Theo Bearman

AI Risk Adviser | Central AI Risk Function (CAIRF) | Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT)

London, United Kingdom



I am a dedicated and diligent professional with a diverse background in capital markets and consulting. Coupled with my Undergraduate degree in Human, Social and Political Sciences, I have built up a differentiated set of skills and experiences for someone in the earlier stages of their career.

Work Experience

Cross-government policy and coordination of AI-exacerbated risks and contingency planning.

Luciana Berger

January 2024 - April 2024

Mental Health Policy Researcher, London

Luciana Berger (former Labour Party MP for Liverpool Wavertree and Shadow Minister for Mental Health) has recently been asked by The Labour Party to conduct a review which will deliver recommendations on a cross-government strategy for the long-term prevention of mental ill-health. I supported Luciana as her researcher for this review.


September 2021 - December 2023

High-Touch UK & Pan-European Equity Sales Trader, London

High Touch Cash Equity Sales Trader primarily working in the UK and Developed European markets. Coverage for a diverse client base including: Hedge Funds; SWFs; Asset Managers and Pension Funds. Working experience of CEEMEA and Asian markets as well as Programme Trading, developed during a four-month assignment to Paris. Other roles included: Assistant Product Owner for strategic IOI platforms; Front Office point-of-contact for algo and quant development and testing; ECM market analysis; Research, specialist sales and corporate access distribution; Business development and management of new client onboarding.


September 2020 - September 2021

Graduate Analyst, London

One-year graduate programme consisting of the CISI Level 3 Certificate in Investment Operations and three-month rotations on the Corporate FX (spot, swap, forward, options) and Money Markets, Multi-Asset Emerging Markets (FX Spot and Swap, Rates and Credit) and Leveraged Loan sales desks. Exposure to a variety of clients and asset classes, focussing on the development of product knowledge and network building.


September 2016 - April 2017

‘Horizons’ Analyst, London

One of sixteen school leavers selected from over one thousand candidates for this programme. The second half of the internship was spent working in a Business Development role, reporting directly to a Global Managing Director. Responsibilities included preparing detailed reports on a range of customs and border agencies, as well as contributing to new thought-leadership material around how emerging technologies, such as AI and blockchain, can help to address challenges these bodies face in discharging their responsibilities.


University of Cambridge

October 2017 - July 2020
Bachelor's Degree in Human Social and Political Sciences
Double First Class Honours

University College School, London

September 2011 - July 2016
A Levels
Government and Politics (A*), History (A*), Geography (A*)

Qualifications & Certifications

LSE Online

December 2023

Fitch Learning

May 2022

Financial Conduct Authority

November 2020 - December 2023

Awards & Honours

Department of Sociology, University of Cambridge

June 2019
The Sociology Part IIA Polity Prize
Candidate in the Sociology stream of the Human, Social and Political Science Tripos, Part IIA with the best overall average and an overall First.

Jesus College, University of Cambridge

June 2019
Benefactor’s (2004) Prize
In recognition of outstanding academic performance in any part of the Tripos.

Jesus College, University of Cambridge

June 2019
Scholar of the College

Jesus College, University of Cambridge

June 2019
Exhibitioner of the College

University College School

May 2016
Seifert Politics Prize

University College School

September 2015
Co-Head of Evans House

Skills & Interests

Responsible AI
Equity Investing
Bloomberg Terminal
Microsoft Office Suite
Azure ML Studio