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Professor of Finance & Financial Technology, ICMA Centre, Henley Business School, University of Reading

Professor Andrew Urquhart is Professor of Finance and Financial Technology at the ICMA Centre, Henley Business School where he is also Head of the Postgraduate Research Programme. Andrew joined the ICMA Centre in September 2018 from the University of Southampton where he was Associate Professor of Finance and previously Lecturer of Finance. Andrew holds a PhD from Newcastle University where he also received a MSc Finance (distinction) and BA (Hons) in Economics and Politics.

Andrew’s main research interests are fintech, cryptocurrencies, corporate governance and high-frequency trading. He has published over 45 papers in a range of leading international journals such as Nature, the Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Financial Markets, European Economic Review, Journal of Financial Stability, European Financial Management, Quantitative Finance, and British Accounting Review, amongst others. His research has received considerable attention with over 3000 citations and he regularly presents his work at leading international conferences such as the Financial Management Association (US and European), INFINITI, Paris Financial Management, British Accounting and Finance Association, European Financial Management Association, Economic History Society and Forecasting Financial Markets conferences.

He has also received over £500,000 in research income and he is also an associate editor at Economics Letters (3*), the European Journal of Finance (3*), International Review of Financial Analysis (3*) and Research in International Business and Finance (2*). Andrew received the 2020 best paper published in European Financial Management, the best paper at the 2020 Southern Finance Association Annual Meeting, the best paper at the 2018 Cryptocurrency Research Conference and also awarded the Deans award for leadership in research in 2017 as well as the Tom Fetherston award for the best paper published in International Review of Financial Analysis in 2013. Andrew is also co-organiser of the Cryptocurrency Research Conference.

Currently Andrew teaches the modules Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies and Applications as masters level, as well as Fintech and Cryptocurrencies as undergraduate level. Previously, he has taught Quantitative Methods for Finance at the ICMA Centre, as well as Portfolio Theory and Financial Markets at undergraduate level and the masters module Quantitative Research Methods in Finance, both at the University of Southampton. He is also an external examiner for MSc Finance programmes as SOAS and Birkbeck College as well as the INTO programme at Queen's University Belfast.


  • –present
    Associate Professor of Finance, ICMA Centre, Henley Business School, University of Reading