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Bruce Rigal

Director of the Institute of Business, Law and Society

Bruce Rigal

Tel: 020 8240 4000


Bruce joined St Mary’s at the beginning of 2019. Bruce’s teaching reflects his interests in the fields of Behavioural Economics, Behavioural Finance, Business Ethics, Corporate Finance, Human Resources and Research Methods. He has earned first class degrees in three countries: a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Alberta in 1984 with a major in Finance, an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business in 1989 with Specialisations in Finance and International Business and an MSc in Behavioural and Economic Science from the University of Warwick in 2018.

Prior to returning to academia, Bruce had 25 years’ experience in senior leadership roles in banking, financial services and general management with: Canadian Utilities Limited, Oliver Wyman & Co., S.G. Warburg, Syntek Capital and Deutsche Bank (DB). Bruce first joined DB in 1995 in Equity Capital Markets focusing on Emerging Markets and Equity-linked financing. From 2001 to 2010 Bruce was Global Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Corporate Finance and then Global Banking where he was a leading member of the management team that progressed DB up the League Tables to a top 5 international position. At DB Bruce was a member of the Global Banking Executive Committee, the Corporate and Investment Bank Remuneration Committee (REMCO), the Group Operations Committee, the Group Asset and Liability Management Committee and the UK Regional Governance Board. He Chaired the UK People Committee and was senior mentor to the Women in European Business Group. In 2011 Bruce was the Distinguished Executive in Residence at the University of Chicago in the UK. Bruce was Global COO of DB’s Human Resources Division from 2012 to 2014 where he oversaw the transformation of systems and processes for DB’s workforce of over 100,000.

Bruce has consulted in the fields of performance management, motivation and compensation and has been Director of the Future of Financial Services Initiative at the University of Chicago. He is a founding shareholder and Advisor to BEAST Global, an Indian behavioural science consulting and educational company. He is on the Advisory Board and has been a Trustee of Facing History and Ourselves UK and has been a Trustee of Masorti Judaism in the UK and Europe. He has a particular interest in how new findings in the behavioural sciences can positively impact business performance. His most recent research investigates the impact of information preferences on generosity:

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