SOAS University of London

Centre for Financial and Management Studies (CeFiMS)

CeFiMS Staff

Director, CeFiMS

Professor Pasquale Scaramozzino

General enquires: | +44 (0)20 7898 4050

Deputy Director, CeFiMS

Ms Sonja Ruehl

Further Academic Staff can be found on the DeFiMS Staff page.

Head of Distance Learning Administration

Ms Elizabeth Harris

Distance Learning Administration Staff 

Pasquale Scaramozzino
Programme Director: Quantitative Finance
Director, CeFiMS
Pasquale Scaramozzino
Macroeconomics; fiscal policy; applied econometrics
  • Tel: 020 7898 4055
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  • Room: 528
  • Office Hours: Monday 3 - 5 (or by email appointment)
Sonja Ruehl
Deputy Director, CeFiMS; Programme Director: Economic Policy
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Financial Sector Development in Japan and Vietnam. Gender Issues in Financing Development. Microfinance Institutions in Vietnam
  • Tel: 020 7898 4057
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  • Room: 542
  • Office Hours: Tuesday 3-5

Richard Alexander
Programme Director: Financial Law
Richard Alexander

Financial Services Law and regulation, control of economic crime, human rights law (especially European Convention on Human Rights – measures taken to fight organised and economic crime and terrorism), European Union Law

Alberto Asquer
Director of Public Policy & Management and Public Financial Management programmes
Alberto Asquer

Public policy and management, especially in the political economy of regulation and regulatory reforms, public policy implementation, public management.

  • Tel: +44(0) 207 898 4757
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  • Room: 517
  • Office Hours: Thursday 12 - 1

Federico Mucciarelli
Federico Mucciarelli

Takeover regulation; corporate and insolvency law; international corporate law and freedom of establishment.

  • Tel: 0207 898 4545
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  • Room: 550
  • On Sabbatical:Term 1 2017/18
Yoshikatsu Shinozawa
Programme Director: Financial Sector Management
Yoshkatsu Shinozawa

Dr Shinozawa's research interests lie in asset management firms and their products. Recently he has developed a special interest in the areas of corporate governance, and the banking industry in Japan.

Damian Tobin
Programme Director: International Management (China)
Damian Tobin

Hong Kong's financial system; Renminbi internationalisation and banking reform; Economic modernisation and the State; China's management reforms, especially in the oil sector

  • Tel: 020 7898 4058
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  • Room: 555
  • On Sabbatical:2017/18