graduated with her master's thesis on "Hawkes Processes in Insurance" in March 2019. During her studies, Gabriela gained practical experience through two internships within the Financial Services division of KPMG. In July 2019, Gabriela started her PhD at the ERGO Center of Excellence in Insurance at the Chair of Mathematical Finance.

“I have decided to contribute actively to the alumni club in order to help create a network that connects current and former students of TUM across companies, industries and geographical boundaries through their shared interest in Mathematical Finance.”

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Stefan Glogger

Member of Board, International Graduate Trainee at Munich Re

Stefan studied in parallel “B.Sc. Mathematics” and “B.Sc. Management and Technology” at TU Munich and completed the elite graduate program Finance and Information Management (FIM) at TUM, University of Augsburg and University of Bayreuth in 2019. During his studies, he did an exchange programme at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia and did research at Western University, Canada. He gained business experience at KPMG, and enhanced his entrepeunerial skillset during the Manage&More programme. Since October 2019, Stefan works as an International Graduate Trainee at Munich Re.

“The Alumni Club is an excellent way for students and alumni to meet like-minded people and build up a professional network. This is especially important in a global economy and I am happy to contribute.”

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Jonathan Helm

Member of Board, Risk Analyst at MEAG

Jonathan earned his bachelor’s degree in Mathematics at FAU Erlangen and his master’s degree in “Mathematical Finance and Actuarial Science” at TU Munich. During his studies, he gained programming experience in a software consulting company, an introduction into actuarial mathematics at HUK Coburg and risk management skills at Bayern LB. He wrote his master’s thesis about “Portfolio Optimization with the Hierarchical Clustering Approach” at an asset management company based in Munich. He also spent two semesters abroad at Tsinghua University in Beijing. In October 2018, he started a Trainee Programme at MEAG, the asset manager of the Munich Re Group.

“The Alumni Club is an opportunity for alumni and students to network and build valuable connections that help further their careers. It can help all its members to realize their potential and I am proud to be a part of that.”

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Michel Kschonnek

In October 2015, Michel Kschonnek started his undergraduate studies in Mathematics at TUM and later joined the TopMath BSc-program under the supervision of Prof. Zagst in October 2017.  During his studies, Michel spent an ERASMUS semester at the University of Bath and gained practical experience at Allianz and Deloitte, before finishing his undergraduate studies with a bachelor’s thesis titled “Dynamic Portfolio Optimization Methods: A Comparison “. Afterwards, he transitioned to the doctoral phase of the TopMath program and conducted a research semester at Western University, before returning in October 2019. Upon returning, he started to work part time for Zobel Values and took on a position at the chair of mathematical finance in February 2020.


“By connecting financial mathematicians in industry and academia with current students, FiMaTUM has the potential to make an invaluable contribution to the personal development and professional network of its members. I would like to help the club realize this potential and support its growth into an active community.”

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