Dr Nick Motson

Associate Dean MSc Program; Module Leader – Alternative Investments

On-demand webinar

Alternative Investments Module Leader Dr Nick Moton gives a masterclass on smart beta approaches and their historical outperformance:


Nick holds a BSc from City University Business School, an MSc from London Business School and a PhD from Cass Business School. Following a 13 year career as a proprietary trader of interest rate derivatives in the City of London for various banks including First National Bank of Chicago, Industrial Bank of Japan and Wachovia Bank, Nick returned to Cass in 2005 to pursue his doctoral studies. Upon completion of his PhD he joined the faculty of finance full-time in 2008.

Nick teaches extensively at masters level on alternative investments, derivatives and structured products and in recognition of the quality of his teaching he was nominated for the Economist Intelligence Unit Business Professor of the Year Award in 2012.

As well as teaching and researching at Cass, Nick actively consults for numerous banks and hedge funds and has provided research or training clients including ABN Amro, Aon Hewitt, Barclays Wealth, BNP Paribas, Financial Express, Invesco, NewEdge, Old Mutual, Rosbank, and Societe Generale.

Research topics

  • Asset Management
  • Hedge Funds
  • Mutual Funds
  • Derivatives
  • Commodities

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