Gavin Brown

Gavin Brown

Senior Lecturer, Finance, Manchester Metropolitan University
Gavin holds both a Bachelors and MSc degree in Business Management as well as an MBA from the University of Oxford (Said Business School) where he was a Dean's List member. He qualified as an ACA (ICAEW) chartered accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers (Manchester) in 2006 and went on to work at Merrill Lynch (London) before setting up a hedge fund in 2008. He also holds the Investment Management Certificate (IMC) and PG Cert (Education) qualifications and is currently a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Level III June 2018 candidate.
Gavin is also a Fellow of the HEA and he is reading towards a PhD in Financial Economics focusing on dual listed arbitrage and price distortion caused by financial instruments with Keele University.

He joined MMU as a Senior Lecturer in 2012 where his teaching interests include corporate finance and financial economics at both UG & PG levels.

Gavin was appointed Fellow (FCA) of the ICAEW effective from 1 November 2016. This is the highest status of membership.

Gavin teaches investment banks and he is also a Director and Co-founder of a start-up cryptocurrency hedge fund.

Gavin specialises in FinTech, Cryptocurrency and Blockchain technology. He is also an educational and corporate strategist.

His specialist professional accounting papers include; ACCA P4 and F9, ICAEW FM, BS, B&F, Case Study and SBM along with CIMA F3, E3 and BA1.

Gavin is happily married, has four children and an Irish Setter dog named 'Molly'. He enjoys, walking playing golf, CAMRA and sailing.

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