Ventura is an Applied Statistician specializing in the use of quantitative techniques in marketing, consumer credit risk, and applied finance. Currently, she does consulting work for a variety of private companies and academic institutions in Chile and the U.S.
She is actively engaged in academic research and has published several articles in leading peer-review finance, statistics, and social sciences journals such as Journal of Alternative Investments, Applied Economic Letters, Finance Research Letters, Journal of Operational Risk, Multivariate Behavioral Research, Psychometrika, Evaluation Review, and the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.
Ventura holds a Psychologist Degree from the University of Chile; she earned a M.S. in Finance from the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College and a Ph.D. in Quantitative Psychology (Applied Statistics) from the University of Southern California.
This paper borrows concepts from measurement, test and psychometric theories to explore the issue of credit ratings in the Mexican corporate bond market.
Operational risk and the Solvency II capital aggregation formula: implications of the hidden correlation assumptions
The authors of this paper analyze the Solvency II standard formula for capital risk aggregation in relation to the treatment of operational risk capital.