Privat Privat

M.Sc. Kevin Wiegratz

Research Interests

  • Machine Learning in Finance
  • FinTech and Digital Finance
  • ESG and Sustainable Finance

Published and Accepted Papers

Education

PhD:

  • Since 2021: PhD Candidate in Finance, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

Master:

  • 2020: M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering and Management (with distinction), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
  • 2019: MBA Exchange at Vanderbilt University, Owen Graduate School of Management

Bachelor:

  • 2018: B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering and Management (with distinction), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
  • 2016: B.Sc. in Computer Science, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

Awards

  • Faculty Award 2022 from the Department of Economics and Management at KIT
  • Teaching Award 2021 for the Discussion Session to the Lecture “Financial Management” from the Department of Economics and Management at KIT
  • BAI Science Award 2021 from the German Association of Alternative Investments (Bundesverband Alternative Investments)
  • gif Real Estate Research Award 2021 from the German Society of Property Researchers (Gesellschaft für immobilienwirtschaftliche Forschung)
  • Hanns Voith Award 2021 from the Hanns Voith Foundation (Hanns-Voith-Stiftung)
  • DIA Real Estate Research Award 2021 from the German Real Estate Academy (Deutsche Immobilien-Akademie)
  • University Award Karlsruhe 2021 (Karlsruher Hochschulpreis) from the City of Karlsruhe

Work Experience

  • Since 2020: Research Fellow, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
  • 2018 - 2020: Research Assistant, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
  • 2017: Investment Banking Division Intern, Commerzbank AG

University Service

  • Since 2022: Faculty Council Member of the Department of Economics and Management (Representative of the Scientific Staff)

Teaching

  • Since 2024: Advanced Corporate Finance (Discussion Session, Master)
  • 2021 - 2023: Financial Management (Discussion Session, Bachelor)
  • Since 2020: Supervision of Bachelor and Master Seminar Papers (Topics: Sustainable Finance, FinTech, M&A, etc.)
  • Since 2020: Supervision of Bachelor and Master Theses (various topics related to my research interests)

Bachelor and Master Theses

  • Available Topics: Our chair offers many exciting thesis topics for your Bachelor's or Master's degree. You can find a list of currently available topics here.
  • Get in Touch: If your interest is in working on a topic offered by me, please do not hesitate to contact me well in advance. My interest is that you make the most of your thesis.
  • Industry Cooperations and Own Topics: If you plan to cooperate with industry partners or have an own topic in mind, I am happy to supervise if the topic relates to my research areas.
  • Application Procedure: The application procedure is described here.