Cass Business School
Meziane Lasfer is professor of Finance at Cass Business School. Having gained a BSc in Accounting and Finance, he won a scholarship towards a master's degree and followed this up with Diploma in Accounting and Finance, MBA and PhD in Finance from the LSE and the University of Bath, UK. Meziane started as a research fellow in November 1990 at City University Business School. He was soon promoted to a personal chair. He has directed the Cass Business School PhD programme and MSc Finance course, and he was Associate Dean for Research and Knowledge Transfer. He published widely in the areas of corporate finance and asset management and he is ranked amongst the top 20 top researchers in Europe and 2nd with a UK PhD*. He teaches Finance courses to MBA, MSc and PhD students and to executives in the UK (e.g., Goldman Sachs, KPMG, Lloyds-TSB, Deloitte) and abroad (e.g., Thales - France, PT communicacos - Portugal, Kemira - Finland).
Meziane's research interests include dividend policy, capital structure, taxation, asset sales, corporate governance, managerial ownership, pension fund investments, trading by insiders and institutions, and fundamentals of stock returns. He is on the editorial board of a number of journals and was an external consultant at the Financial Services Authority (FSA).
* Chan et al (2010) Financial Research in the European Region: a Long-Term Assessment (1990–2008), European Financial Management, (forthcoming)
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