Robert W. Jenkins, Adjunct Professor of Finance
Robert Jenkins is a former banker, fund manager and policy maker. He is currently a professor, board director and public policy advocate. At LBS he teaches investment management and Chairs the AQR Asset Management Institute.
He was a senior executive at CitiGroup where he ran the bank’s trading and sales activities in Dubai, Bahrain, Switzerland and Japan. During a stint at Head Office he was responsible for setting trading and liquidity limits for Citibank’s dealing rooms globally. He followed these 16 years on the “sell side” with a further 18 on the “buy side.”
He headed Credit Suisse’s asset management activities in Japan, was co-head of Credit Suisse Asset Management (UK and Central Europe) and then led F&C Asset Management – first as CEO, then later as Chairman. Prior to his appointment to the Bank of England, he served as CEO and Managing Partner of Combinatorics Capital, a NY-based hedge fund.
Mr Jenkins Chaired the Investment Management Association of the UK, co-chaired the Chancellor’s task force on the ‘Future of the UK Investment Industry’ and served on the UK’s Takeover Panel. From 2011-2013 he served as a founding member of the Financial Policy Committee of the Bank of England.
In recognition of his many contributions to the investment profession Mr. Jenkins was made a Fellow of the Society of Investment Professionals (FSIP) by the CFA organisation.
In addition to his responsibilities at London Business School he is currently a Senior Fellow at Better Markets and a Governor of the CFA Institute. He is a regular contributor to the financial press.
Elroy Dimson, Emeritus Professor of Finance
Elroy Dimson is Emeritus Professor of Finance at London Business School. He chairs the Newton Centre for Endowment Asset Management at Cambridge Judge Business School, the Strategy Council for the Norwegian Government Pension Fund, and the Academic Advisory Board and Policy Committee for FTSE Group. He is a member of the Steering Committee of the Financial Economists’ Roundtable, the Working Group of the Coalition on Inclusive Capitalism, and the investment committees of Guy’s & St Thomas’ Charity and the Foundation for Social Entrepreneurs. Elroy serves on the Advisory Council of Financial Analysts Journal, and is an Honorary Fellow of CFA UK and of the Institute of Actuaries.
In 2015, he was elected to Fellowship of the Royal Historical Society. Books include Triumph of the Optimists and the Global Investment Returns Yearbook (with Paul Marsh and Mike Staunton) and Endowment Asset Management (with Shanta Acharya). Recent papers on active ownership (Review of Financial Studies, 2015), real assets (Journal of Financial Economics, 2015), financial history (Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, 2015), and endowment investing (Financial Analysts Journal, 2015). Recent cases include Clare College (Harvard Business School, 2015). He has won the James Vertin award, the Moskowitz prize, and the Bernstein Fabozzi/Jacobs Levy award. His PhD is from London Business School.