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  • Personal development and exposure to advanced, comparative and international / collaborative research
  • Multi-disciplinary research
  • Cutting edge and original research with societal relevance and impact
  • Global partnerships
  • Part of one of the largest faculties at the University, teething with activity
  • PGR community building events
  • Specialised research workshops
  • Access to the top databases - WRDS (Compustat, CRSP, Boardex, etc.), Refinitive Workspace (Datastream, Eikon, I/B/E/S, Worldscope, etc.), Bloomberg Professional, Fitch Connect, CSMAR, FAME, BankFocus and more

Stimulating Learning Environment

CFCI engages with and produce multi-disciplinary research results primarily for end-user stakeholders (LEAs, businesses, government agencies, banks, practitioners, etc). Hence, drive and design for impact are all inherent and built in its research from the start. CFCI conducts cutting edge and original research with societal relevance and impact whereby, some of our research (e.g. PROTAX, criminalisation of whistle-blowers, use of AI in fraud investigations) is pivotal (key reference point) for other and future research activities

CFCI provides opportunities for early career academics and our PGRs in these endeavours for their respective personal development and exposure to advanced, comparative and international / collaborative research. As a result, a number of our PGRs have taken part not only the preparation of academic conferences but also presented their work at these events.

The centre has a wide network of formal and informal partnerships within the EU, Middle East, South East Asia and Africa. The CFCI has also a sister-centre in China, the Joint Research Centre in Finance and Law which is a joint initiative for cross-disciplinary research in financial regulation, compliance and corporate fraud between the CFCI and the South West University of Political Science and Law in Chongqing (China).

Our Academic Experts

Staff in CFCI are internationally recognised as leaders in the fields of:

  • Corporate Finance
  • Behavioural Finance
  • Corporate governance
  • Risk management and Leverage
  • Instability in stock, foreign exchange and commodity futures markets
  • Tax and financial crime
  • Environmental law
  • Rule of Law and Justice
  • Economics of Conflict

For a more detailed description of the areas of expertise of our research team, please visit our cluster pages:

MSc Sustainable Finance

This MSc provides the opportunity to learn and develop skills to resolve financial problems in ways that mitigate harm to the environment and society.

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CFCI Postgraduate Research Brochure

Learn more about our postgraduate research and download the brochure.

CFCI Postgraduate Research Brochure

CFCI Postgraduate Research Brochure

Centre for Financial and Corporate Integrity

Find our more about the research carried out by the CFCI team.

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