Simon Taylor is a University Lecturer in finance at Cambridge University’s Judge Business School. His main areas of research include how capital markets monitor and influence company’s decision-making and methods of valuation used by equity research analysts. Taylor spent nine years as an equity analyst at a number of investment banks, including BZW, JP Morgan, and Citigroup, where he was involved in several major equity transactions and takeovers. In 2001 he became deputy head of European equity research at JP Morgan, where he was responsible for the technical and quantitative research teams and for the technology, media, and telecoms sectors. Taylor joined Judge Business School in 2007 where he is the Director of the new Cambridge Master of Finance degree.