Yifan Chen

Yifan Chen

Dr, CFA

  • 1.29 Thomas Paine Study Centre

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Biography

I am an Associate Professor of Finance at Norwich Business School (NBS) and a CFA® charterholder.

I hold a BSc in Mathematics and Applied Mathematics from Wuhan University, an MSc in Finance from Durham University, and a PhD in Finance from Bayes Business School (formerly Cass), City, University of London.

I am a regular member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society United Kingdom, and a full Member (MCSI) of the CISI (Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment). I am also a Fellow of Higher Education Academy, United Kingdom. 

Key Research Interests and Expertise

My research interests relate to asset pricing (investment management, alternative investment, and cryptocurrencies) and corporate finance (entrepreneurial finance, M&A, and ESG).

If you are interested in doing a PhD under my supervision, please check my research interests above and contact me by email.

Teaching Interests

I have taught a variety range of subjects including Finance, Accounting, Economics, Econometrics, and Statistics across undergraduate, postgraduate, MBA and executive education. I am particularly interested in teaching Corporate Finance, Investment and Risk Management. 

At NBS, I am currently teaching the following modules.

  • Business Finance (BSc) 
  • Quantitative Finance (MSc) 
  • Financial Risk Management (MSc)
  • Advanced Financial & Investment Management (MSc)
  • Advanced Investment & Risk Management (MSc)

External Activities

I am an External Examiner at the University of Westminster.

My external professional experience includes strategy, management & finance consulting for startups, companies and science parks.

I am volunteering at CFA UK as a member of Mentoring Working Group and a leadership team member of Performance and Risk Analysis Special interest Group.

I am also the Teaching Workshop Officer of the Financial Management Special Interest Group at British Academy of Management.  

Administrative Posts

I am the Course Leader for the MSc Finance and Management and the MSc Investment and Financial Management Programmes at Norwich Business School (NBS).

I also work with external stakeholders such as employers in finance services sector and finance professional bodies (CISI, CII, GARP, and CFA Institute) as the Finance Professional Links Coordinator at NBS.