Capital Markets Research Group

The Capital Markets Research Group (CMRG) brings together academics in the field of accounting and finance specifically engaged with research into capital markets. The group strives to undertake cutting-edge research into the world of financial markets, identifying trends in, and developing insight into, the interaction between investors, regulators and companies, set against prevailing economic conditions.

The research conducted is supported through the use of the Bloomberg Trading room within the School of Business, with access to data from Bloomberg and Datastream, as well as from online Bloomberg terminals.

Capital markets research incorporates areas including firm performance, valuation of securities, the relationship between accounting measures and capital market values, and performance around events such as initial public offerings and seasoned offerings.

Banking regulation is another strand of CMRG research, covering such areas as Basel regulation, risk capital and adequacy, systemic risk models for banking supervision, and the effect of International Accounting Standards on banking supervision.

Our research

Ongoing research and research in development includes focus on:

  • The relationship between accounting measures and capital market values.
  • Impact of UK regulatory reforms on executive compensation and firm risk.
  • Mergers and acquisitions in the European banking sector.
  • Banking in BASELIII- the effect of new liquidity requirements on regulatory capital.
  • Risk and performance in the banking sector.
  • Capital market performance around events such as initial public offerings and seasoned offerings.
  • Information disclosure by companies.

Membership

Director

Core members

Other members

  • Professor William Forbes
  • Hend Monjed, Assistant Professor of Accounting, Qatar University
  • Ivana Rozic, PhD candidate, Kingston University
  • Thi Nguyen, PhD candidate, Kingston University
  • Kevin N'Guessan, PhD candidate, Kingston University
  • Rafal Szymanski, PhD candidate, Kingston University
  • Mayuri Vekaria, PhD candidate, Kingston University

Faculty of Business and Social Sciences