Hello and welcome to this page. I am Alper Kara and this website provides some information about my research interests and activities. Currently, I am a member of the faculty as a professor of finance at the Huddersfield Business School, University of Huddersfield. I have not been an academic all my professional life as, after completing an Economics degree, I started to work (in 1999) as a bond and FX trader. Getting a British Council chevening scholarship to study a masters degree has attracted me to academia, and I studied for MBA and PhD degrees at the University of Wales, Bangor. Since 2005, I have worked in various capacities in a number of universities.
I am an experienced teacher and enjoy teaching in the areas of banking, finance and economics at all levels (UG, PG and Executive Education). I taught modules in Singapore, Hong Kong, Bahrain and Kazakhstan. I acted as an external examiner in various business schools. I am particularly interested in integrating Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters Eikon platforms into the design of modules and degree programmes.
Recently published work, working papers and media commentary
Do investors value frequent issuers in securitization? (2021), academic article