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Dr Vinay Utham
Lecturer in Finance & Corporate Governance

Eastern Gateway 201


I am a Lecturer in Finance and Corporate Governance at Brunel Business School. I completed my PhD in Finance from University of Durham in July 2019. My research areas are Hedge Fund Activism and Mergers and Acquisitions. I have also cleared the level 1 examination of the Chartered Financial Association (CFA) Program and am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).

I also hold an MSc. in Finance and Investment from University of Durham and a Bachelor of Technology degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Kerala, India.

Prior to joining Brunel, I have worked as a Teaching Assistant in University of Durham and with the Sales and Marketing team of a major glass manufacturing firm in India.


Doctor of Philosophy in Finance - Durham University Business School, University of Durham, UK

Masters in Finance and Investment - Durham University Business School, University of Durham, UK

Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering - University of Kerala, India

Newest selected publications

Guo, JM., Paudyal, K., Utham, V. and Xing, X. (2019) 'Investors’ activism and the gains from takeover deals'. The European Journal of Finance, 26 (1). pp. 64 - 83. ISSN: 1351-847X Open Access Link

Journal article

Guo, JM., Gang, J., Hu, N. and Utham, V. (2018) 'The role of derivatives in hedge fund activism'. Quantitative Finance, 18 (9). pp. 1531 - 1541. ISSN: 1469-7688 Open Access Link

Journal article
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