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David Benson

Visiting Professor & Director of Visiting Scholars

The London Institute of Banking & Finance Faculty Profiles

David has had a long and distinguished career in risk management and investment at global banks and asset management firms. He served as the Head of Risk & Regulation and was a main board member at a leading international bank.

Investment Banking, Risk Management, Regulation, Asset Management, Corporate Governance.


Nomura Holdings Inc, Main Board Director: 2011–2017.
Nomura Europe Holdings, Executive Director: 2003–2018.
Nomura Europe, Risk & Regulatory Affairs, Vice Chairman: 2012–2018.
Nomura Holdings Inc, Chief Risk Officer: 2008–2012.
Man Global Strategies, Chief Operating Officer: 2007–2008.
Risk Management Consultancy: 1993–1997.
Credit Suisse First Boston, Managing Director: 1983–1991.
Manufacturers Hanover, Investment Manager: 1980–1983.
Lazard Brothers, Investment Manager: 1979–1980.
Coutaulds Pension Fund, Investment Manager: 1976–1979.
Post Office Pension Fund, Investment Analyst: 1973–1975.

BSc, University College London, University of London: 1969–1973.
Part MSc, Finance, City, University of London: 1974–1975.

VaR system for Credit Suisse, London.
Risk management integration for British Telecom.
On line SME Forex dealing system for Singer & Friedlander.
Convertible bond risk analysis for Nomura.

Led Nomura’s submission to Vickers commission on the structure of banking.
Attended banking industry meetings with Basel Commission on Banking Supervision.
Regular attendee at banking and finance industry meetings hosted by AFME, BBA, EFF, IMF, IIF.