Mr David Coker


David is a bona fide member of Global Wall Street, having started his Investment Banking career with Deutsche Bank in the early 1990s.  He moved to Europe in the late 1990s, taking on responsibility at Deutsche Bank for global projects. He rose to the position of Vice President of Global Risk Management before leaving for ABN AMRO where he held a similar position for many years. David culminated his Financial Services career at Moody’s Ratings Agency, where he was responsible for Global Projects and held direct revenue responsibility for consulting in Europe, The Middle East and Africa (EMEA).  David presently provides consulting services to Investment Banks, and sells Capital Markets Research he publishes at regular intervals.  His deep experience in Financial Services adds significant insight to his taught classroom experiences, where he stresses practicality and employability.

David has been programming since 1980, and has a deep understanding of Fintech, not only present state, but also it's application into Investment Banking since the early 1990s, and its future direction.

A Risk Manager and Trader by profession and education, David holds an MSC Quantitative Finance (2000) as well as an MBA (2010), and is completing his PhD in Finance (expected 2019).  

David has been associated with The University of Westminster on a part time basis since 2003, and joined as a full time faculty member in 2016.


David is research active in Capital Markets,  writing and selling the long standing Deep Opportunity Investment Series to several Wall Street and City of London financial institutions.  He brings subsets of this research to The University where it is distributed free of charge. 

He is also active in Fintech, and has been published in Wiley's "The AI Book" (2020).


In brief

Research areas

Capital Markets, Fintech and NLP

Skills / expertise

Fintech Pioneer, started programming on Wall Street in 1987, Programming and Investing

Supervision interests

Equities, Fixed Income and Derviatives