Our principle is to undertake rigorous quantitative research in empirically relevant issues in finance, risk and banking. Our novel and unifying perspective benefits students, researchers, and practitioners who have innate curiosities in financial markets and institutions.
Our staff are engaged in a wide range of contemporary research topics related to financial markets, institutions, banking, and principles of risk management. We explore a wide variety of relevant and interesting topics such as corporate governance mechanisms around the world, (in) efficiency of financial markets, and the fragility of banking systems, among many others.
In addition to these classic areas, group members are also involved in innovative fields like fintech, the influence of social networks in finance, and banking regulations in the post-crisis era.
Our researchers aim for the highest academic standards and have published in top rated journals including the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis and in specialised journals such as the Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Financial Intermediation, and Journal of Corporate Finance.
The Centre for Risk, Banking and Financial Services
Members of the department are active in the Business School's Centre for Risk, Banking and Financial Services (CRBFS) – a leading cross-disciplinary think-tank in the field of international banking and financial services.
The Centre's current research activities focus on:
- financial innovation
- bank performance
- financial regulation
- risk analyses
- corporate finance and CSR
- executive compensation
- quantitative finance and insurance