Fergal has been a lecturer in finance and economics since 2009, lecturing in UCC and the York Management School. He holds a PhD in Finance from the Trinity College Dublin which was funded by the London Bullion Market Association.
His research focuses on the financial economics of precious metals, particularly the London Market, and he is currently developing missing data sets of metals prices in order to show how this market function before the closure of the gold window in 1968.
Externally he is external examiner for finance at Durham University (UK). He is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Global Commodities Applied Research Digest (GCARD) in J.P. Morgan Center for Commodities at the University of Colorado, Denver Business School, and an Associate Editor at the International Review of Financial Analysis.
He regularly acts as an expert advisor to gold market institutions, such as the London Bullion Market Association and The World Gold Council.
Senior Lecturer in Finance, York Business School
Lecturer in Finance, Cork University Business School
Senior Lecturer in Finance , University of York
Trinity College Dublin, PHD
University College Cork, MSc. Financial Economics
‘Is gold a Sometime Safe Haven or an Always Hedge for Equity Investors? A Markov-Switching CAPM Approach for US and UK Stock Indices’, , International Review of Financial Analysis,
The Financial Economics of White Precious Metals - A Survey’, International Review of Financial Analysis
Mind The Gap: Psychological Barriers in Gold and Silver Prices’, , Finance Research Letters
Do Gold Prices Cause Production Costs? International Evidence from Country and Company Data, Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions & Money