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Dr Ahmed Barakat

PhD (Frankfurt), PGCHE (The University of Nottingham)
Assistant Professor in Banking

Division: Finance, Risk and Banking
Centre/Institute: Centre for Risk, Banking and Financial Services
E-mail: Ahmed.Barakat@nottingham.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 115 8466643
Location: C09 (North Building, Jubilee Campus)

I have joined Nottingham University Business School as Assistant Professor in Risk Management in January 2014. Previously, I was a Post-doctoral Research Associate in Accounting and Finance at Lancaster University Management School from November 2012 to December 2013. I have gained my PhD in Accounting and Finance from Frankfurt University, Germany in July 2012.

Research Interests
Corporate Governance; Risk Management; Banking & Insurance; Audit Committees; Earnings Management, Financial Reporting Quality; Executive Compensation

Administrative Roles
Deputy Director of MSc Risk Management
I am teaching a number of undergraduate and postgraduate courses whose syllabuses address the financial and accounting aspects of risk management and corporate governance in financial and non-financial institutions. I also supervise around 5 or 6 MSc and MBA dissertations and internships on similar topics every year.


Undergraduate

Risk Management Decisions (N12409)


MSc

Islamic Banking, Finance and Accounting (N14202)
Risk Analysis (N14211)


Details of all modules can be found on MyNottingham

Current Research Activities
Corporate Governance; Risk Management; Banking & Insurance; Audit Committees; Earnings Management, Financial Reporting Quality; Executive Compensation to Corporate Governance; Risk Management; Banking & Insurance; Audit Committees; Earnings Management, Financial Reporting Quality; Executive Compensation
I am currently supervising the following Research Students:

Hurvashee Persand-Gujadhur Gya
Nadia Bousmina
Xiaotian Wang
 

Publications from 2005 to the present day

Journal Articles

Barakat, A.; Ashby, S.; Fenn, P.; Bryce, C. (2018), "Operational Risk and Reputation in Financial Institutions: Does Media Tone Make a Difference?", Journal of Banking and Finance, forthcoming 2018.

Barakat, A; Ashby, S.; Fenn, P. (2018), "The Reputational Effects of Analysts' Stock Recommendations and Credit Ratings: Evidence from Operational Risk Announcements in the Financial Industry", International Review of Financial Analysis, Vol.55.

Chernobai, A.; Wahrenburg, M.; Barakat, A. (2014), "Information asymmetry around operational risk announcements", Journal of Banking and Finance, Vol.48, pp. 152-179.

Barakat, A.; Hussainey, K. (2013), "Bank governance, regulation, supervision, and risk reporting: Evidence from operational risk disclosures in European banks", International Review of Financial Analysis, Vol.30, pp. 254-273.



Chapters in Books

Barakat, A. (2014), "Corporate Governance Changes Following Reputational Damage", in Kaiser, T, Meri, P (ed) Reputational Risk Management in Financial Institutions, Risk Books, London UK, forthcoming 2014.



Conferences

Barakat, A; Ashby, S.; Bryce, C.; Fenn, P. 2017, "The Reputational Effects of Textual Information in Operational Risk Announcements", in International Finance and Banking Society (IFABS), Oxford University, United Kingdom.

Barakat, A; Ashby, S.; Bryce, C.; Fenn, P. 2016, "The Reputational Effects of Textual Information in Operational Risk Announcements", in 7th European Risk Research Network Conference, University of York, United Kingdom, Best Paper Award.

Barakat, A; Ashby, S.; Bryce, C.; Fenn, P. 2016, "The Reputational Effects of Textual Information in Operational Risk Announcements", in 20th Financial Reporting and Business Communication Conference, University of Bristol, United Kingdom.

Chernobai, A.; Wahrenburg, M.; Barakat, A. 2014, "information asymmetry around operational risk announcements", at Eighth annual risk management conference, Singapore.

Barakat, A.; Chernobai, A.; Wahrenburg, M. 2013, "Information Asymmetry around Operational Risk Announcements", at Financial Globalization and Sustainable Finance Conference, Cape Town, South Africa.

Barakat, A.; Chernobai, A.; Wahrenburg, M. 2013, "Information Asymmetry around Operational Risk Announcements", at Operational Risk Conference (Measurement and Management), Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

Barakat, A. 2012, "Corporate Governance Changes Following Reputational Damage in the Financial Industry", at British Accounting and Finance Association Annual Conference, Brighton, UK.

Barakat, A.; Chernobai, A.; Wahrenburg, M. 2012, "Information Asymmetry around Operational Risk Announcements", at Southwestern Finance Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, USA.

Barakat, A.; Chernobai, A.; Wahrenburg, M. 2012, "Information Asymmetry around Operational Risk Announcements", at Campus for Finance - Research Conference, WHU Vallendar, Germany.

Barakat, A.; Chernobai, A.; Wahrenburg, M. 2011, "Fraud Detection and Firm Governance The Role of the SEC", at 12th Workshop on Corporate Governance and Investment, Leipzig, Germany.

Barakat, A.; Chernobai, A.; Wahrenburg, M. 2011, "Fraud Detection and Firm Governance The Role of the SEC", at Southern Finance Association Annual Meeting, Florida, USA.

Barakat, A.; Chernobai, A.; Wahrenburg, M. 2011, "Fraud Detection and Firm Governance The Role of the SEC", at Brown Bag Seminar, Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

Barakat, A.; Hussainey, K. 2011, "Bank Governance, Regulation, Supervision, and Risk Reporting Evidence from Operational Risk Disclosures in European Banks", at British Accounting and Finance Association - Scottish Area Meeting, Edinburgh, UK.

Barakat, A.; Hussainey, K. 2011, "Bank Governance, Regulation, Supervision, and Risk Reporting Evidence from Operational Risk Disclosures in European Banks", at 15th Financial Reporting and Business Communication Conference, Bristol, UK.

Barakat, A.; Hussainey, K. 2011, "Bank Governance, Regulation, Supervision, and Risk Reporting Evidence from Operational Risk Disclosures in European Banks", at 9th International Conference on Corporate Governance, Birmingham, UK.



Discussion Papers

Wang, X.; Barakat, A., Webb, R. 2017, "The Determinants of Cross-Border Syndicated Loans from Chinese Banks", https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2984605.

Barakat, A; Ashby, S.; Bryce, C.; Fenn, P. 2016, "The Reputational Effects of Textual Information in Operational Risk Announcements", Featured on the Wall Street Journal: https://blogs.wsj.com/riskandcompliance/2016/12/21/the-morning-risk-report-tread-carefully-when-reporting-operational-losses/.

 

 

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