Fintech & Blockchain Speaker & Expert
Gavin Brown is a Senior Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University and an expert speaker on FinTech, Cryptocurrency and Blockchain technology, and an educational and corporate strategist.
Gavin is a regular contributor on cryptocurrencies to the media including BBC 1’s The One Show, The Financial Times and The Telegraph newspapers. He has spoken on the policy impacts of these new technologies at UK Government level to H.M.R.C. and H.M. Treasury.
Gavin holds both a Bachelors and MSc degree in Business Management as well as an MBA from the University of Oxford (Said Business School) 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 June 2019 candidate.
Gavin is also a Fellow of the HEA, and he is reading towards a Ph.D. in Financial Economics focusing on dual listed arbitrage and price distortion caused by financial instruments with Keele University.
He joined MMU as a Senior Lecturer in 2012 where his teaching interests include corporate finance and financial economics at both UG & PG levels.
Gavin Brown specialises on speaking on subjects such as –
…and the impact these are having and going to have on companies.
Gavin gave a superb account of the complexity and possibilities of cryptocurrencies and blockchain at the 21st Credit Suisse Salon, where other speakers included Janet Yellen. He tracked the full range of disruptive effects that blockchain will have, and the opportunities this will create from an investment point of view, not to mention the headaches it will cause for governments and central banks.
— Michael O'Sullivan - Credit Suisse
I worked extensively with Gavin at Kaplan in a cross-division innovation group, and his sense of curiosity, attention to detail, vision and critical thinking was an asset to the team and also the overall business. Coupled with this, Gavin possesses an amazing ability to connect and communicate with people of all levels within the organisation. I don't say this often, but he was a pleasure to work with, and I would love to work with him again
— Dan Rose- Founder of Workshop mentor