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    Fintech (AI); Corporate Finance; Financial Risk Management; Asset Pricing and Behavioral Finance.

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    Research Interests

    My research focuses on the following areas of Corporate Finance:

    - Fintech (AI) in Banking & Finance; 

    - Corporate Risk Management; 

    - Corporate Investment;

    - Behavioral finance; and 

    - Asset Pricing Models.  


    I joined Coventry University as a Lecturer in Finance in January 2019. I obtained my PhD in Finance from the University of Hull, UK, in February 2017. My research interests focus on the areas of Corporate Finance and Fintech. I have taught various Finance, Accounting, and Fintech courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and have supervised undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations (e.g., Corporate Finance & Fintech). 


    • PhD in Finance (University of Hull, UK). February 2017. 
    • MSc in Accounting and Finance (University of Greenwich, UK).  January 2008. 
    • BSc in Accounting and Finance (Alexandria University). 


    Recent publication: 

    Is corporate hedging always beneficial? A theoretical and empirical analysis

    Journal: The European Journal of Finance (accepted, in-press, 28th May 2020).


    Hany Ahmed a, Richard Fairchild b, and Yilmaz Guney c

    a Centre for Financial and Corporate Integrity (CFCI), EFA, Coventry University, UK

    b Centre for Research in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, University of Bath, UK

    c Centre for Research in Integrity and Governance, Hull University Business School, UK.



    'Corporate hedging and the cost of equity capital' 

    Handbook of Investment Analysis, Portfolio Management, and Financial Derivatives. ed. / Cheng Few Lee; Alice C. Lee; John Lee. World Scientific, 2022.


    Hany Ahmed a  and Yilmaz Guney b

    a Centre for Financial and Corporate Integrity (CFCI), EFA, Coventry University, UK

    b Centre for Financial and Corporate Integrity (CFCI), EFA, Coventry University, UK


    Recent International Conferences: 

    2023 -  Financial Management Association (FMA) International Conference, Aalborg, Denmark.                
     "Cost of equity and CEOs investment horizon" (with Y. Guney and W. Gomaa).



    - Corporate Financial Management.

    - Financial Theory.

    - Financial Services.

    - Financial Technology (Fintech).

    - Regulatory Environment. 

    - Financial Regulation. 


    - Corporate Finance.

    - Bond Markets Analysis Using Bloomberg.

    - Risk Management and Fintech.

    - Introduction to Fintech. 

    - Applied Fintech. 

    Research Interests

    - Fintech (AI); 

    - Corporate Finance; and 

    - Corporate Risk Management. 



    Research Interests

    Accepting PhD Students

    PhD projects

    Dr Ahmed welcomes applications in the fields of Corporate Finance and Fintech, especially those considering the use of the methods within Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML) applications, advanced econometrics and big data.

    *Note. Currently, I am a supervisor of THREE projects in Fintech & Corporate Finance (e.g., M&A; Financial Fraud; and Sustainable Finance)

    Education/Academic qualification

    Finance, Doctorate, The Corporate Hedging and its Impact on risk, value and performance: Evidence from UK firms, University of Hull

    Award Date: 28 Feb 2017

    Accounting and Finance, MSc, Risk Management , University of Greenwich

    Award Date: 29 Jan 2008

    Accounting and Finance, Degree, Alexandria University


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