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Dr John Sebastian Pereira

Senior Lecturer in Finance, Course Director for BBA, Liason Officer for SVKM-IIS (India) & Aventis (Singapore)


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. I am also the Course Director for Bachelor in Business Administration (BBA) programme and the Liason Officer for our collaborative partners institutions India & Singapore.

My principal research interests are in the areas of corporate reporting, credit risk modelling, bank risk and corporate disclosure.

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 the co-recipient of the CIMA seedcorn ECR grant for £7841 in 2018.

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: 10.


Busco, Cristiano, Malafronte, Irma, Pereira, John and Starita, Maria Grazia (2019) The determinants of companies' levels of integration : does one size fit all? The British Accounting Review, ISSN (print) 0890-8389 (Epub Ahead of Print)

Pereira, John, Malafronte, Irma, Sorwar, Ghulam and Nurullah, Mohamed (2019) Enforcement actions, market movement and depositors' reaction : evidence from the US banking system. Journal of Financial Services Research, ISSN (print) 0920-8550 (In Press)

Pereira, John, Sorwar, Ghulam and Nurullah, Mohamed (2018) What drives corporate CDS spreads? A comparison across US, UK and EU firms. Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, ISSN (print) 1042-4431 (Epub Ahead of Print)

Malafronte, Irma, Starita, Maria Grazia and Pereira, John (2018) The effectiveness of risk disclosure practices in the European insurance industry. Review of Accounting and Finance, 17(1), pp. 130-147. ISSN (print) 1475-7702

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, 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)

Malafronte, Irma, Nurullah, Mohamed, Pereira, John and Sorwar, Ghulam (2016) Enforcement actions, market movement and depositors’ 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)

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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