Ana-Maria Fuertes, Ph.D., is Professor in Finance and Econometrics at Cass Business School, City, University of London. Having gained an M.Sc. in Control Engineering, Dr. Fuertes graduated with a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Valladolid (Spain). She was formerly Lecturer at the Economics Department of the School of Engineering and Management (ETSII) in Valladolid, Research Fellow at London Metropolitan University and Lecturer at London Metropolitan University before she joined Cass Business School in 2001. Dr. Fuertes holds two Teaching and Learning Prize awards for excellence in post-graduate teaching. Her teaching experience includes Statistical Methods in Finance, Forecasting Financial Markets, International Finance, Time Series Econometrics and Operations Research. She has acted as a consultant for both Deutsche Bank and Barclays Capital.