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Personal Statement

Daniel Broby has enjoyed a successful career in both academia and practice.  As Director of the Centre for Financial Regulation and Innovation, his research into Financial Technology and capital markets has important practical applications.

Complementing his academic career, he worked in a number of Senior Executive positions in the Fund Management Industry.  These including Chief Executive, Chief Investment Officer, and Chief Portfolio Manager.  His practical skill set includes financial modelling, accounting analytics, investment, index and portfolio construction.

Daniel is focusing his research on new and innovative areas in Financial Technology (FinTech).  In particular, he is conducting experiments using blockchain and distributed ledgers in order to demonstrate their speed, efficiency and security.  His strength is in addressing practical finance problems through the application of Financial Technology.


Research Interests

Daniel Broby's research interests revolve around financial technology, financial  time series and the regulation of capital markets.  He has written a number of peer reviewed papers on index construction, fund management, emerging financial markets and financial market regulation.  He has also pioneered research into using blockchain and distributed ledgers, and their applications in the Fintech ecosystem and distributed marketplaces. 

Daniel's research has an through grounding in Financial Market Theory albeit focused on practical application. He has written numerous books, articles and academic papers.

Expertise & Capabilities

Daniel Broby is a leading academic in the field of  Financial Technology "Fintech".  His research interests in that respect focus on crypto-currencies, market operational efficiency and the timestamping of blockchain financial instructions

In addition, Daniel is one of the world’s most recognised experts on portfolio and index construction.  He wrote ‘A Guide to Index Construction’ for Risk Books, described in a review as “a comprehensive academic treatise on the subject”.  He is focused on extending the literature within finance to incorporate big data analysis, artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Daniel has spoken and chaired numerous conferences.  He has appeared in Bloomberg TV, CNBC and in the financial press.


Industrial Relevance


Daniel Broby has participated on numerous financial industry boards, including the prestigious Capital Markets Policy Committee. He participated in the Bank of England RADAR outreach programme and is currently serving on the CFA UK Advocacy Committee.  He has been a director of the European Federation of Financial Analyst Societies, the Society of Investment Analysts, the Institute of Investment Management and Research and the UK CFA Society.  He was an elected Presidents Council Representative for the CFA Institute, responsible for the International Region for a number of years and was awarded the CFA Institute Society Leader Award in recognition of his service. 


During his fund management career, Daniel Broby was responsible for many billions of dollars of Assets under Management.  He held a number of 'C' level positions at major firms including Chief Executive, Chief Investment Officer and Chief Portfolio Manager.


Teaching Interests

Daniel Broby is the course director of the MSc in Financial Technology and teaches Portfolio Construction at the Strathclyde Business School, Department of Accounting and Finance. These courses combine both theory and practice with course work performed using live data from the department's Bloomberg laboratory. 

Daniel Broby co-authored the CIPM syllabus reading on Benchmarks for the CFA Institute jointly with Professor Connover and Professor David Carino.  He has been a volunteer committe member with the CFA Institute for over twenty years.  The CFA Institute has 130,000 charter holders who have sat its examinations. 

Daniel Broby has mentored a number of students during internships as well as supervising their dissertations. He is equally comfortable working with large or small groups. He has overseen large teams and conducted lectures to more than 150 students at a time. 

Daniel Broby has travelled extensively in his work roles to Emerging Markets.  He has interacted with policy markets and regulators in both an educational and professional capacity.

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Arts, Brunel University

CFA Institute

Chartered Insititute for Securities and Investment

Master in Science, University of Stirling

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Projects 2016 2017

Research Output 1995 2019

System for Estimating Value of Company using Financial Technology: U.S. Patent Application No. 16/263582

Broby, D., Sahota, A. & Zhang, B., 31 Jan 2019, (Submitted) Priority date 31 Jan 2019, Priority No. 16/263582

Research output: Patent

Market value

Central Banks and Cryptocurrencies: Centre for Financial Regulation and Innovation - White Paper

Broby, D. & Baker, S., 19 Jun 2018, Glasgow: University of Strathclyde. 11 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Open Access
Financial regulation
Central bank
Financial innovation
Money supply


Award for Excellence - Outstanding reviewer

Daniel Broby (Recipient), 2014

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

honors and awards

Fellow - CFA Society of the United Kingdom

Daniel Broby (Recipient), 2004

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

Activities 2015 2019

Future Tech Festival - Kolkata

Daniel Broby (Participant)
5 Feb 20198 Feb 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

British Deputy High Commissioner's Residence - Kolkata

Daniel Broby (Recipient)
8 Feb 2019

Activity: Other activity typesTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation