Dr Paul Fisher awarded honorary master’s degree from The London Institute of Banking & Finance

30 November, 2020

The London Institute of Banking & Finance (LIBF) presented an honorary Master paul fisher of  Science (Banking and finance) award to Dr Paul Fisher during its annual graduation ceremony, for his services to the finance sector. Due to Covid-19 the ceremony this year was held virtually.

Alex Fraser, Chief Executive of The London Institute of Banking & Finance said:

“At our Graduation ceremony each year we honour a distinguished member of the financial services community with a master’s degree from the Institute.

“We honour this year’s recipient, Dr Paul Fisher, for his decades of service to the finance sector, not only in the UK but around the world. As an economist he has served central banks, including the Bank of England, and continues to work on financial policy areas. His focus on sustainability, and, in particular, climate change, has had a huge impact on the way the finance sector considers its role and activities, and he continues to do so.”

Dr Paul Fisher said:

“I am very honoured to be receiving this award from the LIBF, which is embedded in the heart of the City of London and the world of finance. No academic institution better conveys the spirit that education is for life, including professional life."

Dr Paul Fisher biography

Initially an academic research economist, Dr Paul Fisher served at the Bank of England for 26 years, including as Executive Director for Markets, Deputy Head of the PRA, and spent five years as a member of the Monetary Policy Committee.

Since 2016, Paul has pursued a portfolio career in central banking, academia and financial markets and, in particular, spends a considerable amount of personal time working on the interactions of climate change and the financial sector. That has included serving on the EU High-Level Experts Group on Sustainable Finance and the UK Green Finance Task Force, both in 2017/18 and editing a recently released book: Making the Financial System Sustainable, published by Cambridge University Press (2020). 

Current positions include:

  • Chair, London Bullion Market Association
  • Non-executive Director at UK Debt Management Office
  • Consultancy and technical assistance for central banks, including the IMF

Academic affiliations include:

  • Visiting Professor, at LIBF and at University of Richmond, London
  • Fellow, Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, and
  • Senior Research Fellow, King’s College Business School. 


  • PhD in Economics (Macroeconomic Modelling), University of Warwick: 1990
  • MA, Economics (specialising in Econometrics) – University of Warwick: 1983
  • BSocSci, Economics with Statistics, University of Bristol: 1980

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