Dr. Michael King

Dr. Michael King
Associate Professor, Lansdowne Chair in Finance


BCom, Queen's University; MSc, London School of Economics; PhD, London School of Economics

Office: BEC 246


  • Banking and Capital Markets
  • FinTech
  • International Financial Markets
  • Corporate Finance

Dr. Michael R. King joined the Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria in July 2019. Prior to UVic, Michael was at Ivey Business School (2011-2019), where he held the Tangerine Chair in Finance and co-founded the Scotiabank Digital Banking Lab – Canada’s first FinTech research centre.

Before moving to academia, Michael spent two decades working in investment banking (1990-1998) and central banking (2001-2011) in New York, London, Zurich, Ottawa and Basel. Michael completed his PhD at the London School of Economics in 2001 and his CFA designation in 1999. He has taught finance to undergraduates, MBAs and executives. His research focuses on FinTech, banking, international finance, and corporate finance.