Christian Rauch is the Barclays Career Development Fellow in Entrepreneurial Finance at Saïd Business School. His main area of expertise is financial intermediation, especially Private Equity/Venture Capital and Corporate Banking.
He obtained undergraduate and graduate degrees in Business Administration and Corporate Law from European Business School in Oestrich-Winkel, Germany, and New York University. He obtained his Ph.D. (Dr. rer. pol.) from Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany.
Christian's research focuses on the governance and regulation of financial intermediaries in these fields, and how their behaviour impacts economic welfare. His work has been published in leading academic journals, presented at international conferences, and is frequently cited by the press.
In his current work, he tries to better understand the modern governance structures of the mentioned financial intermediaries, and how (bad) governance can adversely affect both the intermediaries and other economic agents connected to them. His main focus is on large Private Equity firms and their business conduct, as well as on banks and their compensation systems.
Christian has been active as a policy advisor to regulatory and supervisory financial authorities. He was part of the ECB Task Force on Future Financial Regulation, was a visiting researcher at Deutsche Bundesbank, assisted Jan-Pieter Krahnen for his work at the Liikanen Group, and conducted policy-relevant research projects for the government-sponsored Centre for Sustainable Architecture for Finance in Europe (SAFE) of Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany.
His policy work frequently attracts media attention, such as his 2012 white paper on Bain Capital’s business conduct which was widely cited by the press in the wake of Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign, his 2014 joined op-ed piece with Douglas J. Elliott of the Brookings Institution on the final implementation of the Volcker Rule, or his 2015 work with Ludovic Phalippou and Marc Umber on deal fees in Private Equity.
At Saïd Business School, Christian plays an active role in advising the UK financial sector on economic growth, with a special focus on venture financing.
Christian teaches a wide variety of topics related to financial intermediation, both on undergraduate and graduate levels. Among the courses he lectured in the past are:
At Oxford Saïd, he is the current Teaching Assistant for the Business Finance course in both the MBA and EMBA programs.
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