Professor Charlie Cai is Professor of Finance at the University of Liverpool. Charlie dedicates his research efforts to a wide range of finance topics, including asset pricing, investment and financial technology. He has published in leading finance and accounting journals. Through his research Charlie has developed the practical finance skills that are rooted in fundamental values. These, combined with his strong quantitative analytical skills, enable him to provide consultancy and sponsored research in finance and investment, both in the UK and internationally. He is innovative in providing database-driven analytical solutions for quantitative trading strategies.