Keir is a Research Officer in the Business, Markets and the State cluster. He has a background in the finance sector, researching investment strategies and working with investment managers specialising in renewable energy, infrastructure, and real estate. His interests include the role of public and private financing in development and the future of social impact and responsible investing. He is also interested in financial inclusion, with a focus on financial literacy education.
Prior to joining IDS, Keir worked for five years at Redington Ltd., a London-based investment consultant. Keir worked on the manager research team, where his primary role was to lead the research into investment strategies and investment managers in renewable energy, infrastructure, and real estate, involving in-depth qualitative and quantitative analysis. Until recently he also co-ran RedSTART Educate, a charity focusing on financial education for young people in the UK, and he is now helping to lead their impact assessment programme. He has just completed his MA in Development Studies at IDS, including writing a dissertation exploring the different actors affecting financial education policy and implementation in developing countries.