Dr Simon Taylor

Director of the Master of Finance Programme at Cambridge Judge Business School (CJBS)

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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.

  • 21 January 2021, 3pm

    Counting the Costs: How are the costs of inaction and action best framed?

    The first seminar in this series will explore how to frame the case for change, in particular how quantifying the costs - using different metrics - and the moral arguments for change have worked in climate change and health inequalities, and the frames that might best foster synergistic action post COVID-19.

  • 11 June 2020, 9:30am

    CSaP Annual Conference Seminar Series 2020

    This year instead of holding a one-day annual conference in London, we will be delivering a series of virtual seminars in May and June on topics that CSaP and our network have worked on over the past year