About the Faculty of Finance
The Cass Finance Faculty is one of the largest and widely recognised in the world. It comprises over 50 full-time faculty conducting state-of-the-art research in all key areas of finance and it is located within the City of London, the world's most prominent financial centre. Research in the faculty covers accounting, asset pricing, banking and financial intermediation, corporate finance and governance, derivatives, financial econometrics, financial markets and regulation, international finance, market microstructure, real estate finance and shipping finance. This means that our students have access to a variety of courses reflecting the latest research findings and market practices and that we engage regularly with financial practitioners and policy makers. The unique and direct access to leading figures from the real world of finance enables us to blend the latest theory and thinking with the latest real-world experience and developments.
Leading research and teaching
We take pride in teaching and research of the highest academic standard and direct practical relevance. Our research is published routinely in the top journals in finance, including the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, the Review of Financial Studies as well as in the leading practitioner journals. The quality of our research standing is attested in a number of rankings. In 2010, a comprehensive study ranked our finance research third in Europe.
Our faculty provides knowledge transfer in a number of ways and consults and provides advice regularly to several premier policy-making institutions, including the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the Bank of England, the US Federal Reserve and a plethora of financial institutions in the City of London and worldwide. This reflects our culture of generating research that influences the thinking of business leaders and ultimately aims at having an impact on the way society operates.
Working Paper Series
The Faculty of Finance's Working Paper Series is made up of pre-publication research papers co-authored by Cass academics. The papers cover topics in all areas of finance, banking, accounting, econometrics and economics and constitute original research and/or critical surveys. While not peer-reviewed, the working papers included in this series are selected by an internal committee. With this series, Cass hopes to contribute to a lively debate among academics, practitioners and policy makers. For comments and suggestions, please refer directly to the authors. Read the 2014 working papers.