Ms Gertler started her studies at the Department of Finance of the University of Economics in Bratislava. Her interests have been mainly in the area of corporate finance and financial risk management. Financial risk, and mainly credit risk and market risk measurement was also her major area of study in her Master and PhD thesis. Her doctoral thesis has benefitted gravely from her Fulbright fellowship research at the Department of Finance of the George Washington University.

Since 2011 she holds a position of associate professor at the department of Finance and lectures courses as Risk and Uncertainty in Finance, Pricing of Financial Assets and other courses. She has been involved in numerous projects and grants. She has been actively publishing domestically and also in foreign journals.

Ms Gertler is also a leading expert in regulation and ICAAP implementation (Basel III), portfolio management, capital adequacy and liquidity management. Since 2007, she is a member of the Slovak Banking Association.