Professor Owain ap Gwilym
Division: Financial Studies
Location: Room 1.17, Hen Goleg
Telephone: 01248 38 2176
Professor of Finance
Professor ap Gwilym has published over eighty academic research articles. His work has appeared in many internationally recognised journals such as Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of International Money and Finance, European Financial Management, Financial Analysts Journal, Journal of Futures Markets and Journal of Business Finance and Accounting. Previously he was Professor of Finance at Aberystwyth University, and he has also held academic posts at the universities of Southampton and Swansea.
He leads the credit ratings research group at Bangor, which includes Professor Rasha Alsakka, Dr Edward Jones, Dr Noemi Mantovan, Dr Gwion Williams, several PhD students and external associate members.
He has engaged in projects with various organisations including CFA UK, Chartered Banker Institute, Financial Times, Fitch Learning, Fitch Ratings, InteractiveData, Inquire, Moody’s Investors Service, Risk Books and Scottish Widows.
He is an associate editor of the European Journal of Finance.
PhD (Finance), University of Wales (Swansea).
BSc (Management Science), University of Wales (Swansea).
Roles within Bangor Business School
- Deputy Head of School.
- Director of Studies for taught postgraduate programmes in accounting, banking and finance.
Credit risk and credit ratings, European Banking Union, Market microstructure, Investment management.
I have supervised over 20 completed PhDs.
Some of my PhD graduates have subsequently held academic posts (up to professorial level) at the universities of Aberdeen, Bath, Coventry, East Anglia, Essex, Newcastle, Reading, Southampton, Strathclyde and Swansea, amongst others.
Journal of Banking and Finance, 2013-17.
International Review of Financial Analysis, 2011-17.
PhD external examinations
Universities of Bath, Bradford, Bristol, Cardiff, City University of London, Durham, Edinburgh, Hull, Manchester, Reading, Robert Gordon, Southampton, St Andrews, Swansea, Sydney.
MSc External Examination
Universities of Aston, Exeter, Lancaster, Manchester.
MBA External Examination
Cass Business School.
BSc External Examination
University of London (LSE), Cardiff.
Other indicators of the impact of research
Research profiled in the Financial Times and the New York Times.
Ranked as one of the top 30 most prolific authors in mathematical finance journals between 1999 and 2016, according to Samitas and Kampouris (2018, International Review of Financial Analysis). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.irfa.2017.11.006