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Ian Pagdin BSc

Senior Lecturer


I teach across a range of modules within the Sheffield Business School, including business environment, principles of investment, risk management and investment and advanced portfolio management. My work involves teaching at Level 4, 5, 6, and 7, I find it to be particularly rewarding to help students progress through the various levels of study. I am also module leader for the risk management and investment module. In addition to my academic work, I am a practising independent financial adviser, running a small business together with my business partner. This involves giving professional advice on finance, lending, investments, pensions and insurance. I find that this can provide useful real life experience to bring to the various courses on which I teach. I have 19 years experience in the finance industry, 16 of these as an independent adviser. I have professional links with the Financial Services Authority (FSA), the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) and Sheffield Life and Pensions Society, I am also the chief examiner for the IFS School of Finance L5 insurance module. Postgraduate teaching interests - advanced portfolio management - supervisory role on finance masters courses Undergraduate teaching Interests - business environment - principles of investment - risk management and investment - placement tutor



  • 2002: CeMAP, Chartered Insurance Institute (CII)
  • 1996: Financial Planning Certificate 1 - 3, Chartered Insurance Institute (CII)
  • 1994: Consumer Credit Licence, Financial Conduct Authority, United Kingdom
  • 1987: BSc Metallurgy and Microstructural Engineering, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom

CPD/ Attendance at annual conferences


  • 2017: Investec IFA Conference, Investec, United Kingdom
  • 2016: Chartered Bankers Institute Annual Conference, Chartered Institute of Bankers (CIB), United Kingdom
  • 2016: Investec IFA Conference, Investec, United Kingdom
  • 2015: Investec IFA Conference, Investec, United Kingdom
  • 2014: Investec IFA Conference, Investec, United Kingdom

Membership of external committee

Committee Member

  • 1995: , Sheffield Life and Pensions Society, United Kingdom

UG External Examiner


  • 2013 to 2017: Chief Examiner for Institute of Financial Services, IFS University College, United Kingdom

Senior Lecturer


Department of Finance, Accounting and Business Systems

Sheffield Business School

Finance and Banking



Hardy, M., & Pagdin, I. (2017). Investment and Portfolio Management. London: Kogan Page.

Case studies

Baker, J., Zerguit, L., Pagdin, I., & Machon, J. (2017). LCFC - Against The Odds.Cranfield: The Case Centre.

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