Speaker Profile

Lotfi Karoui

Managing Director
Goldman Sachs

Lotfi is the chief credit strategist of Goldman Sachs. He is responsible for research and views on global credit markets. He joined Goldman Sachs in 2007 and was named managing director in 2015. He publishes regularly on the state of fixed income markets and asset allocation.Prior to joining the firm, Lotfi taught undergraduate and graduate level courses in finance and operations research at McGill University and HEC Montreal.

Lotfi’s academic research spans fixed income markets, interest rate models and macro-finance. It has been recognized with awards from the Financial Mathematics Institute of Montréal and published in a number of leading academic journals such as the Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, the Journal of Financial Economics, the Journal of Derivatives, and Management Science.

Born and raised in Tunisia, Lotfi graduated from the Institut des Hautes Études Commerciales in Carthage, Tunisia with a Bachelor degree in finance in 2000. He earned a Master’s degree in Financial Engineering from HEC Montréal in 2002 and a PhD in Financial Economics from McGill University in 2007. He is fluent in Arabic and French.