Hugh Colaco, PhD, CFA

Finance Group

Hugh Colaco

Position: Lecturer
Phone:+44(0)121 204 3193
Email: h.colaco@aston.ac.uk Room: ABS417

  • CFA® charterholder, CFA Institute, Charlottesville, VA, USA, November 2010
  • Ph.D. in Finance, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA, December 2006
  • M.B.A. in Finance, Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH, USA, May 1998
  • B.Com., Financial Accounting & Auditing, University of Bombay, India, April 1986
  • Lecturer in Finance, Aston Business School, Birmingham, United Kingdom, 2011 to present

  • Assistant Professor of Finance, Merrimack College, North Andover, MA, USA, 2010-2011

  • Assistant Professor of Finance, Simmons College, Boston, MA, USA, 2006-2010

  • Instructor in Finance, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA, 2001-2006

  • I have taught finance classes at the undergraduate, MBA, and MSc levels for the past thirteen years in the United States and United Kingdom. Classes taught include Financial Management, Corporate Finance, Investments, Fixed Income, Derivatives, Risk Management & Insurance, Life Insurance & Retirement Security, Personal Finance, and CFA® Track workshop by Aston University.

  • For the academic year 2013-14, I will be teaching the following MSc modules:-
    BFM102 Valuation of Investments (Fixed income material from CFA Program)
    CFA® Track workshop by Aston University (CFA Program Level I exam material)

Corporate Finance (especially Initial Public Offerings)
  • CFA Institute

  • Financial Management Association


Journal Articles

  • Hugh Colaco, Paul Myers, and Mindell Nitkin, “Pathways to Leadership: Board Independence, Diversity, and the Emerging Pipeline in the U.S. for Women Directors,” International Journal of Disclosure & Governance, May 2011, pp. 122-147. [Recipient of 2012 KPMG Outstanding Published Manuscript Award from the Gender Issues & Work-Life Balance Section of the American Accounting Association]

  • Hugh Colaco, Chinmoy Ghosh, John Knopf, and John Teall, “IPOs, clustering, indirect learning and filing independently,” Journal of Banking and Finance, November 2009, pp. 2070-2079.

Book Chapter

  • Hugh Colaco and Shantaram P. Hegde, "Underwriter reputation, bookbuilding and IPO duration " in Handbook of Research on IPOs, 2013, Edward Elgar publishing.

Working papers

  • Hugh Colaco and Shantaram P. Hegde, “Do firms that go public quickly perform better?” [Best Paper Award (2nd prize) at 2012 India Finance Conference held at Indian Institute of Management Calcutta].

  • Hugh Colaco, Amedeo De Cesari, and Shantaram P. Hegde, "Retail investor attention and IPO valuation" [Best Paper Award (2nd prize) at 2013 India Finance Conference held at Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad].

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