pete hahn

Prof Pete Hahn

Emeritus Professor of Banking and Finance

Pete holds non-executive director roles on the boards of the Isle of Man Financial Services Authority, the Association of Corporate Treasurers, and Kalgera Limited – a fintech business working to protect the vulnerable. He retired as Dean and Henry Grunfeld Professor at The London Institute of Banking & Finance in early 2020.

Over a long career in banking and finance, Pete has served as Senior Adviser to the Bank of England Prudential Regulatory Authority – and its predecessor, the UK Financial Services Authority – and worked in banking roles in New York and London for more than two decades.


Commercial banking, investment banking, regulation, corporate finance, corporate governance


Kalgera Limited, Non-Executive Director: 2020 – present
Isle of Man Financial Services Authority, Non-Executive Board Member: 2020 – present
LIBF, Dean and Henry Grunfeld Professor of Banking: 2016–20
Bank of England Prudential Regulation Authority (and Financial Services Authority), Senior Adviser: 2009–14
Dow Jones Newswires, Columnist: 2009–11
Foundation for Management Education, Non-Executive: 2007–13
Cass Business School, Faculty of Finance, various roles including Senior Lecturer, Senior Fellow, Lecturer, Fellow, PhD student: 2004–16
Citigroup/Citibank, Managing Director and Senior Corporate Finance Officer for the UK: 1994–2003
Kidder, Peabody & Co, Vice President: 1998–94
Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company of New York, Vice President: 1981–88 
Société Générale, Intern: 1980


Post-doctoral Fellow and Senior Fellow, Foundation for Management Education & Economic & Social Research Council: 2007–10
PhD in Finance, Cass Business School, City, University of London: 2004–08
MBA in Business, NYU Stern School of Business: 1979–81, including:

  • International Management Programme: London Business School: 1981
  • Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC) Paris, Programme International de Management: 1980–81
BA (Hons), Drew University, USA: 1976–79

Professional qualifications

International Teachers Programme, SDA Bocconi/International Schools of Business Management: 2008–09
Higher Education Academy Fellow: 2009
Cass Business School, PG(CERT): 2007
NASD, Series 7 (USA): 1990
SFA/FSA, Corporate Finance: 1994
Bank of England Prudential Regulatory Authority and Financial Services Authority
Santander Bank
Royal Bank of Scotland
Lloyds Banking Group
Other banks (UK and foreign), technology providers, industry groupings
English (fluent), French (intermediate)
Features and editorials for the Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, The Banker, The International Banker, and academic journals

Professional activity

Keynote speaker, Finance Conference on L'Actualité de la Finance Acte II, Université de Lorraine: 2019
Chair and panel participant, Artificial Intelligence in Financial Services, Technova/Marketforce: 2019
Chair and panel participant, Identifying the customer: digital advances, MoneyLIVE: 2018
Speaker and panel participant, Chevening Alumni Alliance (CAA) Global Forum: 2018
Opening/keynote speaker, Conduct liability in digital banking, Compello, Retail Banking International: 2018
Panel speaker, Monetary policy normalisation: scenarios and risks, Société Universitaire Européenne de Recherches Financières: 2018
Panel chair, The future of retail banking MoneyLIVE (Marketforce): 2017
Conference chair, The future of digital banking, Marketforce: 2017
Panel chair, Supply chain finance summit, International Chamber of Commerce: 2017
Speaker, Digital banking risks, European Financial Management Association (EFMA) Bank Distribution Summit: 2017
Panel speaker, Banking Standards, Financial Times: 2017
Chairman and keynote speaker Trends in wealth banking, EFMA Affluent and Private Banking Summit: 2016
Chairman and speaker, The role of good regulation, International Federation of Accountants and Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales: 2016


Association of Corporate Treasurers, Non-Executive Member of Council: 2019–present
Seven Investment Management LLP, Non-Executive Asset Allocation Committee, external member: 2015–18
Worshipful Company of International Bankers


City University of London Student Union, Sustained Achievement (Lifetime) in Teaching: 2015
Cass Business School, City University of London, Excellence Prize for Undergraduate Teaching, Excellence Prize for Postgraduate Teaching: 2010

External recognition

All-Party Committee on Governance – invited to answer questions from MPs and peers on the nationalised banks and regulation.
Treasury Select Committee of the House of Commons – invited to answer questions from MPs on governance, regulation and proposed banking laws
Economic Affairs Committee of the House of Lords – invited to answer questions from peers on banking issues
Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards – invited to answer questions from MPs and peers on bank governance and regulation


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