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Dr Kevin Evans

Dr Kevin Evans

Senior Lecturer in Finance

Cardiff Business School

Email
evansk1@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 4558
Campuses
D49, Aberconway Building, Colum Road, Cathays, Cardiff, CF10 3EU
Welsh speaking

Qualifications

  • PhD Financial Economics, U.W. Swansea, 2008
  • MSc Economics and Finance (Distinction), Warwick, 1999
  • BSc (Econ) (First Class), U.W. Swansea, 1998

Additional activities

  • ICT Committee
  • Cardiff University Finance and Trading Society
  • Trading Room Advisory Committee
  • Accounting and Finance BAR Research Register
  • External Examiner, Hong Kong University

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2018

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2015

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2010

2008

2007

2006

Teaching commitments

  • Year 3 Corporate Finance and Strategy
  • Year 2 Financial Markets and Institutions

Teaching experience

  • Advanced Research Issues in Finance, Banking and Accounting (PhD)
  • Research Methods; Research Topics in Finance; Quantitative Methods (MSc) 
  • Business Finance; International Corporate Finance; Financial Intermediation; Investment Management; British Economy; Macroeconomics; Econometrics (BSc)

Teaching awards

  • Certificate of Excellence in Teaching (Undergraduate), 2012, 2013.
  • The Martin Evans Award for Excellence in Teaching – High Commendation, 2013, 2016.
  • Shortlisted for the Cardiff University Enriching Student Life Award, 2015
  • Shortlisted for the Cardiff University Most Innovative Teacher Award, 2015
  • Nominated for the Cardiff University Enriching Student Life Award, 2016, 2017
  • Nominated for the Cardiff University Most Innovative Teacher Award, 2016, 2017
  • Nominated for Cardiff Business School Teaching Award, 2016, 2017
  • Winner of Cardiff Business School Teaching Award for Pastoral Care, 2019

External teaching

  • Hong Kong University (SPACE) Visiting lecturer (2007 – 2015, 2017 - )
  • Hong Kong University (SPACE) External Examiner (2013 – 2016)
  • University of London (LSE) Chief Examiner for Financial Intermediation (2013 – 2015)
  • University of London (LSE) Examiner for Financial Intermediation (2004 – 2015)

Primary research interests

  • Empirical Finance
  • Financial Econometrics
  • Macro News Announcements
  • Mutual Funds

PhD supervision research interests

  • Asset pricing
  • Empirical finance
  • Investment Management

I am interested in supervising students in the following research areas:

  • Macro news announcements
  • Jumps in financial markets
  • Empirical asset pricing
  • Momentum
  • Sustainable investing
  • Corporate culture

Current supervision

Kefu Liao

Research student

Yanchen Dai

Research student

Past projects

Previous PhD students:

  • Second supervisor to Fangzhou Huang (2008 – 2013, now at Swansea University
  • Second supervisor to Woon Sau Leung (2010 – 2014, now at Cardiff University
  • Primary supervisor to Matthew Barwick-Barrett (2010 – 2015, now co-director of Churchill Wealth Management): The performance of socially responsible investment portfolios
  • Secondary supervisor to Mujeeb-U-Rehman Bhayo (2012 – 2013); Primary supervisor to Mujeeb-U-Rehman Bhayo (2013 – 2016, now at Sukkur IBA University, Pakistan): Size, value and momentum in international stock returns

Areas of expertise