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The Finance Group (FIN) is led by Apostolos Kourtis and aims to produce world class academic research with high application impact. Our particular areas of expertise include: Asset Pricing, Banking, Behavioural Finance, Corporate Finance, Financial Econometrics, International Finance, Portfolio Management and Risk Management.  As proud members of the European Education Initiative for Sustainable Finance (EEI), our ethos and values reflect a firm commitment to responsible finance, environmental sustainability and impact investing.

 

Group members are recognised internationally for their contribution to the advancement of financial thought and practice as reflected by their publications in leading journals and the large number of citations these have received. After all, NBS is recognised in REF2014 as being amongst the top 10 business schools in the UK in terms of research output quality while UEA is typically ranked amongst the top 15 institutions in the UK and 200 internationally. In terms of impact, Norwich is fourth in the UK for the number of most highly cited scientists after London, Cambridge and Oxford.  Group members have an active role within the Norwich Financial Industry Group (FIG). This public/private partnership, was established in 2001 to promote and develop the banking, insurance and finance sectors in Norwich and Norfolk. FIG is led by multinationals based in Norwich such as Aviva and Marsh, along with public sector partners and NBS. Norwich is recognised by the UK Trade & Investment  Financial Services  Organisation (UKTI FSO) as one of the 15 financial centres of excellence in the UK.

 

An essential part of our group is the PhD programme in Finance led by Raphael Markellos as a strand within the NBS doctoral programme. The unique approach of the programme combines formal training with that of an apprenticeship in that you work closely with faculty on writing articles and teaching. The programme leverages our significant experience in research supervision and reflects the professional success of the doctoral graduates we have supervised which have taken on academic posts in international academic institutions such as Manchester Business School, Edinburgh Business School, University Utrecht, Cranfield University, University of Essex, University of East Anglia and Nottingham Trent University. Our PhD candidates typically undertake empirical  research using a variety of quantitative methods. Research topics are strongly linked to the interests and expertise of staff and include most traditional areas of finance. PhD candidates are supervised by 2 or 3 members of staff. If you are interested in studying for a PhD in Finance at NBS, please contact Apostolos Kourtis or Raphael Markellos.

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