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Andrew Urquhart

Andrew Urquhart

Associate Professor of Finance, ICMA Centre, Henley Business School, University of Reading
Dr Andrew Urquhart is Associate Professor of Finance at the ICMA Centre, Henley Business School. Dr Andrew joined the ICMA Centre in September 2018 and holds a PhD from Newcastle University where his thesis examined the Adaptive Market Hypothesis and investor sentiment in extreme circumstance. He also holds a MSc Finance (distinction) and BA (Hons) in Economics and Politics, also from Newcastle University.

Andrew’s main research interests are financial markets, investor behaviour, high-frequency trading, cryptocurrencies and investor sentiment. He has published over 20 papers in a range of leading international journals such as the Journal of Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, Quantitative Finance, the European Journal of Finance, Economics Letters, International Review of Financial Analysis and many others.

His research has received considerable attention, with well over 250 citations. He regularly presents his work at leading international conferences such as the Financial Management Association, INFINITI, Paris Financial Management, British Accounting and Finance Association, European Financial Management Association, Economic History Society and Forecasting Financial Markets conferences. He has also received over £500,000 in research income and acted as a reviewer for leading journals such as the Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, the International Journal of Forecasting, the European Journal of Finance, Economics Letters and many others. Andrew is also an associate editor at the European Journal of Finance (3*), International Review of Financial Analysis (3*) and Research in International Business and Finance (2*).

He is also an external examiner for Imperial College London for their summer school programme. Recently, Andrew received the best paper award at the 2018 Cryptocurrency Research Conference, Cambridge, UK. In 2017, Andrew was awarded the Deans award for leadership in research and he was also awarded the Tom Fetherston award for the best paper in International Review of Financial Analysis in 2013. He is currently working on projects involving high-frequency trading, CEO education and the effect on firm performance, as well as numerous projects related to cryptocurrencies and their impact on financial markets and society.

Digital Currency Revolution

Crypto crash: market volatility is testing investor will but crypto-enthusiasts still see a future for the asset class

Jun 23, 2022 16:18 pm UTC| Digital Currency

Bitcoin, the original cryptocurrency, remains a bellweather for the sector. It hit an all-time high of more than US$68,000 (55,600) in November 2021, when the overall value of the cryptocurrency market was close to US$3...

Digital Currency Revolution

Bitcoin: why the price has exploded – and where it goes from here

Jan 09, 2021 12:06 pm UTC| Digital Currency

Bitcoin achieved a remarkable rise in 2020 in spite of many things that would normally make investors wary, including US-China tensions, Brexit and, of course, an international pandemic. From a year-low on the daily charts...

Digital Currency Revolution

Bitcoin halving Q&A: what it's all about and what it means for the cryptocurrency

May 14, 2020 10:50 am UTC| Digital Currency Investing

Bitcoin, the first and leading cryptocurrency in terms of trading volume and market capitalisation, went through its third halving on May 11 2020. This major adjustment to how the cryptocurrency operates has only happened...

Why Brexit is causing turmoil for the pound and other markets

Dec 16, 2018 13:00 pm UTC| Insights & Views Economy

Uncertainty over what is happening with Brexit caused the pound to take another significant dive on December 10. It was the day before MPs were due to vote on the proposed Brexit deal agreed between the UK and the EU. The...

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Economy

New S. Korean technology repairs car scratches through sunlight exposure

The Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology has developed a new self-healing coating material that repairs car surface scratches through sunlight exposure. To change their chemical properties and make high...

NBA to launch AR mobile in partnership with Pokémon Go developer Niantic

The NBA and its players association (NBPA) will launch an officially-licensed augmented reality (AR) mobile game dubbed the NBA All-World in partnership with Pokémon Go developer Niantic. With the help of user...

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Politics

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Science

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S. Korean scientists develop robot skin that senses tactile stimuli, self heals

A research team from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) has developed a robot skin that can sense external tactile stimuli and recover from injury when damaged. The newly developed robot skin...

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S. Korea to produce biodegradable plastic with seaweed

South Koreas Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries and a research team at Pohang University of Science and Technology will begin developing technology that uses marine plants to produce biodegradable plastic material. Among...

How nanotechnology can revive Nigeria's textile industry

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Technology

Samsung acquires German OLED display firm Cynora for $300 million

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Report: Samsung is developing a lower-priced foldable phone

Samsung is reportedly developing an entry-level foldable phone that will be sold at a much lower price than the latest Galaxy Z Fold and Galaxy Z Flip. But the device is not expected to enter the market until...

Snapchat subscription service launches in nine countries

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Brazil’s Anatel proposes mandatory USB-C phone chargers

Brazils national telecommunications agency, also known as Anatel, is exploring the possibility of requiring phone manufacturers to support USB-C charging. The agency has opened a public consultation on the matter that...
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