Dr. Ivan Diaz-Rainey is Director of the Climate and Energy Finance Group (CEFGroup) and is Associate Professor of Finance at the University of Otago. He is Associate Editor of the Journal of Financial Regulation and Compliance and has previously held academic positions at the University of East Anglia (Norwich, UK), the European University Institute (Florence, Italy), where he was a Jean Monnet Fellow, and the Higher Colleges of Technology (Abu Dhabi, UAE). He has previously conducted research, policy and consultancy work for a number of organisations, including the ADBI, OECD, E.ON UK plc and the European Capital Markets Institute. His interdisciplinary policy-focused research spans both finance and innovation research. His research has been published in leading journals, including Energy Economics, the Energy Journal and Technological Forecasting and Social Change. His current research interests include; climate finance, carbon and commodity markets, energy finance, financial regulation and the impact of technology on financial markets.