Professor Alex Edmans

Alex Edmans is Professor of Finance at London Business School. He has a PhD from MIT as a Fulbright Scholar, and was previously a tenured professor at Wharton, as well as an investment banker at Morgan Stanley. 

About Alex Edmans

Alex Edmans is Professor of Finance at London Business School. He has a PhD from MIT as a Fulbright Scholar and was previously a tenured professor at Wharton. He has also been an investment banker at Morgan Stanley. Alex has spoken at the World Economic Forum in Davos, testified in the UK Parliament and given numerous TED Talks with a combined 2.5 million views.

Alex serves as non-executive director of the Investor Forum, and on Royal London Asset Management’s Responsible Investment Advisory Committee. His book, “Grow the Pie: How Great Companies Deliver Both Purpose and Profit” was a Financial Times Book of the Year. His research covers eclectic topics ranging from executive pay, corporate governance and corporate culture to the effect of football and music on the stock market.

No stranger to the media, Alex has appeared on TV channels from the BBC and CNBC to Sky Sports and ESPN and appeared in newspapers from the Wall Street Journal and Financial Times to the Daily Mirror and Daily Star. He has won 24 teaching awards at Wharton and LBS and was named Professor of the Year by Poets & Quants in 2021.

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