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Dr Athanasios Sakkas

Assistant Professor in Finance

Division: Finance, Risk and Banking
Tel: +44 (0) 115 9515264
Location: C13 (North Building, Jubilee Campus)

Dr Athanasios Sakkas joined the Nottingham University Business School in August 2019 as an Assistant Professor in Finance. Before moving to Nottingham, he was a Lecturer in Finance at the University of Southampton. He holds a PhD in Finance from the Athens University of Economics and Business, an MSc in Banking and Financial Management (with distinction) from the University of Piraeus, and an MEng in Mechanical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens.

His research interests lie in the areas of empirical asset pricing and portfolio management. His research work has been presented in several international academic conferences as well as professional organisations such as the World Bank, the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), the Amundi Asset Management and hedge funds. His research has also received grant from Amundi Asset Management. His work has been published in international peer-reviewed academic journals such as the Journal of Banking & Finance and the European Financial Management.

Further details can be found in his personal website

I am module convenor of the following modules:


International Finance (N13313)

Details of all modules can be found on MyNottingham

Current Research Activities
Empirical Asset Pricing, Portfolio Management, Factor Investing, Liability-Driven Investment (LDI), Alternative Investments.

Publications from 2005 to the present day

Journal Articles

Papakyriakou, P.; Sakkas, A.; Taoushianis, Z. (2019), "Financial firm bankruptcies, international stock markets and investor sentiment", International Journal of Finance Economics, Vol.24(1), 461-473.

Papakyriakou, P.; Sakkas, A.; Taoushianis, Z. (2019), "The impact of terrorist attacks in G7 Countries on international stock markets and the role of investor sentiment.", Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, Vol.61, 143-160.

Platanakis, E.; Sakkas, A.; Sutcliffe, C. (2019), "Harmful diversification: evidence from alternative investments.", British Accounting Review, Vol.51(1), 1-23.

Platanakis, E.; Sakkas, A.; Sutcliffe, C. (2019), "The role of transaction costs and risk aversion when selecting between one and two regimes for portfolio models", Applied Economics Letters, Vol.26(6), 516-521.

Giamouridis, D.; Sakkas, A.; Tessaromatis, N. (2017), "Dynamic asset allocation with liabilities", European Financial Management, Vol.23(2), 254-291.

Angelidis, T.; Sakkas, A.; Tessaromatis, N. (2015), "Stock market dispersion, the business cycle and expected factor returns", Journal of Banking and Finance, Vol.59, 265-279.



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