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Arif completed his PhD from the ICMA Centre, University of Reading and joined the University of Manchester as a post-doctoral research associate in 1999. A year later he took up a lectureship in Finance. He was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2005 and then to Professor of Finance in 2013. He is currently the Associate Head of Research for the A&F Division.

Arif is on the editorial board of the British Accounting Review and is an academic member of the International Valuation Standards Council (IVSC). He is one of the founding members of the BAFA SIG in Corporate Finance & Asset Pricing. Arif have been an external consultant to the UK Financial Conduct Authority (formerly FSA) and the British Venture Capital Association (BVCA). 

Research interests

Arif's research interests include:

  • Studies of Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) with particular emphasis on their pricing mechanisms, contractual agreements, corporate governance, their impact on capital structure and post-IPO survival.
  • Private equity: risk and returns of venture capital syndicates
  • Investment preferences of institutional investors
  • Connections (political and bank) and firm performance
  • Share repurchase programmes
  • Trade credit
  • Financial inclusion and literacy

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth


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