Yifan Chen

Yifan Chen


  • 1.24 Thomas Paine Study Centre

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I am an Associate Professor of Finance and the Course Leader for the MSc Finance and Management and the MSc Investment and Financial Management at NBS. I am also a CFA® charterholder and an External Examiner at the University of Westminster.

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 Cass Business School, City University London.

My research interests focus on asset pricing and corporate finance. For asset pricing, which I have been working on since my PhD time, I particularly interested in two market microstructure factors: information asymmetry and liquidity. I have also extended my research scope to corporate finance such as Mergers and Acquisitions.

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 and corporate finance. My current work focuses on information asymmetry, information uncertainty and liquidity, from both an asset pricing and a corporate finance perspective.

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. 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)

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