Speakers

Gavin Brown

Associate Professor, Manchester Metropolitan University; Co-Founder & Director, Blockchain Capital Limited

Gavin Brown is an Associate Professor in Financial Economics at Manchester Metropolitan University where he is a member of The Future Economies Research Centre. 

He teaches and speaks at investment banks internationally but particularly in London and New York. He is a Non-Executive Director and Co-founder of start-up cryptocurrency fund, Blockchain Capital Limited. He specialises in FinTech, Cryptocurrencies, Cryptoassets and Blockchain. Mr. Brown has provided talks, advice and media commentary on cryptocurrencies and tokenomics to The House of Lords, H.M. Treasury, H.M.R.C., The Bank of England, BBC radio & live television, The Telegraph Newspaper, The Financial Times Newspaper, The Express Newspaper, private banks, wealth management offices, conferences and higher education institutions such as The University of Oxford. 

Mr. Brown is presently researching stablecoins and has been commissioned by Emerald Publishing to write a short-form book on Blockchain & Cryptoassets for publication later in 2019 as part of their Future of Work Series. He is also a founding member of the Academic Working Group of The British Business Federation Authority (BBFA) advising UK politicians and policymakers how best to leverage distributed ledger technology (DLT) for industry and society. 

Mr. Brown holds both a Bachelors and MSc degree in Business Management as well as an MBA from the University of Oxford (Said, 2007-08) where he was a Dean’s List member. He qualified as an ACA (ICAEW) chartered accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers (Manchester) in 2006 and went on to work at Merrill Lynch (London) before setting up a hedge fund in 2008. He also holds the Investment Management Certificate (IMC) and PG Cert (Education) qualifications and is currently a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Level III candidate. Gavin is a Fellow of the Higher Education Authority (HEA). He joined Manchester Metropolitan University as a Senior Lecturer in 2012 and was appointed to Fellow (FCA) of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales effective from November 2016.