Richard Portes, Professor of Economics at London Business School, is Founder and Honorary President of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR). He was inaugural holder (2014-17) of the Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa Chair at the European University Institute (part-time), and Co-Chair of the Board (1985-2017) of Economic Policy, of which he was a co-Founder. He is an elected Fellow of the Econometric Society and of the British Academy. He is a member of the General Board of the European Systemic Risk Board, Chair of the ESRB’s Advisory Scientific Committee, and Co-Chair of the ESRB’s Joint Expert Group on Shadow Banking. He is also a member of the Steering Committee of the Euro50 Group and of the Bellagio Group on the International Economy. He is an Academic Director of the AQR Asset Management Institute at LBS. Professor Portes was a Rhodes Scholar, then an Official Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford (of which he is now an Honorary Fellow). He holds three honorary doctorates. Professor Portes was decorated CBE in the 2003 New Year’s Honours.