Bernardo Bátiz-Lazo read economics (at ITAM, Mexico and Autónoma de Barcelona, Spain), history (Oxford) and has a doctorate in business administration (Manchester Business School). He has been studying financial markets and institutions since 1988. He joined Bangor in 2011 as Professor of Business History and Bank Management after appointments at Leicester, Open University and the Queen's University of Belfast. He has combined full time appointments with consulting and executive training in Europe, the Gulf States, Latin America and Asia. Bernardo has contributed to or written over 35 refereed articles, three books and eight distance learning books. He was elected to the council of the Association of Business Historians (2008-2014) and is actively engaged as external adviser to other learned societies, namely, the Business History Conference (2013) and the Economic History Society (2014- to date). He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and a member of the editorial board of traditional outlets, including Business History, Business History Review, Essays in Economic and Business History, and Journal of Management History. Since 1999 he has been the curator of a weekly report on new working papers in business, economic and financial history (see http://econpapers.repec.org/scripts/nep.pf?list=nephis). The blog with this report was launched in 2010 and has been referenced in the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times and The Economist (see http://www.nephis.org).