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Investing, Banking and Finance Research (IBFR) Group

What we do

The IBFR research group is a leading research group undertaking research, consultancy, and funded research projects on topics related to finance, banking and investment. The group brings together widely cited academics at the forefront of their subject expertise alongside former accounting and financial market practitioners.

Our research agenda maps accounting and financial-economics values and explores their wider socio-economic policy implications. Members of the group work across a multi-disciplinary spectrum with a particular focus upon areas of corporate finance and culture, investment strategies, earnings management, banking and financial stability, financial risk forecasting, empirical modelling, green finance, and SME finance.

We have publishing widely in leading international journals including Review of Finance, Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Finance and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Banking and Finance, European Journal of Finance, International Review of Financial Analysis, International Journal of Finance and Economics, Quantitative Finance. Evidence of our research has also been published on the UK parliament website.

Group members work closely with the Centre for Enterprise and Economic Development Research (CEEDR) and the School of Science & Technology at Middlesex University, as well as several research consultancy organisations, on a number of externally funded projects including in relation to evaluating the impact of European Regional Development Funding and SME access to finance and  innovation.

Contact us

For details of the group including its Research Seminars and Working Paper Series, please contact Suman Lodh s.lodh@mdx.ac.uk.

Featured Research

How has the Global Financial Crisis affected syndicated loan terms in emerging markets? Evidence from China (2018) (DOI:10.1002/ijfe.1633), International Journal of Finance and Economics https://www.econstor.eu/bitstream/10419/110320/1/825846811.pdf

Corporate social responsibility reporting in China: Political, social and corporate influences (2021), Accounting and Business Research 51(1), pp.36-64.

From Black Wednesday to Brexit: Macroeconomic shocks and correlations of equity returns in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom  (2021). International Journal of Finance and Economics, https://doi.org/10.1002/ijfe.2567

Crowdfunding revisited: a neo-institutional field-perspective (2019), Venture Capital, 21:1, 75-96, DOI: 10.1080/13691066.2019.1560884

Importance of the fund management company in the performance of socially responsible mutual funds. The Journal of Financial Research, 40(3): 349-367.

Does lobbying of firms complement executive networks in determining executive compensation? (2020). International Journal of Finance and Economics. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/ijfe.2008

Vietnamese commercial banks and corporate governance. GATR Journal of Finance and Banking Review, 4(2):73-81 doi:10.35609/jfbr.2019.4.2(4)

Impact of directors network on corporate social responsibility: a cross country study (2020). International Review of Financial Analysis. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.irfa.2020.101601

An investigation of UK SME Access to Finance, Growth and Productivity, 2015-17, ERC Research Paper no. 79 (2019) https://www.enterpriseresearch.ac.uk/publications/erc-research-paper-no-79/

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