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Osman Ghani

PhD in Finance Candidate

Email: phd10og at mail dot wbs dot ac dot uk

Office Hours:

Office: D1.15, Social Science Building


Corporate Finance; Agency problems; Emerging Markets; Liquidity and Asset Pricing; Asymmetric Information; Private Equity and
Venture capital; Growth option; and Capital Structure.

Working Paper: Signalling under uncertainty: The case of IFRS

Work in Progess: Capital Structure: Debt covenants and the optimal use of accounting information.


2010 - Present PhD in Finance; Warwick Business School, University of Warwick; Coventry, UK.  

First supervisor: Dr. Chendi Zhang

Second supervisor: Prof Andrea Gamba

Research Areas:

  • Transparency in capital markets;
  • Capital Structure (Debt);
  • Socially responsible investing;

2009-2010 M.Sc. Accounting and Finance (with specialization in Finance); London School of Economics; London, UK.

2008- M&A/Private Equity modelling and structuring course. Cass Business School: London,UK (Executive Education).

2000-2003 B.Sc. (Hons ) Accounting and Finance; London School of Economics; London, UK.

Professional Qualifications

CAIA - Chartered Alternative Investments Association; Member since 2009.
CFA - Chartered Financial Analyst Institute; Member since 2008.
ACA - Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales; Member since 2007.


WARWICK BUSINESS SCHOOL, B.Sc. Accounting and Finance

  • IB 124 - Introduction to Financial Accounting.
  • IB 133- Foundations of Accounting.
  • IB 155- Foundations of Management Accounting.
  • IB 236 - Finance 2: Corporate Finance.

    WARWICK BUSINESS SCHOOL, M.Sc. Economics and Finance/Finance/Accounting and Finance

    • IB 9Y7 - Foundations of Corporate Finance
    WARWICK BUSINESS SCHOOL, Specialist Masters programmes
    • Lecturer. Introduction to Accounting. (CPD qualification course). M.Sc Strategy.
    • Lecturer, Introduction to Accounting and Finance. Marketing.
    • TA, Entrepeneurial Finance, MBA. (TA for Prof Cockrum, Anderson Business School)
    Warwick Business School, Other
    • Marking. Undergraduate, Masters and MBA- Corporate Finance courses
    • Support sessions for Masters students


    2013- Present: Judge, CFA Institute Research Challenge, EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) region.

    Jun 2011-July 2012: Research Assistant to Dr J.Fidrmuc and Prof S.Batram, Warwick Business School, Department of Finance.

    Sep 2009-Present: Europe, Middle East, and Africa representative on the CFA Institute's Financial reporting Task force.

    Mar 2010-Jul 2010: Research Assistant to Dr Goh(LSE, Accounting Group) and Dr Li (KCL, Management Group)

    Oct 2007-Dec 2008: Assistant Manager; Private equity transaction services, Corporate finance deparment, Deloitte LLP.

    Sep 2004- Sep 2007: Trainee Chartered Accountant; Smith & Williamson LLP.

    Jul 2004- Aug 2004: Intern, Infrastructure M&A, Islamic Investment Bank Limited, Karachi, Pakistan

    Jun 2004- Jul 2004: Intern, Blue Chip Client Audits, A.F.Ferguson & Co, Karachi, Pakistan

    Jan 2004-Feb 2004: Intern, Credit Risk, Habib Bank (UK) Limited, London, UK

    Sep 2003- Nov 2003: English Teacher, University of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.

    Aug 2002-Sep 2002: Intern, Quality Assurance, Standard Chartered Bank, Karachi, Pakistan

    Aug 2001-Sep 2001: Intern, Accounting, Brinks Pakistan Limited, Karachi, Pakistan

    Dec 2000: Work Experience, Price Waterhouse Coopers, London, UK.

    July 1999-Aug 1999: Intern, Equity Research, Taurus Securities Limited, Karachi, Pakistan


    March 2013 Author, Boosting Renwable Energy, CFA Magazine.

    2013 Consultant and Chapter Editor, Economics for Investment Decision Makers: Micro, Macro, and International Economics , Christopher D. Piros, CFA, Jerald E. Pinto, CFA, John Wiley & Sons

    2013 Forthcoming, Co-Author with Bryan,S,H. & Lilien,S,B. ' Financial Instruments'. Reading in CFA level 2 course pack.

    September 2012 Author, Moral hazard and LIBOR, CFA Magazine.

    May 2012 Author, Moral hazard and the Euro-zone crises, CFA Magazine.

    2012 Consultant and Chapter Editor, 'Inventory', International Financial Statement Analysis (CFA Institute Investment Series) by
    Thomas R.Robinson et al

    May 2011 Author, Improving transparency in the private equity market , CFA Magazine.


    2010-2013 ESRC PhD in Finance Scholarship (Stipend and Course Fees)

    2013-2014 WBS PhD Scholarship (Stipend and Course Fees)