Up-to-date knowledge. Real-world experience

Cass consultants, who have often worked at a senior level in business before entering academia, work with leadership teams and project teams to facilitate finding their own solutions to a variety of business problems, from testing models and systems, to articulating a new vision.

Their academic training means you will benefit from objective and rational analysis of business strategies or products. Our consultants will approach the problem from a different angle, working collaboratively with you to get to the heart of the issue and develop a practical and sustainable solution.

Some of our academic experts

Andrew Clare Andrew Clare
Professor of Asset Management

Andrew Clare is the Professor of Asset Management at Cass Business School and the Associate Dean responsible for Cass's MSc programme, which is the largest in Europe. He was a Senior Research Manager in the Monetary Analysis wing of the Bank of England which supported the work of the Monetary Policy Committee. While at the Bank Andrew was responsible for equity market and derivatives research. Andrew also spent three years working as the Financial Economist for Legal and General Investment Management (LGIM), where he was responsible for the group's investment process and where he began the development of LGIM's initial Liability Driven Investment offering. He has published extensively in both academic and practitioner journals on a wide range of economic and financial market issues. In a recent survey Andrew was ranked as the world's ninth most prolific finance author of the past 50 years. Andrew serves on the investment committee of the GEC Marconi pension plan, which oversees the investments and investment strategy of this £3.2 billion scheme, and has recently been appointed as a trustee to the Magnox Electric Group Pension scheme.

Steve HabermanSteve Haberman
Dean of Cass Bussiness School and Professor of Actuarial Science
Steve Haberman has given talks at numerous universities around the world, published over 150 academic papers and five co-authored books and has consulted to Swiss Reinsurance, Deutsche Bank and the FSA, amongst many others. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries, Royal Statistical Society and the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications; and has been a member of the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) Board for Actuarial Standards since its inception and Legal & General's Longevity Science Advisory Panel. He was a member of the Council of the Institute of Actuaries for 11 years.

Peter GrantPeter Grant
Academic leader of the Philanthropy, Grantmaking and Social Investment and Governance programmes

Peter Grant is acknowledged as one of the UK's leading practitioners in public and charitable funding and he has worked extensively in these areas. He devised the world's first full masters-level programme in grantmaking and philanthropy at Cass Business School. Peter has published widely on these topics and his research and consultancy clients include government departments, NDPBs, major local authorities and charitable foundations.

Lucio SarnoLucio Sarno
Professor of Finance and Head of Faculty of Finance

Lucio Sarno has been involved in policy advice, training, research and consulting projects for a number of institutions, including the IMF, the European Central Bank, the Bank of Canada, the Central Bank of Norway, the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance, the World Bank, the European Commission and a number of other leading banks and asset management companies. He is the author of over 70 articles in refereed economics and finance journals. Since 2005, he has held an entry in the ISI Essential Science Indicators.

Paul PalmerPaul Palmer
Professor of Voluntary Sector Management
Paul Palmer is a highly regarded expert on charity financial, management and governance issues and was a member of the Charity Commission SORP committee from 2000-2005. He frequently appears in the media to discuss charity issues, and has co-authored a book on socially responsible investment among many other writing projects. He acts as an independent consultant on Charities to UBS Wealth Management and an independent expert on charity dispute issues for courts and arbitration.

David BlakeDavid Blake
Professor of Pension Economics

David Blake is Director of the Cass Pensions Institute, which he established in 1996. He is also Chairman of Square Mile Consultants, a training and research consultancy, and co-founder with JPMorgan and Towers Watson of the LifeMetrics Indices. Other current positions include Senior Research Associate, Financial Markets Group, London School of Economics; Senior Consultant, UBS Pensions Research Centre, London School of Economics; and Research Associate, Centre for Risk & Insurance Studies, University of Nottingham Business School.

Dr Nicholas Motson
Lecturer in Finance

Awarded the Foundation for Management Education Fellowship at the Sir John Cass Business School in the City of London in 2008, Nick specialises in asset management, particularly hedge funds, alternative assets and structured products. Before returning to Cass as a PhD student in 2005 Nick spent 13 years working as a proprietary trader of interest rate derivatives in the City of London for various banks including First National Bank of Chicago, Industrial Bank of Japan and Wachovia Bank.

Cliff Oswick
Professor in Organization Theory, Head of the Faculty of Management & Deputy Dean UG Programmes

Before coming to Cass, Professor Oswick spent four years at Queen Mary, University of London as a Professor of Organisation Theory in the School of Business and Management. Before becoming a full-time academic in 1988, Oswick worked as a HR manager in local government. His research interests focus on the application of aspects of discourse, dramaturgy, tropes, narrative and rhetoric to the study of management, organisations, organising processes, and organisational change.
He has published over 120 academic articles and contributions to edited volumes. He is the European Editor for Journal of Organizational Change Management, Associate Editor for Journal of Change Management, and Co-director of ICRODSC (International Centre for Research on Organizational Discourse, Strategy and Change), which links a network of researchers in several renowned institutions located in the UK, Canada, USA, Sweden and Australia.
Dr Andreas Tsanakas
Senior lecturer in Actuarial Science
Andreas Tsanakas joined Cass in October 2006. He studied Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Patras, Greece. He has an MSc in Control Systems from Imperial College London and an MA in Modern German Studies from Birkbeck College. He carried out his doctoral research on 'Risk Sharing in Financial and Insurance Markets' at Imperial College London, with the sponsorship of Lloyd's.
For his PhD he received the Tanaka Business School Principal's Award for the Most Outstanding Doctoral Thesis. From 2003 to 2006 Dr Tsanakas worked full-time at Lloyd's, his last role there being Manager of Research and Modelling. He has published widely in international journals on actuarial science and risk management and presented his research at academic and practitioner conferences.

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