Julian Franks BA MBA PhD

Julian FranksJulian Franks BA (Sheffield) MBA (Columbia) PhD (London) is Professor of Finance and is the Academic Director of London Business School’s Centre for Corporate Governance. 

Julian is widely published and his research focuses on bankruptcy and financial distress, corporate ownership and control, cost of capital and regulation.  Recently his work on ownership and control (with Colin Mayer and Stefano Rossi) has won two international prizes. Two other papers of his have won best paper awards from the Journal of Financial Intermediation.  He is Associate Editor of five finance journals, a member of various advisory boards and consults widely. 

He served as a member of the DTI-Treasury committee for reviewing the UK’s insolvency code and was a member of one of The Company Law Review’s committees on corporate governance.

He is an advisor to Ofcom and BAA on regulatory matters and he has advised (with Professor Brealey) The Office of Constitutional Affairs on the issue of outside equity for law firms.  He is a Non-Executive Director of OXERA and is on the international advisory boards of Stern Stewart.  He has been Visiting Professor at the University of California at both Berkeley and Los Angeles. 

Type: IC Advisory Committee