Microstructure Effects, Bid-ask Spreads and Volatility in the Spot Foreign Exchange Market Pre and Post-EMU

Frank McGroarty earned his BA and MA degrees in Economics at University College Dublin.
Event information
Date 12th October 2005
Time 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Venue ICMA Centre, Room G03/04
Event types:
Research Seminars

After a 14-year career as an investment practitioner, he returned to academia, as a Lecturer in Finance at the University of Southampton, from where he received his PhD (Finance). He spent his investment practitioner career in the City of London. His former employers include Barclays Global Investors, State Street Bank and UBS. His former roles include fund manager, strategist and head of research. He worked in equities, foreign exchange, asset allocation and hedge funds. However, the focus of his work was the same in every market: he used quantitative techniques to assess values and to find strategies which outperform benchmarks. He has served on boards of the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP), the Fund Managers Association (FMA) and the INstitute for QUantitative Investment REsearch (INQUIRE). He has published a number of articles in the financial press and has authored several broker research reports. He has also spoken at numerous investment industry conferences.

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