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Dr Ayman Omar

Assistant Professor of Finance

School/Department: School of Business

Telephone: +44 (0)116 223 1960

Email: amo18@leicester.ac.uk

Address: Brookfield Campus, Heron building, office 2.12

Profile

I joined the University of Leicester School of Business in October 2016 having previously taught at Coventry University. I hold a BA in Finance from the University of Jordan an MSc in Finance with distinction from the University of Leicester and a PhD in Finance from the University of Leicester. Prior to higher education studies I worked for over 5 years first as a broker at brokerage house and subsequently for the National Bank of Kuwait where I built a strong record of performance and experience in sales operations and anti-money laundry reporting.

Research

I am interested in empirical asset pricing in the context of commodities markets with particular interest in crude oil and petroleum products markets. I am also highly interested in the pricing of different forms of political risk. My research interests further includes the consequences of economic sanctions for financial markets and pricing of assets. I’m currently interested and working in areas related to psychology and finance.

Publications

(0) Omar, A., Lambe, B., and Wisniewski, T. (2021) "Perceptions of the threat to national security and the stock market" Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Vol. 186, pp.: 504 - 522.

Omar, A., Wisniewski, T., and Yekini, S. (2019) 'Psychopathic Traits of Corporate Leadership as Predictors of Future Stock Returns' European Financial Management, 25(5), pp.: 1195 - 1228.

Omar, A., Wisniewski, T., and Nolte, S. (2017) 'Diversifying away the Risk of War and Cross-Border Political Crisis' Energy Economics, 64, pages: 494 - 510.

Omar, A. (2015) 'West Texas Intermediate-Brent Spread during Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries Supply Disruptions' International Journal of Energy Economics and Policy, Vol. (5), No. (3), pages: 1-11.

Supervision

Energy economics crude oil and petroleum products pricing political risk and asset pricing equity valuations behavioural finance.

Teaching

First year BSc Accounting and Finance: Math and Statistics for BSc Accounting and Finance (MN1410) Undergraduate Module leader.

First year BSc Accounting and Finance: Foundation of Finance (MN1019) Undergraduate Seminar tutor.

Second year BSc Accounting and Finance Macro Finance (MN2140) Undergraduate Module leader.

Dissertation supervision for both undergraduate and postgraduate students. 

Press and media

Crude oil pricing political risk and financial markets.

Awards

2017-2020: Awarded University of Leicester Student Union’s Superstar award for teaching in 2017 and nominated for this award for two consecutive academic years.

2017: Awarded certificate of recognition from the Dean of the University of Leicester School of Business for efforts to create positive working environment.

2013: I received the “Best PhD Spring Conference Presentation Award” from the then University of Leicester School of Management following my presentation of my research findings at that internal conference.

2011: Awarded funding in the form of the Graduate Teaching Assistant Scholarship from the University of Leicester School of Management to study Finance at PhD level.

Qualifications

2018 - 2019: became Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy

2017-2018: Became an Associate Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy

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