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School of Economics and Finance

Rob Carver


Visiting Lecturer



Robert Carver is an independent systematic trader, writer and research consultant. He is the author of "Systematic Trading: A unique new way to make investment and trading decisions" and "Smart Portfolios: A practical guide to building and maintaining intelligent investment portfolios"

Robert's last corporate role was as a portfolio manager and researcher at AHL, a quantitative hedge fund. Robert was responsible for the inception of AHL's fundamental strategies group and subsequently managed the fund's $5bn fixed income portfolio. Before that he worked for CEPR, an economics think tank, as a research manager; and as an exotic derivatives trader for Barclays Capital.

Robert is interested in portfolio optimisation, behavioral finance and the use of heuristics to improve financial decision making. He has a BA from the University of Manchester and an Msc from Birkbeck College, University of London, both in Economics.