Regulation), Centre for Risk Studies
Kern Alexander is Professor of Banking and Financial Market Regulation at the University of Zurich. He is a lawyer and economist with a research focus on the regulation of systemic risk in financial markets. His academic publications include co-author of the first book to analyse critically the international regulation of systemic risk in financial markets (Global Governance of Financial Systems (OUP 2006) with Dhumale and Eatwell). He is also the author of Principles of Banking Regulation (Cambridge University Press, 2019), and co-author of the books Brexit and Financial Services: Law and Policy (Hart/Bloomsbury, 2018) and Economic Sanctions: Law and Public Policy (Macmillan, 2009) providing a comprehensive analysis of the regulatory and governance aspects of economic and financial sanctions. He has written extensively on UK market abuse and insider law and regulation, and is co-editor of the Research Handbook on International Financial Regulation (Elgar, 2012 with Dhumale) and co-editor with N. Moloney of Law Reform and Financial Markets (2011, Elgar).
Kern has authored articles in peer-reviewed journals including the Journal of International Economic Law, European Law Review, European Business Organisation Review, and Journal of Corporate Law Studies. He has written several commissioned reports for the European Parliament on financial regulatory reform and the Eurozone sovereign debt crisis, including “Marketing, sale and distribution – mis-sale of financial product” (June 2018) and was a Member of the Expert Panel on Financial Services for the European Parliament (2009-2014). He was Specialist Advisor to the British Parliament’s Joint Select Committee on the Financial Services Act 2012 and has served as an adviser to the UK Serious Fraud Office on the Libor investigations. He was educated at Cornell, Oxford and Cambridge Universities.