Henry A. (Hal) Davis is a researcher, writer and editor, working primarily in financial services and corporate finance. His specialty is explaining complex financial and business issues in terms that can be clearly understood by a wide audience. He combines proven experience in research, writing and editing with a broad knowledge of financial services gained through a top MBA program plus more than 45 years of professional experience.
Mr. Davis currently serves as the editor of the Journal of Investment Compliance (2002- ) (www.emeraldinsight.com/loi/joic), published by Emerald Group Publishing Ltd. in the UK. He has also been the editor of the Journal of Structured Finance (1998-2015) (www.iijsf.com), published by Institutional Investor Journals, part of Euromoney Institutional Investor; the editor of twice-monthly newsletter Insurance Finance & Investment (2008-2013), published by Thomson Reuters; and managing editor of the professional quarterly Strategic Investor Relations (2001-2003), published by Institutional Investor Journals.
Hal has written and co-written 15 books published by the Financial Executives Research Foundation, Euromoney Books, John Wiley & Sons, and Amacom Books; served as the editor of four books published by Euromoney Books, Institutional Investor Journals and the Treasury Management Association; written 12 business school case studies in corporate finance for the Darden Graduate Business School at the University of Virginia; written three white papers for Washington-based industry, trade and professional associations; and written more than 50 articles for professional publications.
Hal is a graduate of Princeton University and the Darden Graduate Business School at the University of Virginia. He began his career at Bankers Trust Company and Bank of Boston, where he gained experience in commercial lending, credit analysis and non-credit services. He later worked for two consulting firms, the Globecon Group, a bank training and consulting firm in New York, and Ferguson & Company, a bank consulting and rating firm based in Washington and Dallas.
Visit our Publications page for a list of Hal’s publications; full-length reproductions of five of his research projects commissioned and published as books by the Financial Executives Research Foundation; covers, tables of contents and executive summaries of his four books of project finance case studies and his edited, multi-author book on infrastructure finance published by Euromoney Books; white papers on policy issues written for the National Association of Manufacturers, Financial Executives International, and the National Automobile Dealers Association; and copies of selected articles Hal has written.