Andrew Adams

BSc, MSc, PhD, AIA (Institute of Actuaries)

Professor of Finance

+44 (0)131 451 8284
Room 1.51
Mary Burton Building
Heriot-Watt University
Roles and responsibilities

Teaching responsibilities

Courses taught:

  • Equity Markets and Fund Management (Hons) 
  • Capital Markets (MSc)
  • Current Topics in Investment Management (MSc)
  • Finance and Investment (MSc)

Dissertation supervision

  • Financial markets
  • Risk assessment
  • Market efficiency
  • Closed-end funds
  • Property investment analysis
  • Real estate investment trusts
  • Football club finance

Please visit my Research Gateway page

Selected publications

Please visit my Research Gateway page


Academic background:

  • BSc (Newcastle)
  • MSc (Newcastle)
  • PhD (Edinburgh)
  • AIA (Institute of Actuaries)

Experience in insurance, investment analysis and institutional sales with an investment bank. Author of texts on Investment and Investment Mathematics.

Joined Heriot-Watt University from the University of Edinburgh in 2010 having previously worked in the Actuarial Science Department at City University, London (1985-91).