Brandon is a PhD Finance candidate at Cambridge Judge Business School, and Economic and Social Research Council DTP Scholar and Honorary CERF Scholar at Hughes Hall, University of Cambridge. Previously, Brandon was a pre-doctoral researcher at the Cambridge Endowment for Research in Finance (CERF) and Cambridge Centre for Finance (CCFin), Cambridge Judge Business School. Brandon graduated from Wolfson College, University of Cambridge with an MPhil in Finance from Cambridge Judge Business School, and a BAcc Accountancy with Finance First Class Honours from University of Glasgow, Adam Smith Business School where he was awarded the Adam Smith Scholar Award for Excellence.
Brandon's principal research interests are in international finance, empirical asset pricing and macro-finance. In particular, he is interested in understanding the risk-return drivers of exchange rates. He is also, more broadly, interested in the interactions between macroeconomics and financial markets, including international economics and the effects of monetary and fiscal economics on currency markets. His research aims to provide a better understanding of exchange rate determination, the nature of the risks for which currency market investors demand compensation, and to contribute insights into future exchange rate policy. He is supervised by Professor Lucio Sarno.
Brandon has worked, alongside Professor Sarno, as a currency research consultant for a large asset manager. Brandon also enjoys teaching, having supervised undergraduate students on the Management Studies Tripos at Cambridge Judge Business School, and looks forward to further postgraduate TA in the coming years.