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Kevin Evans

Dr Kevin Evans

Reader in Finance

Cardiff Business School

+44 29208 74558
Aberconway Building, Room D49, Colum Road, Cathays, Cardiff, CF10 3EU
Welsh speaking
Available for postgraduate supervision


I am a Reader in Finance at Cardiff Business School. My research interest is how financial markets process information, which includes the broad topics of market reactions to macro news announcements, the financial econometrics of high frequency data and empirical asset pricing.    I have published in the Journal of Corporate Finance, JournaI of Banking and Finance and the Journal of Empirical Finance .  I am the Director of the Empirical Finance Research Group and active PhD supervisor to 10 students. As demonstrated by numerous awards and nominations, I am a passionate, enthusiastic and dedicated teacher.  















Primary research interests

  • Macro News Announcements
  • Financial Econometrics
  • Empirical Asset Pricing
  • Momentum
  • Investment Management
  • ESG and sustainable Investing
  • Innovation

PhD Examinations

  • Phuc Lam Thy Nguyen, Bangor University, 2021
  • Andrea Martin Merizalde, Bangor University, 2019
  • Manh Ha Tran, Aston University, 2017
  • Suiwu Xiao, Cardiff University, 2016
  • Xiaoxi Li, Swansea University, 2015
  • Suiwu, Xiao Cardiff University, 2015
  • Bola Karimu, University of the West of England, 2015
  • Yan Yang, Cardiff University, 2015


Ad hoc reviewing for:

Journal of Banking and Finance (multiple); Journal of Applied Econometrics; Financial Review; European Financial Management; Journal of Business Finance and Accounting; International Review of Economics and Finance; European Journal of Finance; International Review of Financial Analysis; British Accounting Review (multiple); Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance; Journal of Economics and Business; Emerging Markets Finance and Trade; International Journal of Banking, Accounting and Finance; Journal of Sports Economics; Economic Issues; Empirical Economics (multiple); Journal of Corporate Accounting and Finance; Oxford University Press


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)


Prior Appointments

  • Senior Lecturer in Finance, Cardiff Business School, 2012-2019
  • Lecturer in Finance, Cardiff Business School, 2005-2012
  • Lecturer in Economics (part-time), Swansea University, 2002-2004
  • Financial Markets Group, State Street Bank and Trust, London, 200-2002


  • PhD Financial Economics, U.W. Swansea, 2008

    (U. W. Swansea Scholarship and James Callaghan Scholarship)

  • MSc Economics and Finance (Distinction), Warwick, 1999                                                                                      Economic and Social Research Council Scholarship

  • BSc (Econ) (First Class), U.W. Swansea, 1998                                                                                                                      CIMA prize for outstanding academic achievement

Additional activities

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


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

  • Macro news announcements
  • Jumps in financial markets
  • Empirical asset pricing
  • Momentum
  • Investment Management
  • ESG and Sustainable investing

Current Students:

  • Sahar Alabdallah, 2018 - , Corporate Culture
  • Junqiu Li, 2019 - , Investment Management
  • Kefu Liao, 2019 - , Financial Econometrics (China Scholarship Council Studentship)
  • Ebtehal Ramadan, 2019 - , ESG Investing (Cardiff Business school Studentship)
  • Shihao Pei, 2019 - , Macro News Announcements
  • Yimeng Ma, 2019 - , Intraday Momentum
  • Doreen Dai, 2019 - , Social Media and Cryptocurrencies
  • Konstantinos Theodorou, 2020 - , Machine Learning in Asset Pricing (Cardiff Business School Studentship)
  • Xingpu Fan, 2020 - , Investor Sentiment
  • Jianchen Shi, 2020 - , Overconfidence and Innovation

Current supervision

Kefu Liao Liao

Kefu Liao Liao

Research student

Ebtehal Ramadan

Ebtehal Ramadan

Research student

Shihao Pei

Shihao Pei

Research student

Doreen Dai

Doreen Dai

Research student

Xingpu Fan

Xingpu Fan

Research student