Dr Gwion Williams

Lecturer in Finance

Contact info

Division: Financial Studies

Location: Room 0.15, Hen Goleg

Telephone: 01248 38 3959

Email: gwion.williams@bangor.ac.uk



Lecturer in Finance

Gwion Williams is a Lecturer in Finance in Bangor Business School. He has been with the business school since 2007 when he undertook his MSc in Finance course. He then worked as a research assistant on an ESRC funded project looking at opportunistic managerial behaviour around the times of share option grants in the UK. He did his PhD in Finance between 2009 - 2013 in Bangor, and has held the position of Lecturer in Finance since September 2012. 

His research interest is in sovereign credit ratings and their effects on world markets and banks, and he is a member of the credit ratings research group at Bangor. He also has research interests in executive remuneration. 


Roles within Bangor Business School


  • Director of Postgraduate Taught Programmes in Business, Management & Marketing (March 2021 - Present)
  • Postgraduate Exam Board Chair in Business, Management & Marketing (March 2021 - Present)
  • Staff-Student Liaison Committee Postgraduate Taught (March 2021 - Present)
  • College of Arts, Humanities and Business Postgraduate Taught Committee (March 2021 - Present)
  • BBS Teaching and Learning Committee (September 2016 – Present)
  • Pwyllgor Addysgu a Dysgu Cyfrwng Cymraeg (September 2013 – Present)
  • Postgraduate and undergraduate teaching
  • Postgraduate dissertation supervision
  • Personal Tutor
  • Moderator in the Chartered Banker MBA programme



  • Director of Postgraduate Research (August 2017 - September 2020)
  • Doctoral School Board (August 2017 – September 2020)
  • College Postgraduate Research Committee (August 2017 – September 2020)
  • School Lead in Quantitative Methods Modules (September 2016 – September 2020)
  • Deputy Director of Postgraduate Research (September 2015 - August 2017)
  • Senate Postgraduate Committee (September 2015 - August 2017)
  • Research Degree Committee (September 2015 - August 2017)



PhD in Finance

MSc in Finance

BSc in Astrophysics




MCMI - Member of the Chartered Management Institute - recognition of status as a professional manager, demonstrating your commitment to continuing professional development (CPD) and to CMI’s Code of Professional Conduct and Practice.

Teaching and Supervision

Current undergraduate teaching

  • ASB-1114 Business Analytics

  • ADB-1114 Dulliau Dadansoddi Busnes

  • ASB-3001 Market Risk Analytics

Current postgraduate teaching

  • ASB-4417 Market Risk Analytics


PhD Supervision

Recently completed

  • Sandy Paola Perez Robles. 'Credit Ratings in the Insurance Sector' - 2022
  • Ho Phuong Lan Dang. 'The impact of the transactional website adoption on banks’ performance' - 2022 
  • Anne Collis. Management - 2021
  • Bouchra Benzennou. 'The Market Microstructure of Stock Futures and Equity Options' - 2017



Contact Info

Division: Financial Studies

Location: Room 0.15, Hen Goleg

Telephone: 01248 38 3959

Email: gwion.williams@bangor.ac.uk

Postgraduate Project Opportunities

I will consider supervising exceptional applicants at PhD level in the following research areas:

  • Financial Sector Credit Ratings
  • Sovereign Credit Ratings
  • Regulation and the Credit Rating Agencies
  • Executive pay


Recent Conference Presentations

  • British Accounting and Finance Association Annual Conference Nottingham University April 2022 - working paper titled: A 'green light' for executive pay? Shareholder monitoring and pay-for-carbon performance


  • Best Paper Award - 1st Conference on International, Sustainable and Climate Finance and Growth, University of Naples, "Parthenope", June 2022. Paper titled: A 'green light' for executive pay? shareholder monitoring and pay-for-carbon-performance. Co-authored with Danial Hemmings and Lynn Hodgkinson. 

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