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Simon Ashby

 

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Dr Simon Ashby - ()

  • Job title: Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer) in Financial Services, Plymouth Graduate School of Management & Plymouth Business School (Faculty of Business)
  • Address: Room 231a, Cookworthy Building, Drake Circus,
    Plymouth, Devon, PL4 8AA
  • Postal address: Room 231a, Cookworthy Building, Drake Circus,
    Plymouth, Devon, PL4 8AA
  • Telephone: +441752585720
  • Facsimile: +44 (0)1752 585720
  • Email: simon.ashby@plymouth.ac.uk


Role
Teaching and research, primarily in the field of Financial Services 

Qualifications & background
I have had a varied career working in the university sector, as a financial services regulator, and more recently as a senior risk manager within a number of financial institutions.

In terms of academic qualificatiojns I have the following:

PhD (in the field of Risk Management), University of Nottingham
BA (Hons) Industrial Economics, University of Nottingham 

Professional membership
Fellow of the Institute of Operational Risk (FIOR)
Graduate of the Institute of Risk Management 

Roles on external bodies
Former Director of the American Risk and Insurance Association
Former Director of the Operational Risk Research Forum 


Teaching interests
Corporate risk management
Insurance company management
Financial services regulation
Financial services markets and strategy 

Staff serving as external examiners
I have been an External Assessor for Glasgow Caledonian University 


Research interests
I am interested in all aspects of corporate risk management and insurance. Notably I have done work in areas such as the role of insurance as a mitigant for operational risk, the concept of risk appetite, the strategic benefits of effective risk management, operational risk management and crisis management.

In addition I am currently conducting some research into the causes of the current banking crisis (the so called credit crunch) and the optimum regulatory response in relation to the prevention of future financial crises. 

UoP Research group membership

Centre for Maritime Logistics, Economics and Finance (CEMLEF) 
Research Centre for Sustainable Leadership, Governance and Policy (SLGP) 

Grants & contracts
Grant of £14,000 from the Financial Services Research Forum, to research the current banking crisis. 


Publications

(2008) Operational Risk: Learning Lessons from Non-Financial Organisations Journal of Risk Management in Financial Institutions, Vol 1, No 4.

(2004) Workplace Risk, Establishment Size and Union Density (with P Fenn) British Journal of Industrial Relations, Vol 42, No 3.

(2003) Industry Self Regulation: A Strategic Perspective on Voluntary Compliance (with S Chuah & R Hoffmann) International Journal of the Economics of Business, Vol 11, No 1

(2003) New Trends in Operational Risk Insurance for Banks (with B Young) Advances in Operational Risk Management: Firm-Wide Issues for Financial Institutions 2nd Edition, Risk Books.

(2003) Lessons About Risk: Analysing the Causal Chain of Insurance Company Failure (with P Sharma & W McDonnell) Journal of Insurance Research and Practice, Vol 18, No 2.

(2001) New Trends in Operational Risk Insurance for Banks (with B Young) Global Reinsurance, October.

(2001) Insurance as a Mitigant for Operational Risk (with B Young) Advances in Operational Risk Management: Firm-Wide Issues for Financial Institutions, Risk Books.