Simon Hayley joined Cass following a career covering policy analysis for government and market analysis for a range of city institutions.
His research at Cass has concentrated on investor behaviour and the misconceptions that sometimes drive it. This research has been published in leading global journals including the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis.
Student feedback on Dr Hayley's teaching has been exceptionally positive. Only one Student Voice award for teaching is given each year within the entire School ─ Dr Hayley was given this award in both 2011 and 2015. He was also awarded School Teaching and Learning Prizes in 2009, 2012 and 2015 and School prize for excellence in research in 2014. His main teaching areas are Derivatives Trading & Hedging, Financial Markets & Institutions, Economics and Risk Analysis.
In his previous career, Dr Hayley was global market analyst at Capital Economics; senior research associate at Pareto Partners, where he conceived and researched improvements in dynamic currency overlay strategy; and a currency strategist, generating applied market strategies in FX spot and options markets. In these roles his views were widely quoted and he made many TV and radio appearances. Dr Hayley previously worked as an economic forecaster at the Reserve Bank of New Zealand and as an economic adviser at HM Treasury, covering a variety of areas including macroeconomic modelling and forecasting, evaluating microeconomic policy effectiveness, market analysis and UK policy towards EMU.
Charterholder, CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst ) institute, 2005 – present
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Financial Analyst's Journal, Referee, 2014 – present..
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