After my BSc in Mathematical Statistics and Operational Research at Exeter I worked for some years as a systems developer, most recently at Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt.
I then did an MSc in Investment Analysis at Stirling, where I won the Morley Prize as the top academically in my year. For my Finance PhD at the ICMA Centre, Reading University, I showed that different ways of calculating the Price-Earnings ratio could significantly improve investor returns.
I worked as a lecturer at Durham University Business School for two years before moving to York in 2008.
My research interests revolve around making academic finance more useful to investors, for example:
'Are growing earnings desirable?' (PDF , 612kb) Professional Investor, May 2005, 12-16 (with C. Brooks).
'Constructing value by deconstructing the P/E' (PDF , 3,651kb) Professional Investor, 2006, 16(1):22-24 (with C. Brooks).
‘The Long-Term Price-Earnings Ratio’ Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, 2006, 33(7/8): 1063-1086 (with C. Brooks).
'Decomposing the Price-Earnings Ratio' (PDF , 206kb) Journal of Asset Management, 2006, 6(6): 456-469 (with C. Brooks).
'Extreme Returns from Extreme Value Stocks: Enhancing the Value Premium' (PDF , 4,402kb) Journal of Investing, 2007, 16(1): 69-81 (with C. Brooks).
'Speculative bubbles in the SandP 500: Was the tech bubble confined to the tech sector?' (PDF , 363kb) , Journal of Empirical Finance, 2010, 17(3): 345-361 (with C. Brooks and A. Katsaris)
Anderson, K. and Salama, A. (2008) ‘Does Improving a Firm’s Environmental Performance Mitigate its Risk?’, British Accounting Association conference, Blackpool 2008.
I also presented the long-term PE paper at the Durham University Business School Behavioural Finance conference in 2006.