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Dr Hugh Colaco
Lecturer (Education) in Finance

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I joined Brunel University London in April 2022. Prior to this, I was Lecturer in Finance at Aston University in Birmingham (UK) since 2011. I have also taught at universities in the United States. I was Assistant Professor of Finance at Simmons College (Boston, Massachusetts) from 2006-10 and Merrimack College (North Andover, Massachusetts) from 2010-11. I was Instructor of Finance at University of Connecticut (Storrs, Connecticut) from 2001-06.

My research is focused primarily in corporate finance and I have published papers on initial public offerings (IPOs) in Journal of Banking and FinanceEuropean Financial Management, and European Journal of Finance. A publication in International Journal of Disclosure and Governance was awarded the 2012 KPMG Outstanding Published Manuscript Award from the Gender Issues & Work-Life Balance Section of the American Accounting Association.

I am a CFA® charterholder since 2010 and have awarded scholarships to undergraduate and post-graduate students since 2011 to take the CFA exams. I have also played in a key role in Master's programmes acquiring affiliation under CFA Institute’s University Affiliation Program. I am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA) since 2018. I served as External Examiner for the Executive MBA Program at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, from 2012 to 2016.

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  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA), 2018
  • CFA® charterholder, CFA Institute (Charlottesville, USA), 2010
  • PhD, Finance, University of Connecticut (Storrs, USA), 2006
  • MBA, Finance, Xavier University (Cincinnati, USA), 1998
  • Bachelor of Commerce, Financial Accounting and Auditing, University of Bombay, (Bombay, India), 1986

Newest selected publications

Colaco, HMJ. (2022) 'Underwriter networks and the 2012 JOBS Act'.European Financial Management Association 2022 Annual Meetings. Rome, Italy. 29 - 2 July.Open Access Link

Conference paper

Colaco, HMJ. (2022) 'Ethical and professional standards of the CFA® Program and finance-related university education', in Borland, H., Butler, M., Elliott, C. and Ormrod, N. (eds.) Embedding Sustainability, Corporate Social Responsibility and Ethics in Business Education. London : Edward Elgar. pp. 133 - 143. ISBN 10: 1-80088-599-7. ISBN 13: 978-1-80088-599-8.

Book chapter

Colaco, HMJ., De Cesari, A. and Hegde, SP. (2018) 'The waiting period of initial public offerings'. European Journal of Finance, 24 (5). pp. 363 - 390. ISSN: 1351-847X

Journal article

Colaco, HMJ., De Cesari, A. and Hegde, SP. (2017) 'Retail Investor Attention and IPO Valuation'. European Financial Management, 23 (4). pp. 691 - 727. ISSN: 1354-7798

Journal article

Colaco, HMJ. and Hegde, SP. (2013) 'Underwriter reputation, bookbuilding and IPO duration', inHandbook of Research on IPOs. Edward Elgar Publishing. pp. 159 - 176. ISBN 13: 9781781955369.

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