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Dr Kenbata Bangassa BA, MSc, PhD, PG Cert (Teaching & learning)

Lecturer in Finance Finance and Accounting

Research

Research Interest 1

Capital Markets
Investment Trusts
Capital Structure
Portfolio Management
Microfinance
Initial Public Offerings (IPOs)
Value of Analyst Recommendation

My main research areas span across the above listed topical areas where I have publications as stated in the earlier section. Specifically, My research is on the UK closed-end funds (Investment Trusts). Recently, I have been researching on Chinese mutual funds which emerged after supervising several Masters dissertations on various topics with reference to Chinese financial markets. These studies are being conducted with academics who have indigenous experience and international experience. I am also pursuing some case studies aimed at having research impacts on Microfinance Institutions and Coffee farmers Cooperative Unions in Ethiopia.

Research Collaborations

Dr Getnet Begashaw, Mr Kasahun Bekele

Project: Performance, Problems, and Prospects of Sidama Microfinance Institution in Ethiopia
External: Hawassa University

We have work in progress on a Research Impacts project which is intended to produce initially a comprehensive report and from which we aim to obtain refereed journal articles. Our immediate focus is on the assessment of loan practice in view of the Vision and Mission Statements of the Sidama Microfinance Institution (SMFI) and devise and implement appropriate alternative lending policy and practice. We also aim to implement a system of following up and evaluation of the use of SMFI credits for the purpose(s) specified in the loan agreement. This project is a potential Research Impacts case study for REF 2021.

Dr Joseph, Dr Su

Project: Mutual Fund Performance; Initial Public Offerings, Underwriter Reputation,
External: Aston University; Newcastle University

Mutual Fund Performance, Developing Appropriate Models for Evaluation of Mutual Funds in Various Financial Markets

Dr Thitima Chaiyakul

Project: Bankruptcy Risk and Equity Returns
External: University of Katestart, Thailand

We have research projects on bankruptcy risk and equity return; bankruptcy risk and liquidity.

Divisional

Internal

Collaboration with Dr Brookfield and Mr Wang on a study that looks into fund styles and performance of the UK open end funds i.e., unit trusts.