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. 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. Please see our Recent publications page for a selected sample of published articles in leading journals.

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.

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.

Cass Finance Blog

The Cass Business School Finance Blog reports on current finance research, comment on current events in the financial and real sectors and analyses long-term trends. The blog is written by finance professors from Cass Business School with a wide range of interests and expertise, ranging from asset pricing over banking and corporate finance to international finance, focusing on the UK and Europe, developed and emerging markets, covering academic work, policy issues and practitioners' concerns.