Professor Huainan Zhao

PhD (Durham)

  • Professor of Finance

Expertise: corporate finance; mergers and acquisitions; financial markets.

Research groups and centres

Huainan joined Loughborough University in 2016 as Professor of Finance. Prior to that, he was Professor of Corporate Finance at Cranfield University School of Management (2012-2016), Associate Professor at Nottingham University Business School (2010-2012), and Assistant Professors at CASS Business School (2006-2010) and Durham University Business School (2003-2006). He chaired the Scientific Panel of Business Economics and Management at the Academy of Finland (2015-2016); and visited and taught at Shanghai Jiao Tong University (2014), EDHEC Business School (2011), Renmin University of China (2007-2010), and Chinese Academy of Social Science (2006). He has been external examiner at Universities of Bristol, Manchester, Bath, and Queen Mary.

Huainan's main research interests are in corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, and financial markets. His work has been published in leading academic journals, such as the Review of Finance, Journal of Financial Markets, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Financial Research, Financial Review, European Financial Management, and Journal of Business Finance and Accounting.

His work has also been widely covered by the international press including the Acquisitions Monthly, BBC, The Banker, China Daily, Financial Times, Guardian, Investment Dealers' Digest, Reuters, and USA Today. He also published widely in leading Chinese business press including China Securities Times, China Business Journal, CBN News, National Business Daily, Shanghai Daily, and Shanghai Finance.