School of Finance and Management & Centre for Financial and Management Studies

Dr Richard Alexander

Key information

School of Finance and Management Senior Lecturer in Financial Law School of Law, Gender and Media Senior Lecturer in Financial Law Centre for Financial and Management Studies Programme Director: Financial Law
BA MA (Cantab) Dip (City) PhD (London) Barrister
Russell Square: College Buildings
Email address
Telephone number
020 7898 4644
Support hours
Thursday 1 - 3


Dr. Richard Alexander practised at the English Bar before moving into academia.  His core areas of expertise are the law relating to the financial sector, business law and the measures taken to combat economic and financial crime.  His research interests currently focus on the means by which measures relating to the removal of the proceeds of crime can be more effectively used to achieve social justice.  Much of his work looks at international standards, although his geographical areas of interest include the United Kingdom, European Union, United States, East and South-East Asia and South Africa.

As well as academic teaching and research, Richard is also active in professional training and has to date been involved in programmes in jurisdictions including South Africa, Nigeria, Sudan, China and Italy.  He is a regular speaker at the annual Cambridge International Symposium on Economic Crime and has been a Visiting Scholar at the Levinson College of Law, University of Florida, Expert for the Inter-Governmental Action Group Against Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing in West Africa (GIABA) and a Visiting Lecturer at the Central University of Finance and Economics, Beijing.

In addition to his position as Lecturer in Financial Law, Richard is currently Director, External Engagement in the School of Finance and Management and Chair of the PhD Collegium, Cyprus Corporate Law and Finance Retreat for Educators and Professionals.

Research interests

Financial services law and regulation, financial crime.

PhD Supervision

Name Title
Catherine Tuhirirwe The impact of Chinese investment loans on sustainable economic development in Africa: Case studies of Kenya, Senegal, Uganda, and Zambia
Juliet Uluma Onyeka How far does financial regulation help in combating financial crime during a health pandemic (COVID-19); An ethnic minority perspective.


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