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Roles and Responsibilities

Whilst at Edinburgh I have been proud to work with a group of smart and enthusiastic PhD students. This includes Bertha, Ja, Viktoria, Desne, Abdus and Tatiana for whom I was first supervisor, plus my current cohort, Alistair, Zhangfan, Suhee and Mariko. Unfortunately I don't have the space to take on any more doctoral students at the moment.


Bill Rees is Professor of Financial Analysis at the University of Edinburgh Business School. He is also a Fellow of the ICAEW, holds a PhD from the University of Glasgow and an MBA from the University of Liverpool.

Before joining the University of Edinburgh he has worked at the Universities of Kingston, Newcastle, Strathclyde, Glasgow and Amsterdam where he was Director of the Business School. Prior to that Bill worked as an Auditor finishing his professional career with Deloitte Haskins & Sells.

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Research Interests

Bill's research focuses on:

  • investment analysts and analysis
  • machine learning
  • firm valuation including the impact of governance
  • investor engagement and ESG, especially climate change
  • private companies

He is the author of Financial Analysis, now in its second edition, and sits on the editorial board of ABR, JBFA, REFC and BAR. Recent publications have appeared, or are forthcoming, in JBFA, EAR, JSFI and CGIR.

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