One of the world's most prestigious centres for financial research

Finance Subject Area Research

The research success of the Finance Subject Area at London Business School contributed greatly to the School's top score of 5* in both the 2001 and 2008 UK National Research Assessment Exercise by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE).

The Group makes important contributions in many fields, including:

  • asset pricing
  • capital markets
  • corporate finance
  • corporate governance
  • corporate restructuring
  • derivatives
  • equity and bond markets
  • financial institutions
  • financial regulation
  • investment management
  • international finance
  • market microstructure.

Research Publications and Data

London Business School provides several important services for use by investment professionals, corporate executives and academics.

London Share Price Database (LSPD)
The London Share Price Database (LSPD) is a unique, comprehensive database of UK stock returns covering some 10,000 UK shares from 1955 to date.  It is an invaluable resource for both academic researchers and asset management firms.

Risk Measurement Service (RMS)
This quarterly publication (or monthly data feed) is designed for investment professionals, corporate executives, consultants, regulators, and academics.  It provides risk measures and other key data for 2,200 UK shares.  Click on the links below for further information:

RMS: Contents
RMS: Sample Pages
RMS: Who should subscribe and Why?
RMS: Subscription Information

Global Investment Returns Yearbook
The Yearbook reviews recent and long-run global capital market returns on equities, bonds, bills, inflation and currencies in 23 countries and on 3 regional and world indexes over the entire period since 1900.

For further information on these services, please contact:
Patricia Rowham, Subscriptions and Data Manager.
Tel: +44(0)20 7000 8251

All revenues from these services are used to support the maintenance of the London Share Price Database.   We are unable to supply data free of charge.  If you are a student from another institution, please check whether your library subscribes to our services.


Students sat outside

Contact the Finance Subject Area

Eleanor Eiserman