Dr Angela Christidis
Senior Lecturer in Finance, Director of Education (Finance)
+44 (0) 1392 722542
Xfi Building, University of Exeter, Rennes Drive, Exeter, EX4 4ST, UK
Dr Angela Christidis joined the Xfi Centre for Finance and Investment at the University of Exeter Business School in March 2010. She completed her PhD at the University of Exeter in June 2010, in which she focused on developing some new models for financial distress prediction and its asset pricing implications in the UK. Dr Christidis had several years of experience working in leading multinational firms as a corporate financial analyst and finance manager before returning to acaedemia. Her Graduate Teaching Assistant Scholarship, which she was awarded during her PhD, led to an extensive teaching experience at Masters and MBA level. Her current research covers financial distress, corporate finance, asset pricing, and market anomalies. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment.
Nationality: British / Taiwanese
- Tutor for Business School Team Development Programme – undergraduates
- Tutor for Personal Development Planning – undergraduates
- MSc dissertation supervision
- Exam Officer - Finance Discipline
- MSc Marketing and Financial Services programme director
BBA in Accounting (Thailand), MSc (Exeter), PhD in Finance (Exeter), FHEA, MCSI
- Financial distress
- Corporate finance
- Asset pricing
- Market anomalies
Dr Christidis’s background in accounting and corporate finance has led her to explore and develop some new models for predicting financial distress in the UK. Her research shows that including market variables in these models adds considerable power to a pure accounting-based approach. Her work is further extended to incorporate macro-economic variables, which add predictive power, both in and out-of-sample, to market-based accounting models. Adding industry controls also gives a modest improvement to such models for UK firms, in the case of a model based on accounting, market and economic variables, but a greater improvement in terms of a pure accounting-based model. She is also investigating some new empirical evidence on the risk and returns of distressed stocks, using the optimised prediction model.
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In Dr Christidis’s Banking and Financial Services module, she examines the process of financial intermediation and financial services through which intermediation takes place. Theoretical and applied concepts are used to provide an understanding of the functioning of banks and financial services, and of their size and economic significance. Students will be exposed to real-world issues, including up-to-date financial news in leading financial publications and will critically appraise bank-based financial crises. Students will also be prepared to make informed future career choices, based on the knowledge they acquire of the finance and investment industry.