Personal profile

Biography

My academic career has spanned more than 20 years. I began my academic career as a historian and spent many years teaching history at universities. In 2004, I had a career change when I went to work in industry as a financial planner and loved helping clients achieve their goals. Qualified as a Chartered and Certified Financial Planner, I joined Northampton Business School in 2011 so that I could combine my academic and financial planning interests. In charge of a FCA accredited degree programme, I was responsible for training students to become financial planners and helping employees from a global life insurance company raise their professional qualifications. My current role at Coventry Business School is Associate Head of School for Enterprise and Commercial where I have the responsibility to develop professional development programmes. I am really excited to have an opportunity to work closely with students, and staff from industry and academia.

Research:

  • Financial literacy: Financial illiteracy is a pervasive problem in the world. I am interested in the consequences of financial illiteracy and in factors affecting levels of financial literacy. I am particularly interested in financial literacy in the UK.
  • Financial education: I have just written (with 3 other authors) a book on Essential Personal Finance: A Practical Guide for Students (to be published by Routledge, 2017) This book is designed to help young people understand key issues in personal finance and the steps they need to take to build a secure future.
  • Performance of pension funds: A large proportion of national assets are held in pension funds and I am interested in their asset allocation as well as their financial performance.

Area of Expertise:

  • Retirement planning
  • Wealth Management
  • Financial planning
  • Investments
  • Life planning
  • Personal Finance

Research Interests

Migration; Retirement; Investments; Financial planning; Financial literacy; Financial Education/ Personal finance

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Research Output 2015 2017

  • 5 Entry for encyclopedia/dictionary
  • 1 Book

Essential Personal Finance: A Practical Guide for Students

Luu, L., Lowe, J., Butler, J. & Byrne, T. 10 Mar 2017 1st edition ed. England: Routledge. 312 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

finance
student
financial planning
management planning
working life

Compound Interest/Return

Luu, L. 30 Apr 2015 Personal Finance: An Encyclopedia of Modern Money Management. Friedberg, B. (ed.). California, USA: ABC CLIO , p. 47-48 2 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

return

Mortgage

Luu, L. Apr 2015 Personal Finance: An Encyclopedia of Modern Money Management. Friedberg, B. (ed.). ABC CLIO , p. 165-166 3 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

Real Estate

Luu, L. Apr 2015 Personal Finance: An Encyclopedia of Modern Money Management. Friedberg, B. (ed.). ABC CLIO , p. 190-192 3 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

real estate

Retirement

Luu, L. Apr 2015 Personal Finance: An Encyclopedia of Modern Money Management. Friedberg, B. (ed.). ABC CLIO , p. 198-200 3 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

retirement

Activities 2015 2015

  • 1 Membership of working group

Financial Planning Standards Board (External organisation)

Luu, L. (Member)
1 Oct 20151 Nov 2016

Activity: Membership of working group

Prizes

Fellow of Personal Finance Society

Lien Luu (Recipient), 21 Oct 2016

Prize: Election to learned society

Registered Financial Planner

Lien Luu (Recipient), 1 Jun 2015

Prize: Other distinction

Press / Media

Financial planning dream team unveil student guide

Lien Luu

17/03/17

1 item of media coverage

Press / Media: Other