Yifan Chen

Yifan Chen


  • 1.29 Thomas Paine Study Centre

Accepting PhD Students

Personal profile


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 Senior Fellow (SFHEA) of Advance HE, United Kingdom. 

Key Research Interests

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

I am currently co-supervising two PhD in Finance students. 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)

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 NBS Finance Professional Links Coordinator.

Furthermore, I am a NBS Internationalisation Coordinator that focuses on contributing to business school’s internationalisation strategy and collaborations in areas such as transnational education (TNE), research and engagement.