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I am a Professor of Finance in the School of Management at the University of Bath. My research focuses on annuity markets; pension economics; fund manager performance and directors’ trading; and previously I have worked in the areas of market microstructure, the new issue market and stock market volatility. I teach across all areas of finance including asset pricing, corporate finance, and market efficiency. I have previously held positions at Universities of Exeter, Bristol and the London School of Economics; and have held visiting positions at: Imperial College; Bank of England (Senior Houblon-Norman Fellow); Financial Services Authority (ESRC Business Fellowship); University of British Columbia, Canada; Solvay Business School, Brussels; ENPC, Paris; I was a member of the ESRC’s GAP Panels, 2012-2018; Business and Management sub-panel for REF2014; am a member of the B&M sub-panel for REF2021; and vice-chair of the B&M Panel for Hong Kong's RAE2020. I have acted as an expert witness in a legal case on financial regulation; have been a consultant to commercial and regulatory organisations including the London Stock Exchange, the Competition Commission, Financial Conduct (Services) Authority; and have advised the Department of Work and Pensions, the Bank of England, and the House of Commons Select Committees on issues in pensions.

Willing to supervise PhD

I am interested in supervising PhD students in the areas of pensions, fund management and corporate governance.

Education/Academic qualification

Bachelor of Arts, De Montfort University

Master of Arts, University of Warwick

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Warwick

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Research Output 1983 2018

Insider trading and the post-earnings-announcement drift

Dargenidou, C., Tonks, I. & Tsoligkas, F. 1 Mar 2018 In : Journal of Business Finance and Accounting. 45, 3-4, p. 482-508 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Earnings announcements
Earnings surprises
Post-earnings announcement drift
Insider trading

Network centrality and delegated investment performance

Rossi, A., Blake, D., Timmermann, A., Tonks, I. & Wermers, R. 1 Apr 2018 In : Journal of Financial Economics. 128, 1, p. 183-206 55 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Network centrality
Investment performance
Risk-adjusted performance

Fund flows, manager changes and performance persistence

Bessler, W., Blake, D., Luckoff, P. & Tonks, I. 17 May 2017 In : Review of Finance. p. 1-37 37 p., rfx017

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mutual funds
Fund flows
Performance persistence

Institutional Investors and the QE Portfolio Balance Channel

Joyce, M. A. S., Liu, Z. & Tonks, I. Sep 2017 In : Journal of Money, Credit and Banking. 49, 6, p. 1225-1246 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Quantitative easing
Institutional investors
Corporate bonds
Pension funds
Government bonds
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New evidence on mutual fund performance: a comparison of alternative bootstrap methods

Blake, D., Caulfield, T., Ioannidis, C. & Tonks, I. 1 Jun 2017 In : Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis. 52, 3, p. 1-21

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Mutual fund performance
Fund managers
Bootstrap method
Confidence interval