PhD (University of Leicester)
Aviva Chair in Risk and Insurance
Department: Finance, Risk and Banking
Centre/Institute: The Global Centre for Banking and Financial Innovation
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Meryem Duygun is a Professor of Banking and Finance at the Nottingham University Business School in the UK. She holds an endowed chaired professor in Risk and Insurance funded by the UK largest insurance company, Aviva. Meryem directs the ESRC IAA funded University of Nottingham Fintech Research Network. She is the President of IFABS-International Finance and Banking Society, a leading global research society. Her expertise is in the areas of banking, risk, financial technologies (FinTech) and Insurtech. Her current research on InsurTech is funded by the British Academy. Meryem is the academic delegate on the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) Financial Services Innovation Forum.
To date, Meryem has published two books and numerous studies in leading international journals in Banking and Finance, including among others Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Financial Stability, Journal of Economic Behaviour & Organization, European Journal of Operational Research, Omega, Journal of Productivity Analysis. Meryem serves as an editorial board member for a number of internationally recognized journals. Currently she is subject editor of Journal of International Financial Markets Institutions & Money (ABS 3) and Associate Editor in Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence -Artificial Intelligence in Finance. She served as a guest editor for Journal of Corporate Finance (ABS 4) and Journal of Banking & Finance (ABS 3).
Recently Meryem and her colleagues were awarded an ESRC IAA funding towards their project on Nottingham FinTech Research Network development. Meryem also received funding from ESRC Seminar Competition Funds for a one-year seminar series on "Financial Modelling Post 2008: Where NextA". Meryem successfully supervised a number of PhD students to completion. She has acted as a PhD External Examiner for many universities in the UK, Europe and Asia. A global approach to collaboration has consistently shaped Meryem's research and outreach activities. She has a substantial track record of experience in bringing together researchers, practitioners and students from around the world to further the exchange and co-creation of knowledge. In 2006 she founded the Efficiency and Productivity Research Unit at the University of Leicester. Relatedly, she served as coordinator of the Association of European Operational Research Societies' Euro Working Group on Efficiency and Productivity Analysis from 2004 to 2015. In 2008, at the height of the global financial crisis, she established the International Finance and Banking Society (IFABS). At the time there was no adequate collaborative platform for the academic, industry and policymaking communities in this field. Today IFABS, of which Meryem is the founding president, has more than 5000 members in 64 countries and is an acknowledged vehicle for tackling issues whose effects extend far beyond the sphere of banking and finance. Most recently, in 2018, she founded the University of Nottingham FinTech Research Network, which unites academics, industry figures and policymakers in considering the growing use of artificial intelligence and machine learning in the financial services industry. Meryem is board member of the University of Nottingham Asia Research Institute.
These initiatives have brought Meryem into close contact with universities, businesses and other external partners in Europe, North America, China and the ASEAN region. So, too, have her role as Director of Global MBA Development at NUBS and her engagements with organisations such as Asian Development Bank Institute, Indonesian Supreme Audit Board (BPK) and UNIDO. As a renowned international expert in Banking and Finance, Meryem is a regular consultant for the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) and the Indonesian Supreme Audit Board (BPK). She works closely with Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) on small and medium size enterprises (SMEs) access to finance research. She was a co- organiser of a major research impact event in Tokyo, Japan on 17-18 October, 2017 in collaboration with ADBI and UNESCAP-United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia. She has also organised and hosted the first ever Nottingham University Tri-Campus Banking and Finance Conference, which took place in Ningbo, China in August 2017. She is a regular speaker at national and international events.