Tim Jenkinson is Professor of Finance at the Said Business School, Oxford University. One of the leading authorities on private equity, IPOs, and institutional asset management, Tim is renowned for his ability to collect critical, previously inaccessible, data by building strong links with institutional investors, banks and other players in the financial industry. His research is widely quoted and has been published in the top academic journals. He is Head of the Finance Group at Said Business School, Director of the Oxford Private Equity Institute, and is one of the founders of the Private Equity Research Consortium. He is also Chairman of the leading economics consultancy Oxera, and has held board positions in several funds and companies. A renowned teacher and presenter, Tim teaches executive courses on private equity and is a regular contributor to practitioner conferences.

He studied economics as an undergraduate at Cambridge University, before going as a Thouron Fellow to the University of Pennsylvania. He then returned to the UK and obtained a DPhil in Economics from Oxford.