Dr Samar Gad

Job: Lecturer in Accounting and Finance

Faculty: Business and Law

School/department: Leicester Castle Business School

Address: Hugh Aston Building, De Montfort University

T: +44 (0)116 201 3911

E: samar.gad@dmu.ac.uk

W: dmu.ac.uk


Personal profile

I am a lecturer and researcher since 2008 and my research focuses on managing investment portfolios in emerging markets and testing the viability of Islamic finance and banking in a conventional economic system. I have carried out research-led teaching to incorporate the recent developments in academic literature in my lectures. This has benefited my students and provided them with the best possible learning experience. Additionally, I presented research papers in peer-reviewed international conferences. I won the best paper award in the Academy of Business Research International conference that took place in New Jersey, USA in September 2012.

Alongside my academic career, I am a certified professional trainer since June 2013 and  served as an external speaker for several public events about i) youth empowerment, ii) accounting for non-accountants, and iii) directing various psychological games to assist the participants in understanding cognitive and psychological concepts from the field of behavioural finance.


Research group affiliations

The Finance and Banking Research Group (FiBRe)

Research interests/expertise

Portfolio management

Asset allocation in emerging and frontier markets

Islamic Finance and Banking

Systemic risk measurement

Financial networks analysis

Market sentiment and volatility level

Areas of teaching

Data mining and analysis

Financial Econometrics

Financial Management


PhD in Finance De Montfort University - 2017

MSC in Investment Management, AAST - 2011

Courses taught


ACFI2424 Business Intelligence Using Excel

ACFI3308 Financial Econometrics


ACFI5055 Financial Skills

Honours and awards

Leadership Award – Square Mile, De Montfort University, May 2015.

Faculty of Business and Law Conference Award - De Montfort University, August 2016

Faculty of Business and Law Conference Award - De Montfort University, December 2014.

Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarship -De Montfort University, 2013-2017.

Best Paper Award - Academy of Business Research, USA, September 2012.

Membership of external committees

World Finance Conference held in July 2016, St. Jones University, New York, United States

Membership of professional associations and societies

CFA society, UK

British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA)

Conference attendance

[1] Samar Gad, Yueting Cui, Vasileios Kallinteraki and Panagiotis Andrikopoulos (August, 2017) Feedback Trading and the Ramadan Effect. The 24th Nordic Academy of Management Conference at Nord University Business School, Bodo, Norway.

[2] Samar Gad (April, 2017) Evaluation of systemic risk contribution of Islamic Banks in financial networks. British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA) Annual Conference at Heriot-Watt University, UK.

[3] Samar Gad and Panagiotis Andrikopoulos (September, 2016) Diversification Benefits of Islamic ETFs in Emerging Markets. Portsmouth- Fordham conference on Banking and Finance at Portsmouth Business School, UK

[4] Samar Gad and Panagiotis Andrikopoulos (April, 2015) Islamic Assets and Diversification Effects in Emerging Markets. International Conference on Islamic Perspective of Accounting, Finance, Economics and Management (IPAFEM) at Adam Smith Business School, Glasgow University.

[5] Samar Gad and Ahmed Ramadan (March, 2015) News Impact on the Egyptian Stock Market Behaviour under Political and Economic Change, (1998-2014) British Institute of British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA) Annual Conference at University of Manchester, UK

[6] Samar Gad (September, 2012) Behavioural Finance in Egypt: Analytical Study of News Impact on Conditional Volatility of EGX 30 (1998-2012) - Before and After January 25th Revolution. Academy of Business Research (ABR) Conference held in Atlantic City-NJ, USA


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