Peter F. Pope is Professor of Accounting at Università Bocconi and Emeritus Professor at the London School of Economics and Political Science. His research focuses on capital markets and international equity valuation, with particular reference to the role of fundamentals in pricing and the analysis of securities risk. He has published extensively in leading journals including The Journal of Finance, Journal of Banking and Finance, The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting Research, Review of Accounting Studies and Contemporary Accounting Research, and in many other international accounting and finance journals. His main teaching interests lie at the interface between accounting and finance. He has served as the Academic Coordinator of the Institute of Quantitative Investment Research since 1991 and is a consultant to a number of firms in the investment management industry. He holds PhD and MA degrees awarded by Lancaster University and a BSc from Liverpool University; he is also a qualified accountant (FCMA).