Mr. Culp is an Adjunct Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business, where he has been a member of the faculty since 1998 and from which he received his Ph.D. in 1997. He studies structured finance and securitized products, derivatives, risk management, and insurance/reinsurance.
Culp is the author of numerous articles and four books: The Risk Management Process; The ART of Risk Management; Risk Transfer: Derivatives in Theory and Practice; and Structured Finance & Insurance. He has also co-edited two books: Corporate Hedging in Theory and Practice (with Merton H. Miller); and Corporate Aftershock (with William Niskanen). He serves as a member of the editorial boards of Futures Industry Magazine, the Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, the Journal of Risk Finance, and the Journal of Structured Finance.
In addition to his position at Chicago Booth, Culp is a Senior Advisor with Compass Lexecon (Chicago IL), Managing Director of Risk Management Consulting Services, Inc. (Chicago IL and Bern, Switzerland), and an Adjunct Fellow in Financial Regulation at the Competitive Enterprise Institute (Washington DC). He also worked previously at GT Management (Asia) Ltd. (a then-division of LGT Bank in Liechtenstein), TradeLink LLC, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago (Supervision & Regulation Department), and Chicago Partners LLC.
Outside of work, Culp enjoys downhill snow skiing, hiking, classical music, wine (especially French), and reading (with a bias toward classical literature and spy novels). He divides his time between his residences in Chicago and the Bernese Oberland (Switzerland).