Professor, Department of Finance
Cardiff Business School, UK
Laurence Copeland is a graduate of the Universities of Oxford and Manchester. He has held academic posts at the Universities of Manchester, Stirling and since 1995 to date, Cardiff. His presentations at international conferences and publications in academic journals cover a number of subjects including: inflation, currency, stock and bond markets, index futures, mutual funds. He is author of the widely-used textbook Exchange Rates and International Finance (now in its 5th edition) and director of the Investment Management Research Unit at Cardiff Business School. In addition to being a consultant to a number of major financial institutions, hedge funds etc, he has been involved in training market professionals in the UK and Europe, and has held visiting posts in New York, Hong Kong and Melbourne, Australia. In the public sphere, he has written a number of articles in national newspapers, mainly on the subject of European Monetary Union, makes frequent appearances on TV and radio, and writes blogs for Thompson Reuters.
His recent work has focussed on market microstructure, extreme event (crisis) risk and the impact of short selling.