Gavin teaches investment banks internationally. He is a Non-Executive Director and Co-founder of start-up cryptocurrency fund, Blockchain Capital Limited. He specialises in FinTech, Cryptocurrencies, Cryptoassets and Blockchain. He has provided talks, advice and media commentary on cryptocurrencies and tokenomics to The House of Lords, H.M. Treasury, H.M.R.C., BBC radio & television, The Telegraph, The Financial Times, The Express, private banks, wealth management offices, conferences and higher education institutions such as The University of Oxford.
Gavin holds both a Bachelors and MSc degree in Business Management as well as an MBA from the University of Oxford (Said, 2007-08) where he was a Dean’s List member. He qualified as an ACA(ICAEW) chartered accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers (Manchester) in 2006 and went on to work at Merrill Lynch (London) before setting up a hedge fund in 2008. He also holds the Investment Management Certificate(IMC) and PG Cert(Education) qualifications and is currently a Chartered Financial Analyst(CFA) Level III candidate. Gavin is a Fellow of the HEA and he is reading towards a PhD Financial Economics. He joined Manchester Metropolitan University as a Senior Lecturer in 2012 and was appointed to Fellow(FCA) of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales effective from November 2016.