Nigel Meade has a BSc in Mathematics and Statistics and an MSc in Statistics from the University of Sheffield and a PhD in Management Science from Imperial College. He joined the faculty of Imperial College in 1973. His academic interests can be summarised as statistical model building. Within this heading, his main interests are: time series analysis and forecasting with applications in finance, operations management and innovation diffusion; portfolio selection, index tracking and measurement of fund performance. He is associate editor of the International Journal of Forecasting and the European Journal of Finance.