Elvin Mirzayev, CFA, FRM

Elvin Mirzayev, CFA, FRM

Elvin Mirzayev is a finance professional specializing primarily in Financial Risk Management. He is a Financial Risk Manager certified by the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) and is a CFA® charterholder.

Born in Bolnisi, Republic of Georgia and raised in Baku, Azerbaijan, Elvin obtained his bachelor’s degree in Public Administration at the Academy of Public Administration in Baku in 2008, followed by a Master’s degree in International Finance at Nürtingen University of Applied Sciences, in Nürtingen, Germany in 2010. Upon obtaining his Master’s degree Elvin started his professional career as a market risk manager at a local commercial bank. Currently, Elvin is a Senior Advisor at a local advisory company. He has great interest in tutoring and is an instructor of Investment Management at Khazar University in Baku. With an interest to pursue finance and economics research, he is excited to join the team of Investopedia contributors.

While finance is his major area of interest, he also has a passion for theoretical physics and enjoys his leisure time by reading detective books.

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  1. Exam Prep

    The Best Way To Prepare For The CFA Level 1 Exam

    Prepare to ace the CFA Level 1 exam by studying systematically.
  2. Commodities

    How To Buy Oil Options

    Crude oil options are widely traded energy derivatives, but with a twist. They're options on futures, offering the investor ...
  3. Trading Instruments

    How To Value Interest Rate Swaps

    Interest rate swaps are derivative instruments that enable counterparties to exchange fixed and floating cash flows.
  4. Trading Strategy

    Option trading strategies: A guide for beginners

    Options offer alternative strategies for investors to profit from trading underlying securities. Learn about the four basic ...
  5. Investing Strategy

    Arbitrage Pricing Theory: It's Not Just Fancy Math

    What are the main ideas behind arbitrage pricing theory? Find out how this model estimates the expected returns of a well-diversified ...
  6. Financial Analysis

    How to calculate goodwill

    Goodwill is an intangible, but it is still possible to effectively calculate or estimate it for a company.
  7. Trading Instruments

    How To Profit From Volatility

    We explain four key strategies to profit fom volatility in markets.
  8. Career / Compensation

    Discounted cash flows or comparables: Which to use

    DCF and comparables models are widely used in equity valuation, and here we'll explain the pros and cons of each method.
  9. Markets & Economy

    How Corruption Affects Emerging Economies

    Corruption results in inefficiencies in the operations of emerging economies and prevents such economies from reaching the ...
  10. Bonds / Fixed Income

    The Negative Rates of Europe's Central Banks

    We are currently seeing negative central bank deposit rates and government and corporate bonds with negative yields, but ...
  11. FA Relevant

    Equity Investments: CFA Level 2 Tutorial

    Chapter 1: Equity Valuation: Its Applications and Processes Chapter 2: Return Concepts for Equity Valuation Chapter 3: Industry ...
  12. Investing Strategy

    Stock Splits And Their Volatility Effect

    Since stock splits decrease the stock price, do they also increase volatility because shares are traded in smaller increments? ...
  13. International / Global

    Impact of the Chinese Economy on the U.S. Economy

    The economic growth of China has been decreasing since 2010. What impact does this have on the US and the world economy?
  14. Chart Strategy

    Target Vs. Walmart: Who's Winning The Big Box War?

    Wal-Mart dwarfs Target in number of stores, total assets, and market cap. But which company is more profitable?
  15. Bonds / Fixed Income

    The Fast-Paced World of Libor & Fixed Income Arbitrage

    LIBOR is an essential part of implementing the swap spread arbitrage strategy for fixed income arbitrage. Here is a step-by-step ...
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