Mike recently joined as Professor in Finance having worked previously at the University of Liverpool. He is Head of the Accounting and Finance Group and Director of the Hawkes Centre for Empirical Finance.
Mike has engaged extensively with professional bodies in the area of Finance including CFA, CFA UK, LIBF and Chartered Banker. He was involved in the development of the Investment Management Certificate (IMC) for CFA UK, which is seen as the main qualification for fund managers in the UK. He sits on the IMC Committee.
Mike has recently worked with a start-up company in Wealth Management and with one of his PhD students developed the research that underpins the decumulation products offered by this company. Mike chairs the investment committee for this company.
Mike is programme director for the forthcoming MSc Financial Technology (Fin Tech).