Dr Vu Quang Trinh (Rainy)

PhD, MSc, BSc in Finance

Biography

Dr Vu Quang Trinh (Rainy) is an international academic expert in the areas of corporate governance and global financial management. Rainy's publications appear in world-leading and internationally excellent research journals (e.g. 3* ABS; ISI; Q1 Scopus) such as The European Journal of Finance, Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, and International Journal of Banking, Accounting and Finance. He has also several papers submitted to 3* or 4* journals.

At present, Rainy is the module leader for BIA0044 - Personal Financial Planning, and delivering some lectures/tutorials for other accounting/finance modules including Finance for managers (postgraduate level), Accounting Information System (Undergraduate level) and Professional Aspects of Business (Undergraduate level). Prior to joining Huddersfield, Rainy worked at Newcastle University (2015-2019), University of Economics and Finance HCM City (2012-2013), and TQT Constructions & Investment Joint Stock Company (2008-2012). During his academic career, Rainy has taught several finance, accounting and economics modules at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Rainy has successfully passed his viva for a Doctoral degree in Finance and Accounting at Newcastle University (UK) on 24 of June 2019. He was awarded a Master’s (MSc) in Finance with a distinction and he was ranked second in the whole cohort at Northumbria University (UK). He earned a Bachelor’s degree (BSc) in Finance and Banking from the University of Economics with first-class honours and top graduates. He had received several international funding, bursaries, scholarships and other awards. Typically, he was awarded the scholarship " SCIC - Fostering young talents 2011", one of the most prestigious awards from State Capital Investment Corporation (SCIC) - A strategic investor of the Vietnamese government. This competitive scholarship was only offered to the top 19 most excellent undergraduates across the country. Rainy is, at present, pursuing the Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and Higher Education Postgraduate Certificate. He is a member of the European Accounting Association (EAA) and the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management (EIASM).

He is the external reviewer of Corporate Ownership and Control Journal. He was in the top 10% of Authors on SSRN by total new downloads within 12 month in 2018. Also, his paper, female leadership and value creation: evidence from London stock exchange, was listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list for: ERN: Econometric Studies of Corporate Governance and IO: Firm Structure, Purpose, Organisation and Contracting eJournal, in several consecutive weeks (2018).

Rainy’s primary interests lie in the field of Corporate Finance & Investments; Corporate Governance & Board Busyness; Investment Appraisals; Financial Markets; Financial Risk Management; Asset Pricing Models. Particularly, Rainy is concerned with the study of corporate governance quality, from both an empirical and practical perspective, over a broad range of financial decisions, financial strength and financial flexibility of worldwide (US/UK and global) banking institutions. He aims to provide a deeper understanding of why banks make the financial decisions they do; for example, why do they pay dividends? How do they employ dividend strategies to reduce potential agency conflicts of interests? How do dividend strategies link to other financial indicators and corporate governance quality?

Furthermore, much of recent work of Rainy has been on board busyness and quality of corporate governance mechanism worldwide, particularly in contexts of ethical finance and religious norms. He has an expertise in developing experimental models, new digital software, and utilising comprehensive datasets in order to examine contemporary issues or debates affecting subject areas like gender, governance and compensation within financial and non-financial institutions, with the aim of presenting informative and conclusive global evidence.

Rainy is always interested in discussing research proposals with any prospective PhD students.

 

Research Expertise and Interests

Rainy’s primary interests lie in the field of Corporate Finance & Investments; Corporate Governance & Board Busyness; Investment Appraisals; International Finance & Financial Markets; International Financial Risk Management; Asset Pricing Models; Al, Fintech, Block-chains & Cryptocurrency; and Application of Advanced Statistical Methods and Financial Matrix Techniques to Higher Education.

 

Selected Publications

[1] Trinh V.Q., Elnahas M., Salama A., Izzeldin M., Jul 2019. Board Busyness, Performance and Financial Stability: Does Bank Type Matter? In: European Journal of Finance. DOI: 10.1080/1351847X.2019.1636842 (3* rated ABS; ISI; Q1 Scopus) (ePub ahead of Print)

[2] Elnahas M., Omoteso, K., Salama A., Trinh V.Q., 2019. (Alphabet order). Differential Market Valuations of Board Busyness across Alternative Banking Models. In: Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting. (3* rated ABS; ISI; Q1 Scopus) (ePub ahead of Print)

[3] Cao, D.N., Trinh, V.Q., Nguyen, T.Q., 2020. Is the Era of the Day-of-the-Week Anomaly Over? International Journal of Banking, Accounting & Finance. (ePub ahead of Print)

[4] Luu, H.N., Trinh, V.Q, Vu, N.H., 2017. Does Foreign Direct Investment Accelerate Vietnamese Economic Growth? – A Simultaneous Equations Approach. In: Journal of Developing Areas, fall 2017, 51(4), pp. 331-345. (1* rated ABS; ABDC; Q1 Scopus 2002)

[5] Trinh, V.Q., Pham, H.T., Pham, T.N., Nguyen, G.T., 2018. Female Leadership and Value Creation: Evidence from London Stock Exchange. In: Corporate Ownership and Control, 15(2). (Q3 Scimago Journal Rank 2018; ABDC, EBSCO, AACSB)

[6] Trinh, V.Q., Karki, D., Ghimire, B., 2016. Systematic Risk Determinants of Stock Returns after Financial Crisis: Evidence from United Kingdom. In: Journal of Finance & Investment Analysis, 5(1), pp. 1-28 (AIDEA; Full-text archives in University Library, Cambridge)

[7] Trinh, V.Q., Karki, D., Ghimire, B., 2018. Systematic Risk Determinants of Stock Returns after Financial Crisis: Fama-French three-factor Model vs CAPM. Monograph Book, 2018, SIA OmniScriptum Publishing, Europe.

[8] Trinh, V.Q., et al. 2011. Estimating Stock Bubbles in Vietnam Stock market 2000-2011 (in Vietnamese). Awarded Research Project. University of Economics HCM city, Vietnam.

[9] Trinh, V.Q., et al. 2011. Capital Structure for SMEs companies in Vietnam (in Vietnamese). Awarded Research Project. University of Economics HCM city, Vietnam.

 

Conference Presentations & Conference Papers Accepted

[1] Board Busyness and Financial Stability: Does Bank Type Matter? 8th International Conference: Financial Engineering and Banking Society - Febs2018 (4-6 June, 2018). Rome, Italia. Paper accepted & presented.

[2] Compensation and Busy Directors: Their Value Relevance in a Dual-Banking System. 2017. 41st Annual EAA Congress, European Accounting Association, Milan, Italia. Paper accepted & presented.

[3] The Value Relevance of Board compensation: Does Bank Type Matter? 9th Foundation of Islamic Finance, 2017 Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK. Paper accepted & presented.

[4] Dividend Pay-out and Boards Busyness: An International Evidence on Alternative Banking Models. The 2019 Cross Country Perspectives in Finance (CCPF) Conference, hosting a special theme of Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money (JIFMIM). Jinan, China. Paper accepted.

[5] Board Busyness and Payouts Strategies: Evidence from Alternative Dividends Model. 10th International Research Meeting in Business and Management 2019. France. Paper accepted & presented.

[6] Value Relevance of Board Compensation: Evidence from Alternative Banking Systems. The 12th International Conference for Islamic Economics and Finance 2019. Paper accepted.

[7] Board Busyness and Financial Stability: Does Bank Type matter? 8th International Conference on Islamic Banking and Finance 2017. Muscat, Oman. Paper accepted & presented.

[8] Systematic risk determinants of stock returns after financial crisis: Evidence from United Kingdom. Annual Vietnam Academic Research Conference on Global Business, Economics, Finance & Social Sciences 2016. Hanoi, Vietnam. Paper accepted.

[9] Factors influencing the likelihood to fail a master dissertation proposal: A logit-probit analysis and propensity score matching technique. 15th Annual International Conference 2019. University of Wales Trinity St David. Politics and the role of education: divergence and convergence. British Educational Studies Association. Paper accepted (with Bursary).

[10] Factors influencing the likelihood to fail a master dissertation proposal: A logit-probit analysis and propensity score matching technique. The IAFOR International Conference on Education - Hawaii (IICEHawaii2020 – 10-12 Jan). Hawaii Convention Center, Hawaii, USA. Paper accepted.

[11] Gender Diversity, Female Executives and Firm Financial Stability. Seventeenth Asia-Pacific Conference on Global Business, Economics, Finance & Social Sciences (AP18Hong Kong Conference). January 19-20, 2018. Paper accepted.

[12] Board Busyness and Payouts Strategies: Evidence from Alternative Dividends Models. 2019 Paris Financial Management Conference (Accepted by 8 of September, 2019)

 

Teaching Portfolio in Higher Education

Module leader:

2019-2020: Personal Financial Planning (Undergraduate Year 2), University of Huddersfield

 

Lecturer:

2019-2020: Finance for managers (Postgraduate), University of Huddersfield

2019-2020: Accounting (Undergraduate Year 3), University of Huddersfield

2019-2020: Accounting Information System (Undergraduate Year 2), University of Huddersfield

 

Postgraduate demonstrators:

2015-2019: International Finance and Financial Markets (Postgraduate), Newcastle University

2017-2018: International Money and Banking (Postgraduate), Newcastle University

2015-2019: International Financial Management (Undergraduate Year 3), Newcastle University

2015-2019: Corporate Finance (Undergraduate Year 2), Newcastle University

2015-2019: Economics Analysis (Undergraduate Year 1), Newcastle University

2016-2017: Economics Application ((Undergraduate Year 1), Newcastle University

2016-2019: Management Accounting (Undergraduate Year 3), Newcastle University

2018-2019: Accounting & Finance for Non-Specialist (Undergraduate Year 2), Newcastle University

2018-2019: Introduction to Accounting & Finance (Undergraduate Year 2), Newcastle University

2012-2013: Corporate Finance (Undergraduate Year 3), University of Economics & Finance HCM City

 

Journal Reviewers

  •   Corporate Ownership & Control Journal

 

Memberships in Academic Associations/Centres

  •   2018-ongoing: European Accounting Association (EAA)
  •   2018-ongoing: European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management (EIASM)
  •   2015-ongoing: Accounting and Finance (A&F) Research Community, Newcastle University, UK
  •   2019-ongoing: Centre for Sustainability, Responsibility, Governance and Ethics (SURGE), Huddersfield University, UK
  •   2015-2019: Northern Advanced Research Training Initiative (NARTI), North of England, UK

 

Education Certificates & Research Training

  •   Currently pursuing Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (HEA)
  •   Introduction to Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (ILTHE)
  •   GTA teaching certificate, UK Professional Standard Framework for teaching and supporting learning in higher education, Economics Network
  •   Postgraduate Certificate in Research Training in the Social Sciences, Newcastle University, United Kingdom
  •   Advanced Econometric Analysis using Panel Data. Northern Advanced Research Training Initiative (NARTI), partner with Durham University, United Kingdom.
  •   Training courses in STATA, SPSS, EViews and Excel for time-series and panel data analysis

 

Research Grants, Funding & Scholarships

  •   Huddersfield University, PMP Research fund.
  •   £2000 International Conference Funding, 41st Annual EAA Congress at Italy, funded by Newcastle University, UK.
  •   £1000 International Conference Funding, 9thFoundation of Islamic Finance at Lancaster University, funded by Newcastle University, UK.
  •   Conference Bursary, 15th Annual International Conference 2019. University of Wales Trinity St David. Politics and the role of education: divergence and convergence. British Educational Studies Association.
  •   Special Scholarship from State Capital Investment Corporation SCIC (Unique State Corporation): “Fostering Young Talents” for the top students of Vietnam with excellent personal characteristics and performance.
  •   4-year Scholarship, Undergraduate level, HCMC University of Economics, Vietnam.
  •   PhD/master scholarship, Northumbria University, UK.

 

Bibliographic Links

Scopus: https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=57209746883&fbclid=IwAR3kD4JrRLUDj9UC4EhhV0uSm2bhVEHY8n3kFcOK6eWBh6bqByqxo5NqbwI

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Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=DVsQwRgAAAAJ&hl=en

ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2606-2958

IDEAS: https://ideas.repec.org/f/ptr370.html

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