Banking by the book

Students at London Metropolitan University will be treated to the latest research from the world of finance this month when Brian Eales MSc visits the Business School.

Date: 08/02/2013

Students at London Metropolitan University will be treated to the latest research from the world of finance this month when Brian Eales MSc visits the Business School. 

Brian, one of the leading experts on European financial products, will give a lecture to students at London Met featuring research from his upcoming book Financial Markets and Institutions

Co-written with Professor Roman Matousek and Dr. Khine Kyaw, the book covers a range of finance issues and represents the latest thinking from the sector. 
  
“The textbook is aimed at both the undergraduate and postgraduate markets and will cover commercial banking, insurance, pensions, investment banking, underlying and derivative instruments,” said Brian, whose visit to London Metropolitan Business School marks a return for the banking expert. He was a key member of the London Financial Academy, the training service run by LMBS, before retiring in 2007.

He has retained strong links with London Metropolitan Business School, with current staff members Clive Farrand and Alia Marasti regularly organising talks by the expert. 

“Brian has kindly offered to give a talk to financial instruments and financial engineering students”, said Alia, course leader for BSc Finance. “He will talk about current structured products used in Europe. This information will appear in one of the chapters from his forthcoming book, which no-one has heard or read yet. It’s quite exciting!”  

The visit is a fine example of the opportunities students at London Met have to meet world-leading experts to broaden their skills and knowledge. Brian has experience working as a graduate trainer for major financial institutions such as Barclays Capital, Mizuho Bank and the Royal Bank of Scotland, covering equity and bond markets, swaps and options. 
 
He has also undertaken consultancy work for the New Zealand Inland Revenue, which involved analysing complex financial instruments and advising on their valuation for tax purposes.

Brian’s book, Financial Markets and Institutions, will be published later this year.