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Igor Axenov

Lecturer; Director, Securitized Products Market Risk, Barclays

Igor Axenov is an experienced capital markets professional with more than 20 years’ experience in securitized products trading, analytics, research and risk. He is currently Director of Securitized Products Market Risk team at Barclays.

Prior to Barclays, Igor traded securitized products in Structured Credit Trading team at RBS Greenwich Capital with focus on mortgage and corporate credit.  Prior to RBS, he was a desk credit analyst at Genworth Financial Asset Management, concentrating on the full spectrum of fixed income products.  Prior to Genworth, he was a valuation analyst at Structured Transactions and Analytic Research group at Wachovia/Wells Fargo, focusing on structured credit research, surveillance and valuation. 

Before teaching at Columbia University, Igor was a lecturer at Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College, The City University of New York. 

Igor is a charter holder of CFA Institute and a longtime member of CFA NY (New York Society of Security Analysts), where he leads Investment Strategy Roundtable, a monthly discussion group covering diverse topics in finance and beyond.


  • M.S., Finance, American University, Washington DC
  • B.S.B.A., Business Administration – Finance, American University, Washington DC