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Simon Taylor

Lecturer, Cambridge University, UK
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Simon Taylor is a University Lecturer in finance at Cambridge University’s Judge Business School. His main areas of research include how capital markets monitor and influence company’s decision-making and methods of valuation used by equity research analysts. Taylor spent nine years as an equity analyst at a number of investment banks, including BZW, JP Morgan, and Citigroup, where he was involved in several major equity transactions and takeovers. In 2001 he became deputy head of European equity research at JP Morgan, where he was responsible for the technical and quantitative research teams and for the technology, media, and telecoms sectors. Taylor joined Judge Business School in 2007 where he is the Director of the new Cambridge Master of Finance degree.

Articles by this Author

  • The Changing Role and Regulation of Equity Research
    by Simon Taylor
    Equity research is the publication by analysts of reports, notes, and emails that offer an investment recommendation on the quoted stock of a company (typically buy, sell, or hold). The recommendation is supported by an investment case, financial forecasts, and a valuation. Reports vary enormously, from short updates of a page or less to substantial documents that analyze whole industries and companies in great detail.Equity research is also...

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