Kevin Connolly, PhD


Kevin is Visiting Professor of Finance for the London Metropolitan University, City University Business School and Reading University. He actively consults to major firms including Goldman and BlackRock in derivative training. Kevin’s prior positions included Director at Cresvale Limited and Cresvale International Asset Management, where he developed and marketed the Japanese warrant and convertible bond basket hedge fund, raising and managing a total of $460 million. He was also with James Capel in the UK and Australia where he was Head of Quantitative Research, developed proprietary risk software and set up the options market making team. Kevin is the author of Pricing Convertible Bonds and Buying and Selling Volatility and co-author of Japanese Warrant Markets. Kevin received his BSc (hons.) in Chemistry from the University of East Anglia, Norwich, BA (hons.) in Mathematics from the University of Essex, Masters in Statistics from the University of London, and PhD from ​City of London Polytechnic.


•  Goldman Sachs-Derivative Training

•  BlackRock-Derivative Training

•  Derivative Consultant, NorthWest Investment Management, Hong Kong

•  Visiting Professor of Finance for the London Metropolitan University, 

​   City University Business School & Reading University
•  Director, Cresvale International Asset Management, AUM:$460 million
•  Director, James Capel UK, Australia


•  BSc ( Hons.) Chemistry, University of East Anglia, Norwich
•  BA ( Hons.) Mathematics, University of Essex
•  Masters Degree, Statistics, University of London
•  PhD, City of London Polytechnic


​Pricing Convertible Bonds, Buying and Selling Volatility, Japanese Warrant Markets