Gbenga Ibikunle

Professor and Chair of Finance, The University of Edinburgh

Gbenga is a Professor and Chair of Finance at the University of Edinburgh, and as the Director for Industry, Economy and Society at the University of Edinburgh's Edinburgh Futures Institute, he leads on strategic FinTech and Financial Services initiatives and convenes the FinTech and Financial Services Research Cluster at the University. He was the Founding Director of both the University's PhD in Financial Technology programme and its taught master’s degree programme, the MSc Finance, Technology and Policy (FTP). Gbenga is also the Deputy Scientific Director at the Fondazione European Capital Markets Cooperative Research Centre in Pescara, Italy, and a Fellow at the RoZetta Institute (formerly Capital Markets CRC) in Sydney, Australia. Gbenga’s current research sits at the intersection of the economics of financial markets and data science with applications to practice and policy. His commissioned research reports have been published by various bodies, such as the UK's Financial Conduct Authority and the UK Houses of Parliament's All Party Parliamentary Corporate Governance Group. His work has also been published in leading international academic journals, such as Journal of Financial Markets, Journal of Banking & Finance, Journal of Marketing and Expert Systems with Applications, and featured in the news media, such as The New York Times, The Economist, Financial Times, Forbes, and Bloomberg Markets.

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