Tim Jenkinson

Professor of Finance and Head of the Finance Faculty, Saïd Business School

Tim Jenkinson is Professor of Finance at the Said Business School. One of the leading authorities on private equity, IPOs, and institutional asset management, Jenkinson is renowned for his ability to collect critical, previously inaccessible data by building strong links with institutional investors, banks, and other players in the financial industry. His research is widely quoted and has been published in the top academic journals.

He is head of the finance group at Saïd Business School, director of the Oxford Private Equity Institute, and is one of the founders of the Private Equity Research Consortium. Jenkinson is a renowned teacher and presenter and teaches executive courses on private equity, entrepreneurial finance, and valuation.

He is a frequent keynote speaker at practitioner conferences and his research has recently been awarded the 2015 Commonfund Prize (for the paper with the most relevance to institutional investors) and a 2014 Brattle Group Prize (awarded by the American Finance Association for the best research on corporate finance). He is also a professorial fellow at Keble College, University of Oxford, a research fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research, and a research associate of the European Corporate Governance Institute.

Jenkinson’s published papers and current working papers are available at SSRN.

Outside of academe he is a partner at the leading economics consultancy Oxera, where he chairs the remuneration committee and Oxera Holdings Ltd. He specializes on financial regulation, asset management, and the cost of capital, and he has been an expert witness in several high-profile cases. Jenkinson is also on the board of DFC Global Corporation.

Jenkinson joined Saïd Business School in 2000. He previously worked in the economics department at the University of Oxford, which he joined in 1987. He studied economics as an undergraduate at Cambridge University, before going as a Thouron Fellow to the University of Pennsylvania, where he obtained a master’s in economics. He then returned to the UK and obtained a DPhil in economics from Oxford.