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 Thomas Sisk

Thomas Sisk

Lecturer Management / Finance Degree Apprenticeships and Academic Mentor


+44 (0) 1392 725665

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

Thomas Sisk joined the Business School in 2017 lecturing Finance to undergraduate students. Since 2018, Thomas joined the Senior Leadership Degree Apprenticeship team (MBA) as an Academic Mentor and he also mentors apprentices on the Financial Services Professional Apprenticeship programme (BSc Applied Finance). 

Currently, Thomas is a lecturer in the  Management Department, teaching Finance and Banking modules on the Level 4 Investment Operations Degree Apprenticeship.

Previously Thomas held various positions in capital markets, where he worked in sales and trading in Fixed Income, Equities and Derivatives departments at various banks. Thomas was employed by Finacor, Delta Lloyd and Fortisbank, before moving to NYC as a senior equity derivatives broker working for ICAP in 2003. In 2005, Thomas joined Exane BNP Paribas as a Managing Director in their Paris office, heading sales-trading activities in Variance Swaps and US listed / OTC equity options. In 2008, Thomas was seconded to NYC where he focused on expanding the sales and trading desk in US equity derivatives.

Thomas retired from Wall Street in 2016 and obtained his MBA from the University of Exeter with distinction in 2017.

Thomas was awarded Chartered Manager status by CMI and also holds Series 7 and 63 qualifications in the USA. Thomas is also an Associate Fellow of the HEA. As a Belgian native, he is also fluent in Dutch, French and English.


  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) 

Research interests

  • Personal Finance
  • Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain
  • Financial Markets and derivatives
  • Corporate governance

Thomas is currently working towards his PhD at the University of Exeter Law Faculty. Under the supervision of Dr. Joseph Lee, Thomas is researching how A.I. and Blockchain could impact trading of financial instruments.

Awards and Honours

  • Best One Planet MBA consultancy project 2017

Professional memberships

  • FINRA Series 7 and 63
  • AMBA - Association of MBAs
  • CMI -  Chartered manager (CMgr MCMI)

Senior Leader DA Level 7 MBA and Financial Services Professional DA Level 6 BSc Applied Finance  – Academic Mentor 



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