Mr Alan Thompson


School Dundee Business School

Department Division of Accounting Finance and Economics

Contact info

+44 (0)1382 30 8440


Bank of England                                               2001- 2006
Scottish Widows Investment Partnership         2006- 2013
Virgin Money                                                    2014-2015

Academic Qualifications
MA (First Class) in Financial Economics (University of Dundee, 2001).
MSc Economics (University College London, 2004).
Investment Property Forum Diploma (Wolfson College, Cambridge, 2007)
CFA charter holder 2012

Before joining the teaching staff at Abertay, I spent 14 years working in the financial sector, with posts at the Bank of England, Scottish Widows and Virgin Money. 

I won the Alfred Marshall prize for applied Economics in 2001, prior to joining the Bank of England where I worked in both the markets and monetary analysis departments and was sponsored to complete an MSc in Economics at University College London.

At Scottish Widows Investment Partnership, I worked in real estate and international bonds before becoming an international economist in the Global Strategy team. 

From a research perspective, I’m interested in the intersection between economics and finance, particularly real-estate economics.

I am currently undertaking a PhD in Real Estate Investment Trusts.

Alfred Marshall Applied Economics              2001.

International Financial Management

Corporate Finance

I am interested in the intersection of economics/finance, with a particular interest in real estate economics.

Value Investing in a politically charged atmosphere, CFA UK, (

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