Mr Daniel Broby

Senior Lecturer

Accounting and Finance

Personal statement

Welcome to my 'knowledgebase' profile.

I have enjoyed a successful career in both academia and practice.  My research interests revolve around financial technology, financial indices, and the regulation of capital markets.  I have written a number of peer reviewed papers on index construction, fund management, emerging financial markets, distributed technologies and market regulation.  I have also pioneered research into blockchain and its application in the Fintech ecosystem. 

I am considered a leading academic in the field of "Fintech".  I have spoken and chaired numerous conferences.  I have also appeared in Bloomberg TV, CNBC and in the financial press. I have travelled extensively in my various professional roles to Emerging Markets.  I have interacted with policy markets and regulators. I believe my work has real world impact.

The Department of Accounting and Finance, to which I am affiliated, is ranked "1st in the UK for Accounting and Finance" in the Complete University Guide Subject League Table for both 2016 and 2017.  The department was ranked 2nd in the UK for Accounting and Finance by both the Times University Guide 2015 and the Sunday Times Guide 2015.  Times Higher Educational awarded Strathclyde Business School with "The Business School of the Year 2016".


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    I am a leading academic in the field of Financial Technology (Fintech).  My research interests focus on crypto-currencies, market operational efficiency and the timestamping of blockchain financial instructions

    In addition, I am one of the world’s most recognised experts on portfolio and index construction.  I wrote ‘A Guide to Index Construction’ for Risk Books, described in a review as “a comprehensive academic treatise on the subject”.  He is focused on extending the literature within finance to incorporate big data analysis, artificial intelligence and machine learning.

    In my professional career, prior to academia, I was a successful investor in emerging and growth markets.  The investment performance of the funds I managed was recognised by Morningstar (with their highest five star rating). I have also been on a number of financial industry task forces, committees and policy councils.

Prizes and awards

Inspiring City Awards 2018 - Education Award
Award for Excellence - Outstanding reviewer
Society Leader Award
Fellow - CFA Society of the United Kingdom

more prizes and awards


Equity Crowdfunding : Literature review
Abua Habla Ziyad, Broby Daniel
Strategic Fintech : Centre for Financial Regulation and Innovation: White Paper
Broby Daniel
The Scotsman 2nd Fintech Conference (2019)
The role of precision timing in stock market price discovery when trading through distributed ledgers
Broby Daniel, Basu Devraj, Arulselvan Ashwin
Journal of Business Thought Vol 10 (2019)
System for Estimating Value of Company using Financial Technology : U.S. Patent Application No. 16/263582
Broby Daniel, Sahota Amandeep, Zhang Bingyao
Central Banks and Cryptocurrencies : Centre for Financial Regulation and Innovation - White Paper
Broby Daniel, Baker Samuel
The output and productivity benefits of fintech collaboration : Scotland and Ireland
Broby Daniel, Hoepner Andreas, Klausmann Johannes, Adamsson Hampus
SIFI Fintech
, pp. 1-13 (2018)

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I was the founder of the MSc in Financial Technology, the first such course in the United Kingdom.  I teach Mean Variance Portfolio Construction, utilizing the skill-set acquired in my professional career as a fund manager.

The courses I teach combine both theory and practice. I integrate live data from into worked examples using the department's Bloomberg laboratory. 

I have been a volunteer committee member with the CFA Institute for over twenty years.  The CFA Institute has 130,000 charter holders. I co-authored the CIPM syllabus reading on Benchmarks for the CFA Institute jointly with Professor Connover and Professor David Carino.  

I have mentored a number of students during internships as well as supervising their dissertations. I am equally comfortable working with large or small groups. I have overseen large teams and conducted lectures to more than 150 students at a time. 

The Centre for Financial Regulation and Innovation, which I am responsible for, won the Educational award in the People Make Glasgow, Inspiring City Awards 2018.

Research interests

My research interests revolve around financial technology, financial  time-series and the regulation of capital markets.  I have written a number of peer reviewed papers on these subjects, as well as index construction, fund management and emerging financial markets.  

I have pioneered research into using blockchain and distributed ledgers, and their applications in the Fintech ecosystem and distributed marketplaces. 

My research has a through grounding in Financial Market Theory, albeit focused on  its practical application.  I have, for example, co-filed a US Patent application (no16/2635582) for a System for Estimating the Value of a Company using Financial Technology.  I have also, with my co-investigators, undertaken a large precision time stamping experiment on financial blockchain. 

Professional activities

Nottingham Trent University (External organisation)
Financial Markets Law Committee Colloquium
Integrating the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA©) Program with a University's Academic Curriculum
SuperReturn Private Credit Europe
CFA Institute _ Scottish dinner
Launch of EIT, Bayes Centre, The University of Edinburgh

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AFRC Route to Impact Funding
Broby, Daniel (Principal Investigator)
The Center for Financial Regulation and Innovation (CeFRI) jointly with Electronic and Electrical Engineering (EEE) - investigation of applications of financial blockchain and distributed ledger technolog
01-Jan-2017 - 31-Jan-2017
Precision time-stamping of financial blockchain
Broby, Daniel (Principal Investigator)
Joint research with the National Physical Laboratory, Toronto Stock Exchange and ZYen.
03-Jan-2016 - 31-Jan-2017
Centre for Financial Regulation and Innovation
Broby, Daniel (Principal Investigator)
Official launch of the Centre for Financial Regulation and Innovation which will help to address the systemic failure of regulators to keep pace with financial innovation.
06-Jan-2016 - 06-Jan-2016

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