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Speaker Bios:

Gerard Kelly

Gerard’s speciality lies in teaching accounting, financial analysis, and modeling, having started his career working in tax for Arthur Anderson and then moving to Ernst & Young’s Corporate Finance Department. After qualifying as an accountant and CFA (all 3 levels), Gerard transitioned into financial training for BPP Professional Education in 2008 before working for AMT Training in 2012. Since joining Financial Edge, Gerard has delivered global training programs for the top 4 investment banks.

Tom Turner

Tom holds a BSc (Hons) in Economics & Finance from the University of York. He started his professional career as an investment banking analyst at Santander CIB, where he was
involved in various M&A deals. He joined FE as a part-time content creator in May 2022 and works on FE’s podcast, weekly market wraps, blog articles, social media content, and Felix recordings.

Outside of work Tom is a wine entrepreneur and launched Turner Capital Group a private equity firm to acquire and grow English vineyards.


Deborah Taylor

Deborah, who is a chartered accountant, was a director at Barclays Equity Research for 7 years before joining Financial Edge. During her time there, she specialized in accounting and valuation research as part of one of the top ranked teams in her sector. In more recent years, Deborah worked as co-head of Sustainable and Thematic investing, carrying out research on corporate governance issues such as corporate tax and regulation. She is also co-author of the book ‘Financial Statement Analysis under IFRS’, published in 2018.


Alastair Matchett

Alastair has over 22 years of experience teaching on Wall Street and beyond. He began his career at J.P. Morgan in mergers and acquisitions, covering financial institutions and oil and gas, before moving to the private equity firm 3i. Alastair then left to begin instructing and set up AMT Training in 1997. At the start of 2016, he founded Financial Edge Training and has since been delivering programs at 7 of the top 10 investment banks.


Andrea Ward

Andrea brings over 22 years of experience designing and delivering bespoke finance training programs. She began her investment banking career in the M&A team at Lehman Brothers, overseeing private equity as well as media and technology transactions. Andrea left the industry to start her instructing career, managing AMT Training globally. She then joined Financial Edge in 2018 as managing director and instructor.