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Simon Taylor

Simon Taylor

Director of the Master of Finance Programme
Senior Faculty in Management Practice (Finance)

MA (University of Cambridge), MPhil (University of Oxford), PhD (University of London)

Research interests

The economics and financing of energy infrastructure, especially nuclear power; the methods of valuation and investment impact of equity research analysts.

Subject group: Finance & Accounting

Professional experience

Simon 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 JPMorgan 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 JPMorgan's global research centre in Mumbai, India in 2003. He has been a consultant to a number of hedge funds and the London Stock Exchange and teaches regularly for the JPMorgan European equities training programme. 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 Pilkington Prize for Excellence in Teaching from the University of Cambridge.

Previous appointments

Simon was an Honorary Visiting Fellow of Cranfield School of Management in 2005 and 2006. He was previously a Fellow of St Catharine's College and joint college lecturer in economic theory at St Catharine's and Girton Colleges, University of Cambridge. He has been an economics tutor at Exeter College, Oxford University, and has taught development finance at the National University of Lesotho. In February 2007 he was Scholar in Residence at the Sigmund Weiss School of Business at Susquehanna University, Pennsylvania.

Selected publications

Here are a selection of Simon Taylor's publications. Please see the "Selected publications" tab above for a more comprehensive list.

Taylor, S. (2016) The fall and rise of nuclear power in Britain: a history. Cambridge: UIT Cambridge.

Taylor, S. (2010) "Nuclear power and deregulated electricity markets: lessons from British Energy." In: Leveque, F., Glachant, J.-M., Barquin, J., von Hirschhausen, C., Holz, F. and Nuttall, W.J. (eds.) Security of energy supply in Europe: natural gas, nuclear and hydrogen. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, pp.155-166.

Nuttall, W.J. and Taylor, S. (2009) "Financing the nuclear renaissance." European Review of Energy Markets, 3(2): 187-202

Taylor, S. (2009) "The changing role and regulation of equity research." In: Gardner, C. (ed.) Qfinance: the ultimate resource. London: Bloomsbury, pp.301-302.

Taylor, S. (2008) "How should investors value nuclear liabilities?" Cambridge Judge Business School Working Papers, No.04/2008. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.

Taylor, S. (2007) Privatization and financial collapse in the nuclear industry - the origins and causes of the British Energy crisis of 2002. London: Routledge.

Journal articles

Nuttall, W.J. and Taylor, S. (2009) "Financing the nuclear renaissance." European Review of Energy Markets, 3(2): 187-202

Books, monographs, reports & case studies

Taylor, S. (2007) Privatization and financial collapse in the nuclear industry - the origins and causes of the British Energy crisis of 2002. London: Routledge.

Taylor, S. (2016) The fall and rise of nuclear power in Britain: a history. Cambridge: UIT Cambridge.

Book chapters

Taylor, S. (2009) "The changing role and regulation of equity research." In: Gardner, C. (ed.) Qfinance: the ultimate resource. London: Bloomsbury, pp.301-302.

Taylor, S. (2010) "Nuclear power and deregulated electricity markets: lessons from British Energy." In: Leveque, F., Glachant, J.-M., Barquin, J., von Hirschhausen, C., Holz, F. and Nuttall, W.J. (eds.) Security of energy supply in Europe: natural gas, nuclear and hydrogen. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, pp.155-166.

Working papers

Taylor, S. (2008) "Nuclear power and deregulated electricity markets: lessons from British Energy." Electricity Policy Research Group Working Papers, No.EPRG 0808. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.

Taylor, S. (2008) "How should investors value nuclear liabilities?" Cambridge Judge Business School Working Papers, No.04/2008. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.

Nuttall, W.J. and Taylor, S. (2008) "Financing the nuclear renaissance." Electricity Policy Research Group Working Papers, No.EPRG 0814. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.

The rise of nuclear power in Britain?

Director of the Master of Finance Programme at Cambridge Judge comments on today’s decision by the UK government to proceed with Hinkley Point …

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Financial liberalisation in China

Simon Taylor of Cambridge Judge Business School is named Honorary Senior Education Consultant by China Minsheng Academy, part of China Minsheng Bank. …

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Cambridge MFin programme ranked first globally by Financial Times

The Cambridge Master of Finance (MFin) degree programme at Cambridge Judge Business School was today ranked first in the Financial Times ranking …

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Faculty news update

A regular update on articles, awards and other developments involving Cambridge Judge Business School faculty and fellows. Simon Taylor writes of Hinkley nuclear …

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Nuclear rollercoaster

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This is why everyone needs to care about Chinese nuclear power in the UK

As Dr Simon Taylor prepares to lead a webinar on China’s involvement in British nuclear power, what are the key questions you …

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Cambridge MFin programme ranked second globally by Financial Times

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India lecture

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China in their hands

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Cambridge MFin graduates report 93% employment success

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First Cambridge-China Forum explores the challenges facing Chinese private enterprise

The importance of understanding China and its future from a Chinese perspective was the emerging theme from the Cambridge-Beijing Forum held this …

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Realising the Chinese Dream: Cambridge-Beijing forum takes place tomorrow

The role of the free-market economy in nurturing entrepreneurship, how Chinese banks have facilitated the growth of SMEs and the part played …

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Realising the Chinese dream

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Cambridge Master of Finance celebrates five years with eight new needs-based scholarships funded by CJBS Chairman Glenn Earle

Cambridge Judge Business School is celebrating five years of the Cambridge Master of Finance programme by launching eight new scholarships for students …

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Dr Simon Taylor discusses the future of Western banks at a Cambridge Judge Business Briefing in New York

Dr Simon Taylor, University Lecturer in Finance at Cambridge Judge Business School, will be discussing the future of Western banks at the …

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Leaner Western banks face slow growth

Dr Simon Taylor predicts that Western banks face a leaner, less exciting future and only have themselves to blame After two decades …

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Leaner Western banks face slow growth

After two decades of excessive development, Western banks are going through a shrinkage process and will emerge as less exciting and facing …

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Dr Simon Taylor in the running for the 2012 EIU Business Professor of the Year Award!

Congratulations to Dr Simon Taylor, University Lecturer in Finance at Cambridge Judge Business School, for being nominated for the EIU Business Professor …

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Award winning financial journalist and author to visit School

The Economist‘s Philip Coggan visiting Cambridge Judge Business School to talk about his latest book, Paper Promises: Money, Debt and New World …

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Forbes: A bankruptcy that wrecked global prospects of American nuclear energy

Dr Simon Taylor, Senior Faculty in Management Practice at Cambridge Judge Business School, discusses the bankruptcy of Westinghouse Electric Company. Simon thinks …

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Financial Times: Letters: The case of state funding must rest on strategic need

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BBC Radio 4: Costing the earth: Nuclear future

Dr Simon Taylor, Senior Faculty in Management Practice and Director of the Master of Finance Programme at Cambridge Judge Business School, comments …

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Reuters: May approves Hinkley Point nuclear plant, sets tighter controls

The UK government decided to approve the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant project. Dr Simon Taylor, Director of the Master of …

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Cambridge Business Magazine: Lessons for China in global financial liberalisation

China is in the middle of liberalising both its domestic and external financial systems. Such liberalisation is designed to eventually allow the …

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Cambridge TV: Nuclear power

Dr Simon Taylor, Senior Faculty in Management Practice at Cambridge Judge Business School, talks about his latest book and comments on controversy …

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Financial Times: It’s not a game of thrones, it’s a game of monopoly

Izabella Kaminska looks at the monopoly and its impact to equality and country’s economy. Simon Taylor, Director of the Master of Finance …

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Bloomberg: French plans for a nuclear plant begin to look like a bad deal for Britain

Carol Matlack looks into Hinkley Point project that poses “engineering and financial problems that could create a costly morass for France and …

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Prospect: The folly of Hinkley

Simon Taylor, Director of the Master of Finance programme at Cambridge Judge, writes about the British nuclear power project and highlights problems …

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The Guardian: French energy minister: Delaying Hinkley Point C still ‘under discussion’

French energy minister Ségolène Royal says that delaying the Hinkley Point project is “still under discussion.” Simon Taylor, Director of the Master …

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The Guardian: EDF refuses to set timetable for decision on Hinkley Point reactor

Simon Taylor, Director of the Master of Finance programme at Cambridge Judge, comments on the proposed Hinkley Point nuclear project as the …

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The Guardian: Hinkley Point is a costly mistake, but only France can pull the plug

Dr Simon Taylor, Director of the Master of Finance Programme at Cambridge Judge, discusses the proposed Hinkley Point nuclear project. “The budget …

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BBC Radio 4: News

Dr Simon Taylor, Director of the Master of Finance Programme at Cambridge Judge Business School, discusses the Hinkley Point project on the …

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Cambridge News: Scrapping the Hinkley Point EPR would not lead to China crisis

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FT.com: The Fall and Rise of Nuclear Power in Britain

Simon Taylor’s new book The Fall and Rise of Nuclear Power in Britain is described as “hard-hitting and authoritative” in the book …

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Nature: Can nuclear power deliver?

Gordon MacKerron writes a review of Simon Taylor’s new book The Fall and Rise of Nuclear Power in Britain. The book asks …

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Cambridge Business Magazine: Our nuclear soap opera explained

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Cambridge Business Magazine: The Indian century?

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Cambridge Network: India lecture focuses on finance education

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China Daily: UK nuclear plant may be game changer

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Contact details

Simon Taylor
Cambridge Judge Business School
University of Cambridge
Trumpington Street
Cambridge CB2 1AG
UK

Tel: +44 (0)1223 338179
Fax: +44 (0)1223 339701

s.taylor@jbs.cam.ac.uk

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