Alistair started his career at an investment technology firm in the 1990s then moved to buy-side and sell-side investment research. In 2012 he joined the University of Edinburgh Business School where his primary focus is on how professional investors choose to procure information from external sources such as sell-side and independent research firms. This has become known as the market for investment research. All his academic projects are motivated by live practitioner questions and he maintains close links with industry which is evolving rapidly. Alistair teaches financial markets and applications of finance on MA, MSc and MBA programmes where he and his students have received awards for teaching innovation. He designs and delivers executive education programmes to asset managers, regulators, corporates and professional bodies. In collaboration with Substantive Research he has created a one-day masterclass on best practice in research procurement. He is also joint course co-ordinator for the Practical History of Financial Markets course.