Director, Centre for Financial Regulation and Innovation, University of Strathclyde
I am a leading academic in the field of Financial Technology (Fintech). My research interests focus on crypto-currencies, market operational efficiency and the timestamping of blockchain financial instructions
In addition, I am one of the world’s most recognised experts on portfolio and index construction. I wrote ‘A Guide to Index Construction’ for Risk Books, described in a review as “a comprehensive academic treatise on the subject”. He is focused on extending the literature within finance to incorporate big data analysis, artificial intelligence and machine learning.
In my professional career, prior to academia, I was a successful investor in emerging and growth markets. The investment performance of the funds I managed was recognised by Morningstar (with their highest five star rating). I have also been on a number of financial industry task forces, committees and policy councils.
Nov 08, 2020 11:24 am UTC| Investing
In a surprise last minute decision, the flagship stock exchange listing of Ant Group was suspended by regulators in China and Hong Kong. The Chinese tech giant, backed by Alibaba billionaire Jack Ma, was to be the biggest...
Sep 02, 2020 13:21 pm UTC| Investing
The US capital markets are being shunned by the largest initial public offering in history. This is an indirect result of the recent China-baiting by US politicians, led by Donald Trump. Ant Groups US$200 billion (168...