Kenneth’s career has steadfastly remained centred around finance, research and education. Kenneth is an Associate Professorial Lecturer at the London School of Economics and Political Science, where he lectures on financial analysis and equity valuation, as well as being the programme director for the MSc Accounting and Finance and MSc Accounting, Organisations and Institutions.
Before academia Kenneth was a Managing Director & Head of European Equity Research at Barclays Capital, where he worked for 8 years before leaving in August 2017 to take up a number of academic positions. Prior to this he was also a Managing Director and a ranked accounting and valuation analyst at Citi Investment Research in London. During this time Kenneth published extensively on accounting and valuation topics for investors and was ranked in the top 3 in the Institutional Investor Survey over more than a continuous 10-year period.
In the lead up to his investment banking career, Ken was a professional trainer for many years both in professional practice and financial markets. This love of training was behind his decision to leave his banking career for roles in academia and professional training.
Kenneth graduated from Trinity College Dublin/Dublin Institute of Technology with a degree in Management Science. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, a member of the Institute of Taxation, a CFA Charterholder and a member of the Securities Institute. He holds a doctorate from Aston Business School which focused on how analysts make stock recommendation decisions.
He lives just outside London on a farm where, despite his best efforts, his children show no interest whatsoever in matters of accounting or finance!