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People

Our Director

Aneel Keswani has been at Cass Business School for the last fifteen years. He is an adviser to the regulator of the UK asset management industry, the Financial Conduct Authority. He regularly consults for investments banks and asset management houses. He has published in the top journals in finance and is frequently quoted in the financial press.

Members

Andrew Clare is the Professor of Asset Management at Cass Business School and the Associate Dean responsible for Cass's Executive Education programme. He was a Senior Research Manager in the Monetary Analysis wing of the Bank of England which supported the work of the Monetary Policy Committee. While at the Bank Andrew was responsible for equity market and derivatives research. Andrew also spent three years working as the Financial Economist for Legal and General Investment Management (LGIM), where he was responsible for the group's investment process and where he began the development of LGIM's initial Liability Driven Investment offering. He has published extensively in both academic and practitioner journals on a wide range of economic and financial market issues. In a survey published in 2007, Andrew was ranked as the world's ninth most prolific finance author of the past fifty years. Andrew serves on the investment committee of the GEC Marconi pension plan, which oversees the investments and investment strategy of this £4.0bn scheme, and is a trustee and Chairman of the Investment Committee of the £3.0bn Magnox Electric Group Pension scheme.

Keith Cuthbertson is a Professor of Finance at Cass Business School. Prior to joining Cass, Keith has worked at H.M. Treasury, the Bank of England, the National Institute and at Imperial College Business School. He has co-authored three finance text books (with Dirk Nitzsche) and written a number of papers on fund manager performance.

Nick Motson holds a BSc from City University Business School, an MSc from London Business School and a PhD from Cass Business School. Following a 13 year career as a proprietary trader of interest rate derivatives in the City of London for various banks including First National Bank of Chicago, Industrial Bank of Japan and Wachovia Bank, Nick returned to Cass in 2005 to pursue his doctoral studies. Nick's research interests include asset management, portfolio construction, smart beta, hedge funds, and structured products. In 2009 he was awarded the Sciens Capital Award for Best Academic Article, in The Journal of Alternative Investments for his paper Locking in the Profits or Putting It All on Black? An Empirical Investigation into the Risk-Taking Behaviour of Hedge Fund Managers. As well as teaching and researching at Cass, Nick actively consults for numerous banks and hedge funds.

Dirk Nitzsche is a Senior Lecturer at Cass Business School.
Dirk has published three textbooks in the area of quantitative finance: Investment: Spot and Derivative Markets (2001), Financial Engineering: Derivatives and Risk Management (2001) and Quantitative Financial Economics (2004). His recent research has examined ways to separate fund manager skill from luck.

Stephen Thomas is a Professor of Finance at Cass Business School. Steven has been the director of the Bear Sterns Global Alpha Macro hedge fund and has also been the director of a private client investment management company. He has been a Houblon-Norman fellow at the Bank of England and a visiting professor at Queen's University in Canada.

Natasa Todorovic is a senior lecturer in Investment Management at Cass Business School. Natasa has been a director and admissions tutor of a number of MSc degrees from the Finance group at Cass. Her research, which focuses on asset management, has been presented at numerous leading conferences. Her latest work re-visits the performance of US and UK mutual funds using new, augmented versions of the standard Fama-French-Carhart models, and examines the choice of benchmarks mutual funds make.