Carlos da Costa

Term Lecturer, Finance



PhD (University of British Columbia); MSc in Finance (Simon Fraser University); MSc in Finance (London Guildhall University); BCom (Concordia University); DMS (Canadian Securities Institute); IA (Canadian Securities Institute); FCSI (Canadian Securities Institute)


Dr Carlos da Costa is an experienced instructor at Simon Fraser University where he offers undergraduate- and graduate-level finance, risk management, and accounting instruction. He is also an experienced lecturer at the University of British Columbia (UBC) where he provides undergraduate- and graduate-level mining finance and economics instruction.

He completed his PhD at UBC, focusing on the financial and regulatory aspects of financial assurance surrounding mine closure and reclamation requirements. He is also a seasoned financial professional with solid experience in financial modeling and valuation, structured finance, market and credit risk management, and alternative investments.

Carlos has been an active contributor, in multiple leadership roles, for many years, within PRMIA (Professional Risk Managers' International Association) and the Management & Economics Society (MES) of CIM (Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum).


Research Interests

Areas of research interest include:

Derivatives and Structured Finance
Securitisation and Asset Backed Finance
Real Options Valuation
Alternative Investments and Assets
Market and Credit Risk Analytics
Valuation Risk and Asset Pricing
Financial Modeling & Valuation
Mining, Oil and Gas, and Infrastructure Project Finance & Valuation
Environmental and Reclamation Financial Assurance
Environmental Finance
Sustainable/ESG Investments
Structured Finance Taxation and Law
Commodities Analysis
Alternative Investments