Guest of Honour
Said Business School Professor Colin Mayer, Peter Moores Dean
Colin Mayer is Peter Moores Dean of the Saïd Business School and Peter Moores Professor of Management Studies.
Mayer has been at the Saïd Business School since its inception in 1994 and was its first professor. He has built an international reputation within the field of finance, has published widely on corporate finance, taxation and governance, and on the regulation of financial markets. He has served on the editorial boards of several leading academic journals and was instrumental in creating the largest and most prestigious networks of economics, law and finance academics in Europe at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) and the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI).

Mayer was one of two founding partners of Oxford Economic Research Associates (Oxera), now one of the largest independent economics consultancies in the UK. He has also consulted for numerous large firms, such as the BBC, British Airports Authority, British Gas, the London Stock Exchange and United Utilities. He has directed the European Science Foundation Network in Financial Markets and the Financial Economics Programme of the Centre for Economic Policy Research. In addition to having held visiting fellowships at Stanford, MIT and Brussels University (ULB), where he was the first Leo Goldschmidt Visiting Professor of Corporate Governance, he is a Delegate of Oxford University Press and Chairman of Oxera.

Mayer's current research is on the relation between financial systems and economic performance, the financing of high technology firms and large investment projects, and the evolution of ownership and control of firms.

Keynote speakers*
Credit Suisse Ian Carnegie-Brown, Managing Director, Investment Banking Division
Ian Carnegie-Brown is a Managing Director in the Investment Banking division of Credit Suisse, based in London. He is a member of the UK Investment Banking coverage team and has responsibility for a number of consumer companies including Imperial Tobacco Group and Associated British Foods.

Mr. Carnegie-Brown joined Credit Suisse in 2008 from Citigroup, where he worked for eight years and was most recently European Head of the Consumer Group. Prior to this he worked at Schroders for 13 years in the UK, Japan and Asia-Pacific until the acquisition of the Investment Banking Division by Citigroup in 2000.

Mr. Carnegie-Brown holds a degree in Jurisprudence/Law from Exeter College Oxford and is a Chartered Accountant.

UBS Henry Elphick, Managing Director, Investment Banking Division
Henry Elphick joined UBS Investment Bank in 1999 and is a Managing Director in the Global Healthcare Team. His focus is on healthcare services and medtech companies, where he has been involved in some of the landmark transactions in the sector and was named the 2007 Financial Advisor of the Year at the European Private Equity Awards.

Recent Services transactions include advising on the acquisitions of BUPA Hospitals, USP Hospitales and Unilabs, the sale of Healthcare at Home and Hirslanden and the IPO of Clinica Baviera.  Worked on the build-up of Southern Cross, the largest elderly care operator in Europe and other transactions advised on include the IPO of the Southern Cross OpCo, the merger of Alliance Unichem and Boots and subsequent take private of Alliance Boots (the first FTSE 100 public-to-private) and the acquisition of General Healthcare Group.

Recent Medtech transactions include advising Smith & Nephew on the acquisition of Plus Orthopaedic and Getinge on the acquisitions of Huntleigh Technology and Boston Scientific's cardiac surgery and vascular surgery business. Other transactions include advising on the sales of Molnlycke Healthcare and Sirona Dental.

Prior to UBS, Henry worked for Rothschild and was a Solicitor with Linklaters & Alliance having studied law at Oxford University.

CQS Niall D’Arcy, Head of Risk Methodology & Quantitative Techniques
Niall joined CQS in July 2001and works in the Risk Management Team focusing on Fixed Income & Structured Credit business lines.

Niall holds a B.A. in Mathematics from Trinity College, Dublin and an M.Phil in Statistical Sciences from St. John’s College, Cambridge.
Macquarie  Andrew Cowley, Head of Macquarie Capital Fund’s Private Equity Group
Andrew Cowley joined Macquarie as Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Macquarie Airports in October 2006.
Macquarie Airports is now one of the world’s largest strategic airport investors with significant interests in: Sydney, Brussels, Copenhagen and Bristol. Andrew is a Director of Brussels and Copenhagen airports.

More recently Andrew has been nominated Chief Executive Officer of Macquarie Renaissance Infrastructure Fund, a new fund formed in a joint venture with Renaissance Group to invest in infrastructure assets in Russia, Kazakhstan and Ukraine.

Prior to joining Macquarie, Andrew managed the private equity business based in London for Allianz AG, Europe’s largest financial services company with €1.3 trillion under management. Andrew served on the investment committees of various private equity funds managed by Allianz and on the boards of portfolio companies with operations in infrastructure, energy, business services and technology. Before joining Allianz in 2001, Andrew was chairman of Dresdner Bank’s business in Russia, where he lived for seven years, and had ten years experience as an investment banker. Earlier in his career he also worked for The Economist in New York, Hong Kong and Moscow.

Kudu Emerging Markets Ltd. Ali Khwaja, Investment Analyst
Ali Khwaja is an Investment Analyst at Kudu Emerging Markets, a hedge fund investing in Russia, Eastern Europe, Middle East, South Asia and Africa. Ali is also a partner of a venture capital firm investing in start ups and greenfield projects in the MENASIA region. Prior to joining Kudu, Ali was an Equity Analyst at UBS and has been a head of research at Alfalah Securities in Karachi. He is an alumni of Said Business School and is a Rhodes Scholar. 

NERA David M. Ellis, Associate Director
An Associate Director in NERA's Securities and Finance Practice, Dr. Ellis's areas of special interest include complex securities valuation, econometric issues, market microstructure, asset pricing, and portfolio management. Additionally, he provides expertise in securities and derivatives markets, risk management, econometrics, and valuation.

In litigation, Dr. Ellis has evaluated portfolio management by hedge funds, the pricing and risk of equity collars, covered calls and other derivatives, broker compliance, insurance products, leases in bankruptcy, and market structure issues in the US bond and stock markets. His work has involved both liability and damage assessments.

Dr. Ellis has also provided expert opinions in leveraged lease transactions regarding interest rate(s) and other related aspects of cross-border and domestic big-ticket transactions. In valuation work, he has valued not-for-profit healthcare companies, closely held firms, and illiquid complex securities. He is also part of the NERA team that developed a new model for valuing Employee Stock Options.

In risk management consulting, Dr. Ellis has valued embedded derivatives in structured note offerings, performed risk analyses for a REIT, developed methods to analyze the risk and performance of hedge funds, evaluated methods of valuing non-maturity deposits in financial institutions, and assessed the commodity, currency, and interest rate risk of non-financial corporations.

His professional experience includes working at Salomon Brothers in Institutional Sales and Trading, where he specialized in Fixed-Income markets and Municipal Reinvestment. He also worked as a Lloyd's Marine Reinsurance Broker with Willis, Faber & Dumas, plc in London.

In addition, Dr. Ellis has been on the faculty at Babson College and Texas A&M University, where he taught finance (specializing in investments and derivatives) to undergraduate, MBA, and PhD students. His research has been published in the Journal of Monetary Economics, The Financial Review, European Management Journal, The Journal of Fixed Income, and Financial Regulation International. He is currently Associate Editor of FMA-Online and is President of the Washington, DC chapter of QWAFAFEW, a national society of quantitative financial analysts.

He obtained his BA (Hons.) in modern languages from the University of Durham in England, an MBA in Finance from Brigham Young University, and his PhD in finance from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Oliver Wyman Tom Garside, Global Head of Finance & Risk, Financial Services
Thomas is Global Head of Oliver Wyman’s Finance and Risk Practice. He originally joined Oliver Wyman in 1993 and specializes in applying and implementing risk concepts to retail, commercial and investment banking, asset managers and insurance companies.

Thomas holds a BA (Engineering Science) and D.Phil (Experimental and Computational Fluid Dynamics) from the University of Oxford.

PwC John Hitchins, Partner, Leader of PwC’s UK Banking and Capital Markets Practice
John is the leader of PwC’s UK Banking and Capital Markets Practice and has been a specialist in bank auditing and accounting throughout his career.

He is currently the Group Relationship Partner for Lloyds TSB Group and Euroclear plc. His past audit clients include the Bank of England, Bank of Ireland, Britannia Building Society, Barclays, JP Morgan Chase, and Nomura.

He has carried out a wide variety of advisory work for banks including advising on corporate governance, high level controls, regulatory compliance issues, financial reporting and international accounting standards. He has also led a number of investigations for banking regulators.

He is Chairman of the Banking Committee of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He is a regular speaker on bank accounting, reporting and regulatory issues.

John holds a BA in Modern History from Corpus Christi College, Oxford and is a qualified chartered accountant.

Ernst & Young Jared Chebib

BNP Paribas Alistair Mullen
Alistair Mullen is currently Head of Flow Interest Rates Distribution, Europe. In his 15 year career Alistair has worked across the fixed income range of products, namely credit, rates and fx in a sales and marketing capacity. Alistair joined BNP Paribas 4 years ago and spent 3 years of his pre BNP Paribas career in Asia.

Marshall Wace Anthony Clarke, MW TOPS Global Product Manager
Anthony Clarke has been responsible for the evolution of the TOPS strategies since their inception in 2001. As the Global Product Manager for TOPS, he has overseen the geographic expansion of this investment process across Europe, Asia, North and South America as well as Emerging Markets. In recognition of his contribution to the development of Marshall Wace Anthony was made a partner of the firm in 2004.

Anthony joined Marshall Wace in August 2001 directly from university following consultancy work with the company during 1999 and 2000. Previously he studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Queen's College, Oxford. He was elected to the Gibbs scholarship for obtaining the highest marks awarded in preliminary and final examinations.

Man Investments Dr. Anthony Ledford, Director of Research, Man Research Laboratory (Oxford)
Anthony Ledford is the Research Director of the Man Research Laboratory and an Associate Member of the Oxford-Man Institute of Quantitative Finance. He has been with the AHL Research team at Man since 2001.

AHL is part of Man Investments and is one of the world’s largest managed futures style hedge-funds, managing over USD 20 billion of client capital. AHL has a 20-year history of profitably trading global financial and commodity markets using model-based, purely systematic algorithmic approaches. The trading models AHL researches and deploys monitor live market data from around the world and make real-time trading and investment decisions based on distributional forecasts of how prices will evolve over a range of timescales. Rigorous multidisciplinary research underpins the development, implementation and monitoring of these trading systems, with statistical modeling and detailed data analysis at the heart of its activities.

With the assistance of several colleagues, Anthony has worked on a range of topics including developing efficient multivariate methods for isolating certain market inefficiencies, the solution of high dimensional constrained optimization problems in the presence of transaction costs and more recently algorithmic/electronic trading and the analysis of high frequency order book data. Anthony's more academic interests are primarily in extreme value theory and its applications and in particular multivariate dependence models for extremes. Before working at Man, Anthony was Reader in Statistics at the University of Surrey. In 1998 he was awarded the Research Prize of the Royal Statistical Society (RSS). He has served on the RSS Research Section, is currently an Associate Editor for the RSS journal Applied Statistics and is a member of the EPSRC College.

Barclays Capital
Gregor Bamert, Director,  Investment Banking Division

* The full speaker list will be updated soon