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Professor of Financial Analysis

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Bill Rees is Professor of Financial Analysis at the University of Edinburgh Business School. He is also a Fellow of the ICAEW, holds a PhD from the University of Glasgow and an MBA from the University of Liverpool.

Before joining the University of Edinburgh he has worked at the Universities of Newcastle, Strathclyde, Glasgow and most recently Amsterdam where he was Director of the Business School.

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Research Interests

Bill's research focusesĀ on:

  • investment analysts and analysis
  • international accounting practices
  • earnings quality
  • firm valuation including the impact of governance
  • dividend policy
  • international diversification
  • exchange rate exposure
  • engagement and ESG

He is the author of Financial Analysis, now in its second edition, and sits on the editorial board of ABR, JBFA, EAR, REFC and BAR. Recent publications have appeared, or are forthcoming, in JBFA, EAR, JSFI and CGIR.

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