Richard Ramyar

Dr Richard Ramyar

Visiting Scholar

Richard has held leadership roles in buy and sell-side capital markets product and consulting firms, with top-table regulatory experience to industry and expert witness presentation to legislators, government and regulators.

Digital, fintech and regtech before the terms existed, his open source experience has been commercialised since the 1990s. He has a pre-pandemic special interest in the industry and macroeconomic implications of public policy versus post-viral diseases.


Digital transformation, cloud, artificial intelligence, analytics, capital markets, asset management, wealth management, financial economics, post-viral pandemic economics, post-Covid, long Covid


Wipro Digital, Director and Partner: 2017 – present 
Accenture, Global Director Capital Markets: 2014–16
Ramyar Integrated Consulting, Director: 2006–16
Lipper Fund Ratings and Analytics (then Thomson Reuters/Refinitiv), VP and Board (External Relations and Innovation): 2007–12
Reuters Ratings (Corporate and MBS) Lead Manager: 2007–08
Go4Venture VC and Private Equity Advisers, Analyst: 2006
Bear Stearns, Proprietary Trading Risk and Exotics: 2005
Abel Internet, B2B Sales and Network Ops: 1996–2003 
Bank of Scotland, Corporate Banking Client Relations: 1998–99 
Royal Bank of Scotland, Corporate Banking Client Relations: 1997–98


PhD, Financial Economics, Cass Business School, City of London: 2002–06 
MBA (MBM), University of Strathclyde Business School: 2001–02. LLB (Merit)
University of Glasgow School of Law: 1998–2001

Professional qualifications 

Accenture Capital Markets Certification: 2015
Electric Airways Media Certification: 2008 
Sun Microsystems System Administration: 1997


  • Retail derivatives market, product development and marketing analysis
  • IFX Markets: 2006. Trading strategy analysis
  • Clarkson Shipping Hedge Fund: 2005

English (native), Italian (fluent)


Cited variously, from the launch of the Economist Buttonwood column to several front page Financial Times sections, newswires, etc

Professional activity and membership 

Association of British Insurers, Investment Classification Committee
Money Market Steering Group: 2007–12
European Fund and Asset Management Association
European Fund Classification Forum/Committee: 2009–12
Investment Management Association, now Investment Association, Sectors Committee.
Offshore Steering Group: 2007–12
Society of Technical Analysts, Board of Directors: 2003–05


Chorofas Foundation, Excellence in Research Award: 2004

External recognition

Cited variously, from the launch of the Economist Buttonwood column to several front page Financial Times sections, newswires, etc
Chaired and spoken at numerous industry conferences, round tables, awards from Dubai and Luxembourg to the Corporation of London and the Albert Hall

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