Dr Simon Taylor

Director of the Master of Finance Programme at Judge Business School, University of Cambridge

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Director of the Master of Finance Programme, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge

Dr Simon Taylor is the Director of the Master of Finance Programme in the Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge. He is also Deputy Director of Executive Education within the School. His research interests focus on the economics and financing of energy infrastructure, especially nuclear power; and the methods of valuation and investment impact of equity research analysts.

Before joining CJBS Dr Taylor spent nine years as an equity analyst at a number of investment banks, including BZW, JPMorgan and Citigroup, where he was involved in several major equity transactions and takeovers and led research teams covering the European and global utilities sectors. In 2001 he became Deputy Head of European Equity Research at JP Morgan, where he had management responsibility for the technical and quantitative research teams and for the technology, media and telecoms sectors. He was a leading member of the team that set up JP Morgan's global research centre in Mumbai, India in 2003.

He is the first director of the Cambridge Master of Finance degree. He is a research associate of the Energy Policy Research Group. In 2009 he was awarded a Cambridge University Pilkington Teaching Prize.

Dr Taylor has an MA from the University of Cambridge, an MPhil from the University of Oxford, and a PhD from the University of London.