Jose-Maria Fernandez and Lindy Fishburne discuss open science and its new models and mechanisms for funding.
Jose-Maria Fernandez is a researcher at the MIT Sloan Laboratory for Financial
Engineering. His recent work has focused on the creation of new models to finance
scientific research. More specifically, along with Professor Andrew Lo and Dr. Roger Stein, he has applied the principles of structured finance and portfolio theory to design a new type of biomedical investment vehicle that issues RBO (research based obligations) to finance the development of new cures for cancer.
Prior to MIT he worked in debt capital markets for over ten years. Between 2005 and 2008 he was a Managing Director for Credit Agricole CIB in London where he ran the Debt Capital Markets Global Origination department for Sovereigns, Supranational and Development Agencies. Under his leadership, Credit Agricole's IFR euro league table ranking in this market segment successfully shifted to first in May of 2008, up from 14th
at the end of 2005.
Previously, since late 1997 Jose-Maria worked in the Spanish Ministry of Finance. In November 2002 he was appointed Head of the Public Debt department Treasury Department, Ministry of Finance, Madrid. In that position he was responsible for the capital market operations of the Kingdom of Spain, funding annually over $100b through the issuance and management of a multicurrency portfolio of debt securities. In this position he was also in charge for the management of the Kingdom’s $400b liability portfolio.
Jose-Maria holds an MBA degree from MIT Sloan’s Sloan Fellows Program in Innovation and Global Leadership, a Masters in Finance degree from the London Business School and Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Business from CUNEF in Madrid. He was appointed State Economist and Trade Expert of the Spanish General Government in 1997.