Imperial College London

Dr Mobeen Iqbal

Business School

Visiting Researcher



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Mobeen is currently a Visiting Researcher in the Finance Group at Imperial College Business School and a senior member of the EMEA iShares Product Innovation team at BlackRock, where he helps design and develop new exchange traded fund (ETF) and index products across asset classes. Prior to this role, Mobeen was a member of the Quantitative Investment Strategies (QIS) structuring team at Barclays Investment Bank with a mandate to design and develop multi-asset alternative risk premia systematic strategies.

His research interests are in asset price anomalies across FX and equities, delegated asset management, volatility, and quantitative investment strategies. His research papers are available on SSRN here

He has also taught a range of modules including Corporate Finance, Banking Regulation & Monetary Policy, Topics in FinTech Innovation, and Introduction to Mathematics across the MSc, Global MBA, and Executive MBA programmes. In recognition of his teaching, he has been awarded the 'Best Graduate Teaching Assistant of the Year' prize. 

Mobeen was an active member of the student leadership body at Imperial College Business School, having served as Chair of the Deans' Student Advisory Council and Chair of the Student-Staff Committee for the Doctoral Programme from October 2015 - March 2018. In recognition of his efforts, he was awarded a President's Medal of Excellence in the 'Outstanding Student Achievement' category in 2017 and a President's Award for Societal Engagement in the student (team) category in 2018.

Mobeen holds a PhD in financial economics from Imperial College London, an MRes in Financial Computing with Distinction from University College London, an MSc in Mathematical Modelling & Scientific Computing from Oxford University, and a BSc in Mathematics with First Class Honours from University College London.