Shane Edwards is managing director and global head of equity structuring at the Royal Bank of Scotland. His team has won numerous “best in country” and innovation awards and is responsible for structured products across the entire client spectrum from retail investors to large institutions and major hedge funds. Edwards’s research on derivatives markets has been published in industry and academic journals, and he is frequently a speaker at derivatives conferences and interviewed by journalists. Prior to the Royal Bank of Scotland, he worked in a similar capacity and as an algorithmic trader at Deutsche Bank, Macquarie Bank, and a private hedge fund. He is one of the youngest ever winners of the Dow Jones’ Financial News Top 100 Rising Stars in Europe Award.