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Syed Kumail Abbas Rizvi

Syed Kumail Abbas Rizvi

Adjunct Faculty


Education

  • PhD, Financial Economics, University of Paris 1 (Pantheon Sorbonne), France (2011)
  • Master by Research, Money Banking and Finance, University of Paris 1 (Pantheon Sorbonne), France (2007)
  • Master in Business Economics, Finance, University of the Punjab, Pakistan (2001)
  • Chartered Financial Analyst, Investment Finance, CFA Institute, USA (2010)
  • Financial Risk Manager, Risk Management, Global Association of Risk Professionals, USA (2010)
SUBJECTS TAUGHT / STUDENT PROJECT MENTOR
  • Corporate Finance
    Strategic Corporate Finance, Managerial Finance, Financial Management
  • Investment Finance
    Valuations, Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management
  • Accounting
    Accounting, Financial Reporting, Financial Statement Analysis
EXPERIENCE

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

  • Professor of Finance, Faculty of Business Administration, Lahore School of Economics (LSE), Lahore, Pakistan (August 2018 – Present)
  • Associate Professor of Finance, Faculty of Business Administration, Lahore School of Economics (LSE), Lahore, Pakistan (July 2013 – June 2018)
  • Assistant Professor of Finance, Faculty of Business Administration, Lahore School of Economics (LSE), Lahore, Pakistan (January 2012 – June 2013)
  • Assistant Professor and Head of Department (Finance), Faculty of Management Studies, University of Central Punjab (UCP), Lahore, Pakistan (August 2011 – February 2012)
  • Lecturer of Finance, Hailey College of Commerce, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan (February 2009 – August 2011)
  • Research Associate at CES Axe Finance, University of Paris 1 (Panthéon Sorbonne), Paris, France (September 2006 – April 2011)
  • Lecturer of Finance and Managerial Economics, Hailey College of Commerce, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan (April 2005 – June 2006)
  • Permanent lecturer of Finance and Economics at GIFT University, Gujranwala, Pakistan (October 2002 – April 2005)
  • Permanent lecturer of Finance and Economics at Superior University, Lahore, Pakistan (June 2001 – October 2002)

Corporate Experience

  • ALM & Risk Management Specialist, SPM Consulting (November 2011 – Present) (See Details)
  • Business Consultant and Head of Risk Management, Synergistic Financial Advisors (October 2011 – Present) (See Details)

Research Interests

  • Financial Markets
  • Valuation
  • Portfolio Management
  • Intermediation
  • Financial Economics
  • Risk Management
  • Corporate Finance

Research Publications

  • Disintermediation of Banks in a Developing Economy – Profitability and Depositor protection in Adverse Economic Conditions. (2019), Managerial Finance, 45(2), 222-243. (CNRS Category: 4, ABDC Ranking: B). DOI: https://doi.org/10.1108/MF-11-2017-0493
  • Religion Based Investing and Illusion of Islamic Alpha and Beta. (2018), Pacific Basin Finance Journal, 52 (December 2018), 82-106. (CNRS Category: 4, ABDC Ranking: A, Journal Citation Reports Impact Factor: 2.015). DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pacfin.2018.02.003
  • What enables Islamic Banks to contribute in global financial reintermediation? (2018), Pacific Basin Finance Journal, 52(December 2018), 5-25. (CNRS Category: 4, ABDC Ranking: A, Journal Citation Reports Impact Factor: 2.015). DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pacfin.2017.12.001
  • Portfolio Optimization with Higher Moments of Risk at Pakistan Stock Exchange. (2017), Economic Research-Ekonomska Istraživanja, 30(1), 1594-1610. (Journal Citation Reports Impact Factor: 1.137). DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1331677X.2017.1340182
  • Fear of Floating in Asia and the Credibility of True Floaters? (2017), Research in International Business and Finance, 42(2017), 149-160. (CNRS Category: 4, ABDC Ranking: B). DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ribaf.2017.05.007
  • Inflation Volatility: An Asian Perspective. (2014), Economic Research-Ekonomska Istraživanja, 27 (1), 280-303. (Journal Citation Reports Impact Factor: 1.137). DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1331677X.2014.952090
  • Do Fear Indices Help Predict Stock Returns. (2014), Quantitative Finance, 14 (5), 831-847. (CNRS Category: 3, ABDC Ranking: A, Journal Citation Reports Impact Factor: 1.17). DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/14697688.2014.884722
  • The Pricing of Size, Book to Market and Financial Leverage in Euro Stocks. (2013), Economic Research-Ekonomska Istraživanja, 26 (2), 177-190. (Journal Citation Reports Impact Factor: 1.137). DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1331677X.2013.11517615
  • Time Varying Equity Market Beta as an Index of Financial Openness? (2013), Applied Financial Economics, 23 (11), 921-928. (CNRS Category: 4, ABDC Ranking: A). DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/09603107.2013.778946

Conference Presentations

  • Rizvi, Syed Kumail Abbas and Naqvi, Bushra “Time Varying Equity Market Beta as an Index of Financial Openness?”, 25th Meeting of the European Economic Association (EEA), Glasgow, UK. August 2010
  • Naqvi, Bushra and Rizvi, Syed Kumail Abbas “Inflation Targeting Framework: Is the story different for Asian Economies?”, Society for the Study of Emerging Markets’ EuroConference 2010, Milas, Turkey. July 2010
  • Rizvi, Syed Kumail Abbas and Naqvi, Bushra “Time Varying Equity Market Beta as an Index of Financial Openness?”, 27th Symposium on Money, Banking and Finance, Bordeaux, France. June 2010
  • Naqvi, Bushra and Rizvi, Syed Kumail Abbas “Inflation Targeting Framework: Is the story different for Asian Economies?”, 3rd Euro-African Conference in Finance and Economics, Paris, France. June 2010
  • Rizvi, Syed Kumail Abbas and Naqvi, Bushra “Inflation Volatility: An Asian Perspective”,3rd PhD Conference in Economics 2010, in Memory of Vassilis Patsatzis, Athens, Greece. May 2010
  • Rizvi, Syed Kumail Abbas and Naqvi, Bushra “Inflation Volatility: An Asian Perspective”, T2M 2010, 14th Conference Theories and Methods in Macroeconomics, Le Mans, France. March 2010
  • Rizvi, Syed Kumail Abbas and Naqvi, Bushra “Inflation Volatility: An Asian Perspective”, The Fourth International Malaysia-Thailand Conference on Southeast Asia Studies 2010 (UKM-MAHIDOL 4), Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia. March 2010
  • Rizvi, Syed Kumail Abbas and Naqvi, Bushra “Asymmetric Behavior of Inflation Uncertainty and Friedman-Ball Hypothesis: Evidence from Pakistan”, 41st Annual Conference of The Money Macro and Finance Research Group, Bradford, UK. September 2009
  • Rizvi, Syed Kumail Abbas and Naqvi, Bushra “Asymmetric Behavior of Inflation Uncertainty and Friedman-Ball Hypothesis: Evidence from Pakistan”, Singapore Economic Review Conference (SERC), Singapore. August 2009
  • Rizvi, Syed Kumail Abbas and Naqvi, Bushra “Asymmetric Behavior of Inflation Uncertainty and Friedman-Ball Hypothesis: Evidence from Pakistan”, 26th International Symposium of Money Banking & Finance, Orléans, France. June 2009

Memberships

  • Member of CFA Institute and CFA Society of Pakistan (August 2010 – Present)
  • Member of Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) (April 2010 – Present)

Awards & Recognition

  • USD 20,000 competitive research grant (2nd Round) offered jointly by USAID, IFPRI and Planning Commission of Pakistan to assess the degree of market discipline through a depositors’ survey. (Details) (July 2014 – Present)
  • USD 21,000 competitive research grant (3rd Round) offered jointly by USAID, IFPRI and Planning Commission of Pakistan to assess the viability of corporate Bond market in Pakistan. (Details) (May 2013 – Present)