Alex Edmans

Professor of Finance, London Business School

Alex Edmans is Professor of Finance at London Business School. Alex has a BA from Oxford and a PhD from MIT, and was previously a tenured professor at Wharton and an investment banker at Morgan Stanley. Alex specialises in corporate governance, executive compensation, and corporate social responsibility. Alex has spoken at the World Economic Forum in Davos, testified in the UK Parliament, and given a TEDx talk on “The Social Responsibility of Business” at He has appeared on Bloomberg, BBC, CNBC, CNN, ITV, Reuters, Sky News, and Sky Sports, and writes for Harvard Business Review, Huffington Post, and CityAM. Alex serves on the Steering Group of The Purposeful Company, which proposes policy reforms to encourage companies to pursue long-run purpose over short-run profit, and on Royal London Asset Management’s Responsible Investment Advisory Committee. Alex is Managing Editor of the Review of Finance, the leading academic finance journal in Europe. At Wharton, Alex won 14 teaching awards in six years; at LBS, he won the MBA Class of 2016 teaching award for the highest-rated professor school-wide (voted by the first-year class) and the Best Teacher: MBA 2016 award (voted by the graduating class).