Director of the Master of Finance Programme
University Lecturer in Finance
MA (Univ. of Cambridge), MPhil (Univ. of Oxford), PhD (Univ. of London)
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 Electricity Policy Research Group. In 2009 he was awarded a Cambridge University Pilkington Teaching Prize.
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.
The economics and financing of energy infrastructure, especially nuclear power; the methods of valuation and investment impact of equity research analysts.
Simon Taylor is a member of the Finance & Accounting subject group.
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. (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. (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. (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.
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