Dr David Blake is Professor of Pension Economics and Director of the Pensions Institute at Cass Business School, London; Chairman of Square Mile Consultants, a training and research consultancy; and Co-Founder with JPMorgan of the LifeMetrics Index. Consultant to many organisations, including JPMorgan, Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank, Union Bank of Switzerland, Paribas Capital Markets, Prudential UK, AXA, Aegon, Friends Provident, McKinsey & Co., the Office for National Statistics, the Financial Services Authority, the Department for Work and Pensions, HM Treasury, the Bank of England, the Prime Minister’s Policy Directorate, the OECD, the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.
In June 1996, he established the Pensions Institute. The Pensions Institute undertakes high quality research on all pension-related issues and publishes details of its research activities on the internet (http://www.pensions-institute.org). His recent books include Pension Schemes and Pension Funds in the United Kingdom published by Oxford University Press in 2003, and Pension Economics and Pension Finance, both published by Wiley in 2006. David is also a member of the Academic Advisory Board of the Behavioral Finance Forum founded by Professor Shlomo Benartzi of UCLA.