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Dr John Sebastian Pereira

Senior Lecturer in Finance


I am a Senior Lecturer at Kingston Business School, I lecture on a range of Accounting and Finance modules across undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and specialize in delivering workshops and seminars aimed at leveraging the power of Bloomberg software for advanced financial analysis. I am also the Bloomberg academic leader in-charge of development, training and delivery of Bloomberg programmes at Kingston.

My principal research interests are in the areas of corporate credit risk modelling, bank risk and corporate disclosure. I have been awarded the 'Lecturer of the Year - 2017' and 'Best use of Technology to aid Learning and Teaching award - 2017'

I have experience of being an External Examiner and External panel member for Accounting & Finance courses and have represented the Lecturer constituency at the University Senate Committee. I am also a member of the Faculty Research and Consultancy activity Committee (FRCC) at Kingston University.

Areas of specialism

  • Corporate credit risk modelling
  • Supervisory sanctions and bank risk
  • Integrated reporting and bank lending


  • 2011 - 2015: PhD Banking and Finance, Kingston University
  • 2012 - 2013: Associate Fellow in Higher Education, HEA
  • 2017: PRINCE2® Foundation Certificate in Project Management
  • 2011 - 2012: MSc Management and Business Research, Kingston University
  • 2009 - 2010: MSc Banking and Finance, Kingston University
  • 2007 - 2009: PGDBA Business Administration, NMIMS University

Professional membership

  • Financial Engineering and Banking Society (FEBS).
  • British Academy of Management (BAM).


  • Measuring and modelling corporate credit risk dynamics using credit default swap instruments.
  • Islamic banking and conventional banking: differences and similarities.
  • The effect of supervisory enforcement actions in the banking sector.
  • Corporate reporting and disclosure practices in financial and non-financial institutions.
  • The drivers and benefits of Integrated reporting.


Number of items: 7.


Malafronte, Irma, Starita, Maria Grazia and Pereira, John (2017) The effectiveness of risk disclosure practices in the European insurance industry. Review of Accounting and Finance, ISSN (print) 1475-7702 (Epub Ahead of Print)

Sorwar, Ghulam, Pappas, Vasileios, Pereira, John and Nurullah, Mohamed (2016) To debt or not to debt : are Islamic banks less risky than conventional banks? Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 132(Suppl), pp. 113-126. ISSN (print) 0167-2681

Conference or Workshop Item

Malafronte, Irma, Nurullah, Mohamed, Pereira, John and Sorwar, Ghulam (2016) Enforcement actions, market movement and depositorsā€™ reaction: evidence from the US banking system. In: 6th International Conference of the Financial Engineering and Banking Society: Banking, Finance and Institutions: Stability and Risk; 10-12 Jun 2016, Malaga, Spain. (Unpublished)

Malafronte, Irma, Pereira, John, Starita, Maria Grazie and Busco, Cristiano (2016) Integrated reporting and thinking: an empirical analysis of STOXX Europe 600 firms. In: Integrated Thinking & Reporting in Practice; 17-18 Nov 2016, Rome, Italy. (Unpublished)

Pereira, John, Nurullah, Mohamed and Sorwar, Ghulam (2015) Effect of policy announcements on US and UK corporate CDS returns during the financial crisis. In: Behavioural Finance Working Group Conference: Financial Regulation; 11-12 Jun 2015, London, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Pereira, John, Nurullah, Mohamed and Sorwar, Ghulam (2014) What drives corporate CDS spreads? A comparison across US, UK and Eurozone markets. In: European Financial Management Association (EFMA) 23rd Annual Meeting; 25-28 Jun 2014, Rome, Italy.


Pereira, John (2015) An empirical investigation of corporate credit default swap spreads and returns. (PhD thesis), Kingston University.

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