Anastasia Kogan

Risk Manager in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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I was born in Russia and moved to the UK at the age of 15 after winning a scholarship to attend an international college. After finishing the college and graduating from London School of Economics I moved to Canada to pursue my graduate degree in 2003 and am now a proud Canadian citizen. I have deep respect for Canadian humanitarian stance and values of diversity and inclusion, and wish for more countries around the world to take the same approach to foreign and domestic policy.

My education:


Masters of Mathematical Finance at University of Toronto.

BSc in Maths and Economics from London School of Economics.


Certification of Montessori Casa Teacher with Canadian Montessori Teacher Education Institute.

Diploma in Early Childhood Education from Algonquin College, Ottawa.


My professional experience:

I worked for Royal Bank of Canada head office, Market Risk group for seven years, first as a Senior Business Analyst in Infrastructure Development, and last as a Senior Manager in Market Risk Reporting and Analysis, responsible for daily market risk reporting and for regulatory and economic capital calculations for the bank's trading books, and managing a group of 5 direct reports. See my linkedin profile for full details. I left RBC on great terms with a goal to pursue a more humanitarian career direction, and completed diplomas for Early Childhood Education and Montessori teaching after taking time off for travel.

I postponed my entrepreneurial plans of opening my own school indefinitely due to ongoing changes in regulatory framework around early childhood education in Ontario, and decided to return to banking, aiming to expand my knowledge of Risk Management by exploring a field outside of Marker Risk.

Some personal characteristics:
Ongoing quest for knowledge and information, adaptable, and easy going. I appreciate people's individual qualities and concentrate on people's strengths rather than their weaknesses.

Some personal interests:

Travel is important to make one more open-minded and flexible.

Photography and digital image editing.

Reading. News, science fiction.

Learning new skills.

An active lifestyle.

  • Education
    • Masters of Mathematical Finance
    • BSc Mathematics and Economics,
    • Montessori teacher training
    • Early Childhood Education