Gbenga Ibikunle

Professor and Chair of Finance at University Of Edinburgh

Gbenga is a Professor of Finance at the University of Edinburgh, the Director for Industry, Economy and Society at the Edinburgh Futures Institute, the Deputy Scientific Director at the Fondazione European Capital Markets Cooperative Research Centre in Pescara and a Research Fellow at the Rozetta Institute in Sydney. His work on the microstructure of high-tech financial markets has been of much interest to both practitioners and policy makers, leading to regular speaking engagements and collaborations with financial institutions and market regulators, including at the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), where he was a Research Visitor in 2016 and 2017. His research papers on dark pools and interest rate swaps were published by the FCA in 2017. Gbenga has also held Visiting Professorships at Macquarie University, Sydney, Universidade Catolica Portuguesa, Porto and China University of Petroleum Beijing.