Dean is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder, and he also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Studies and Computing Science. He started his career as a graduate trainee gaining exposure in all aspects of banking, stock-broking, trade finance and buy and sell side research, before eventually focusing on corporate finance. He has been involved in corporate finance transactions including stock exchange listings, mergers and acquisitions, LBOs and rights issues where he performed tasks such as deal sourcing and negotiation, valuation of companies, due diligence and financial modeling. He has served as part of the Investment Committee of the holding company’s Proprietary and Pension fund involved in the management of property and equity investments. Other job titles Dean has held include Assistant Manager Corporate Finance, Credit Analyst, Corporate Finance Analyst. Dean takes a keen interest in currency trading focussing not only on the technical aspects but also the fundamentals aspect. Dean lectures on our CFA and Treasury qualifications and skills programmes.