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Dr Gary Abrahams

Dr Gary Abrahams

Practitioner Research Fellow


+44 (0) 1392 722135

Streatham Court, University of Exeter, Rennes Drive, Exeter, EX4 4PU, UK

Before joining the Accounting Department, Gary Abrahams worked for 14 years at UBS Investment Bank in Fixed Income. He worked his way up to the position of Managing Director running the bank's Northern European FIG DCM franchise. He achieved a number of team and individual successes while at UBS, with the two most notable being awarded FIG DCM Banker of the year in 2008 by Euroweek, and being voted as a top 100 Global Bankers by Brendon Wood in 2007.

Gary retired from the City in 2008 to pursue his passions in academia and also to have more time for his family and his other great passion in life, which as a South African is typically sports.

Before working at UBS, Gary spent three years at Price Waterhouse and 18 months at the University of Cape Town as a lecturer in the Department of Accounting.

  • In 2011 Gary received the University of Exeter teaching award for “Best Feedback Provider” at the University.
  • In 2012 Gary received the teaching award for “Best Lecturer in the Business School”.
  • In 2013 Gary received the teaching award for "Best Lecturer in Economics".
  • Gary is an Exeter University Teaching Fellow Award holder
  • Fellow of the Higher Educational Academy
  • Member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants

Nationality: British / South African


  • B Com, GDA (Cape Town University)
  • CA (SA)
  • H Dip Company Law (Witwatersrand)
  • M Litt (University of Oxford)
  • D Phil (University of Exeter)


Gary is particularly interested in the recent financial crisis; the causes, the consequences and the lessons that can be learnt from it.