Dr. Samanta


Dr. Prodyot Samanta holds the position of Professor of Risk Management. Dr. Samanta holds a Ph.D. in Financial Economics from Fordham University and a Master in Arts in Economics and Statistics from the Delhi School of Economics. He is currently an Adjunct Professor at New York University SCPS. He has also held the positions of Adjunct Professor at the New York Institute of Finance as well as Associate Professor at the School of Business at Manhattan College.

He is the founder and President of ThirdEye RiskInsights, a boutique enterprise risk management (ERM) firm that provides guidance and leadership on ERM strategy and assessments. Dr. Samanta has over 15 years experience in the field of risk management and conducts numerous seminars, workshops and research, working closely with companies, governments and non-profit organizations to help them establish robust and integrated ERM frameworks.

Dr. Samanta is a frequent speaker and presenter at several national and international risk management conferences and symposiums. He is an active member of several global risk management organizations, and has served on the Advisory Examination Council for GARP. He also currently serves as an advisory board member for North Carolina State University’s ERM initiative program. Dr. Samanta has been honored by “Treasury and Risk” magazine as one of the 100 most influential individuals in finance and is a chartered member of “Risk Who’s Who”.

Academic Positions Held
  • Professor of Risk Management, Monarch Business School
  • Adjunct Professor, New York University-SCPS
  • Adjunct Professor, New York Institute of Finance
  • Associate Professor, School of Business, Manhattan College
Academic Credentials
  • Ph.D. in Financial Economics, Fordham University
  • M.A. in Economics & Statistics, Delhi School of Economics
Memberships, Awards And Honors
  • Member, ACBSP-Accreditation Council For Business Schools & Programs, USA
  • Advisory Board Member, North Carolina University ERM program
  • Member, GARP-Global Association of Risk Professionals
  • Member, PRMIA-Professional Risk Managers’ International Association
  • Member, RMA-Risk Management Association
  • Chartered Member, “Risk Who’s Who”
  • Member of the Examination Council for GARP’s FRM Certification
  • Recognized as “100 Most Influential Individuals in Management” by Treasury & Risk Management magazine 2007
Main Academic Interests
  • Enterprise Risk Management
  • Financial Economics
Professional Positions Held
  • President, ThirdEye RiskInsights
  • Director, Standard and Poor’s Rating Group
  • Manager, Algorithmics Inc.
Selected and Recent Publications


  • Samanta, Prodyot, ERM: A Strategic Tool for Hedging Performance Disruption; Journal of Risk management in Financial Institutions, Volume Two, Number Three, April-June 2009
  • Samanta, Prodyot, Why ERM Is Under The Spotlight, inFinance, v12, n03, August 2007
  • Samanta, Prodyot, Independence, Control, Respect, and Communication: Best Practices In ERM, The RMA Journal, September 2005
  • Samanta, Prodyot, Volatility and Stock Prices: Implications From a Production Model of Asset Pricing, Economic Letters, 70(2), 2001
Standard & Poor’s Publications


  • Risk Appetite: A Fundamental Process of Enterprise Risk Management, Standard & Poor’s Publications, October 2007
  • A Roadmap For Evaluating Financial Institutions’ ERM Practices, Standard & Poor’s Publications, May 2007
  • Solid ERM Practices: An Essential Ingrediant To A Successful M&A Transaction, Standard & Poor’s Publications, November 2006
  • Assessing Enterprise Risk Practices of Financial Institutions, Standard & Poor’s Publication, September 2006
  • FI Criteria: Assessing Enterprise Risk Management Practices of Financial Institutions, Standard & Poor’s Publication, September 2006
  • Enterprise Risk Management & Risk Assessment, Standard & Poor’s Publication, November 2005
  • Enterprise Risk Management for Financial Institutions: Ratings Criteria and Best Practices, Standard & Poor’s Publication, November 2005
  • Quality of Trading Risk Management Practices Varies Within Financial Institutions, Standard & Poor’s Publications, November 2005