Rajkamal Iyer is a professor of finance at Imperial College, London. Prior to that Raj was a professor of Finance at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Raj’s research focuses on the area of banking and financial intermediation, with a particular interest in understanding the role of banks in society. Raj also holds a research advisory role at the Bundesbank. Raj’s work has been published in leading academic journals and several central banks have drawn on his expertise for policy making. He holds a BA and an MA in economics from Bombay University, an MSc in economics and finance from the London School of Economics, and a PhD in finance from INSEAD.