Michael Strohmayr joined WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management as a research assistant and doctoral student at the Allianz Endowed Chair of Finance in June 2021. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a major in Finance from Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, and holds a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Mannheim. During his master studies, he spent a semester abroad at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He previously gained work experience i.a. at J.P. Morgan Securities plc, Allianz Investment Management SE, Baader Bank AG, and Bayerische Börse AG in Munich and Frankfurt. His research interests include (macro) financial economics, portfolio and risk management, as well as machine learning applications in finance and economics.