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Accounting & finance

Our Finance researchers work in all of the core sub-disciplines of finance and have published widely in areas including, for example, corporate finance and corporate governance. We have expertise across the board, including in the application of decision-making techniques and financial econometrics.

Exciting new developments are taking place in the area of financial technology (FinTech), and our aim is to be at the forefront of this research. We have expertise in addressing practical finance problems through the use of new technologies, for example, algorithm trading and online portfolio selection.

Current work within the Department explores innovative swaps, both in entrepreneurship and the hedge fund seeding business, to alleviate the serious financing constraints caused by asymmetric information.

Our key themes

  • Agency Theory
  • Algorithm Trading
  • Banking
  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate finance and corporate governance
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate payout policies
  • Credit scoring
  • Decision-making
  • Financial econometrics
  • FinTech
  • Hedge funds
  • Insider trading
  • Internal capital markets
  • International finance
  • Investments
  • Investments
  • Management turnover
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Risk management
  • SME Finance

Our research in the area of finance has been published in notable journals such as:

  • Journal of Financial Economics
  • Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis
  • Management Science
  • Journal of International Business Studies
  • Journal of Empirical Finance
  • Journal of Business Finance and Accounting
  • Journal of Corporate Finance
  • European Financial Management
  • Journal of Financial Research
  • Journal of Banking and Finance
  • Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting

Our areas of expertise

  • Krishna Paudyal focuses on investment strategies, corporate financial decisions, and market microstructure
  • Andrew Marshall works on corporate finance and risk management
  • Jonathan Fletcher investigates issues relating to evaluating the performance of closed-end funds, testing asset pricing models, and optimal portfolio strategies
  • David Hillier and Dimitiris Andriosopoulos conduct research in the field of corporate governance
  • Patrick McColgan researches various aspects of corporate financial decisions
  • Lei Lei Tang focuses on financial econometrics, credit risk management, and decision-making in markets for state contingent claims.
  • Chandra Thapa investigates issues related to international investment
  • Devraj Basu investigates the issues on corporate and investors’ investment strategies