Nadia is an Associate Professor of Finance at the ICMA Centre and the Programme Director of MSc Financial Risk Management. She has also been the Regional Director of the UK Chapter of GARP (Global Association of Risk Professionals) for five years, and is currently a member of GARP's London Chapter Committee. Before joining the academic sector, she worked within the financial markets for over seven years.
Nadia worked as an equity derivatives flow trader for Credit Suisse in New York and London, where she covered the financial sector of all main European option markets as well as the desk’s equity correlation and dispersion exposure. During the commodity boom, she joined the Energy Derivatives Sales & Trading Desk of Credit Suisse-Glencore Alliance, covering major hedge fund accounts on energy derivative products. Following her career in banking, she led projects in the shipping industry and worked as a sessional lecturer, teaching equity, commodity and shipping derivatives to City executives and masters students.
Nadia holds a PhD in Finance and an MSc in International Securities Investment & Banking from the ICMA Centre – University of Reading, and a BSc in Banking & Financial Management from the University of Piraeus, Greece. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and her research interests focus on index re-balancing strategies, ETFs, as well as commodity and shipping derivatives. Her research has been published in various academic journals including the Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Business Ethics, Transportation Research Part E and International Review of Financial Analysis, amongst others.
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Alizadeh, A., Kappou, K., Tsouknidis, D. and Visvikis, I. (2015) Liquidity Effects and FFA Returns in the International Shipping Derivatives Market, Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, 76, p. 58-75. doi: 10.1016/j.tre.2015.02.001
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Brooks, C., Kappou, K. , Stevenson, S.andWard, C.(2013)The performance effects of composition changes on sector specific stock indices: The case of European listed real estate.International Review of Financial Analysis, 29. pp. 132-142. ISSN 1057-5219 doi:10.1016/j.irfa.2013.04.002
Brooks, C., Kappou, K. , Stevenson, S. andWard, C.(2012). The Index Effect. IP Real Estate Magazine, Global Market Intelligence for Institutional Real Estate Investment, September-October Issue, p. 49-50
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