Our research focus

Our research has a strong emphasis on engagement with industry and is particularly focused on the areas of financial markets and corporate finance. Much of our output tackles real-world financial problems.

Through collaboration with our industry-based advisory group we ensure that our research remains relevant to the sector and is practically orientated.

The CFI has key expertise in:

  • Financial markets and investment, particularly performance of investment managers and investment strategies
  • Capital structure and corporate finance
  • Corporate disclosure practice
  • Risk assessment and market pricing of closed-end funds
  • Quantitative risk management, particularly pension-plan asset-liability modelling, and modelling and management of longevity risk
  • Monetary policy frameworks, techniques and strategies
  • Interest-rate yield curve modelling
  • Instrumental variables estimators and testing procedures
  • Asset-pricing theory and consumption-based asset-pricing models