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Andrew Urquhart

Andrew Urquhart

Associate Professor of Finance, ICMA Centre, Henley Business School, University of Reading
Dr Andrew Urquhart is Associate Professor of Finance at the ICMA Centre, Henley Business School. Dr Andrew joined the ICMA Centre in September 2018 and holds a PhD from Newcastle University where his thesis examined the Adaptive Market Hypothesis and investor sentiment in extreme circumstance. He also holds a MSc Finance (distinction) and BA (Hons) in Economics and Politics, also from Newcastle University.

Andrew’s main research interests are financial markets, investor behaviour, high-frequency trading, cryptocurrencies and investor sentiment. He has published over 20 papers in a range of leading international journals such as the Journal of Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, Quantitative Finance, the European Journal of Finance, Economics Letters, International Review of Financial Analysis and many others.

His research has received considerable attention, with well over 250 citations. He regularly presents his work at leading international conferences such as the Financial Management Association, INFINITI, Paris Financial Management, British Accounting and Finance Association, European Financial Management Association, Economic History Society and Forecasting Financial Markets conferences. He has also received over £500,000 in research income and acted as a reviewer for leading journals such as the Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, the International Journal of Forecasting, the European Journal of Finance, Economics Letters and many others. Andrew is also an associate editor at the European Journal of Finance (3*), International Review of Financial Analysis (3*) and Research in International Business and Finance (2*).

He is also an external examiner for Imperial College London for their summer school programme. Recently, Andrew received the best paper award at the 2018 Cryptocurrency Research Conference, Cambridge, UK. In 2017, Andrew was awarded the Deans award for leadership in research and he was also awarded the Tom Fetherston award for the best paper in International Review of Financial Analysis in 2013. He is currently working on projects involving high-frequency trading, CEO education and the effect on firm performance, as well as numerous projects related to cryptocurrencies and their impact on financial markets and society.

Digital Currency Revolution

Bitcoin is halving again – what does that mean for the cryptocurrency and the market?

Apr 22, 2024 03:28 am UTC| Insights & Views Digital Currency

Bitcoin, the largest and most talked about digital asset, has been on a rollercoaster of a ride since its launch in January 2009. With a market capitalisation that reached a high of more than US$1.4 trillion (1.125...

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With bitcoin hitting new highs, it’ll likely reach the US$100,000 milestone before 2024 is out

Mar 13, 2024 10:53 am UTC| Digital Currency

Cryptocurrencies are surging again. Bitcoin has just hit an all-time high of more than US$72,000 (56,300), pushing past the level of circa US$69,000 where it turned back during its last bull phase in late 2021. Other...

Digital Currency Revolution

Bitcoin: four reasons why the price should surge in 2024

Jan 08, 2024 22:23 pm UTC| Digital Currency

The year 2023 will be remembered as turbulent for cryptocurrencies, with numerous important developments that ultimately helped to clean up the space to potentially make it more attractive to mainstream investors. Notably...

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US regulators continue crypto crackdown - but here's why the latest charges are different

Jun 19, 2023 06:24 am UTC| Law

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) sued the cryptocurrency platform Coinbase shortly after launching a lawsuit against the worlds largest cryptocurrency exchange, Binance. This isnt the first time Binance...

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What Binance's US lawsuit says about the future for cryptocurrency regulation

Apr 05, 2023 13:07 pm UTC| Digital Currency Law

The worlds largest cryptocurrency exchange, Binance, has been hit with a lawsuit by US regulator the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). This is not the first time a cryptocurrency exchange has been charged by a...

Digital Currency Revolution

Why sports sponsorship is unlikely to save cryptocurrency firms from 'crypto winter'

Dec 08, 2022 10:48 am UTC| Digital Currency

If you have been watching the Fifa World Cup in Qatar closely, you will have noticed the advertising on the hoardings around the pitch. Alongside the usual names Adidas, Coca-Cola, Visa there are some new ones, including...

Digital Currency Revolution

Crypto crash: market volatility is testing investor will but crypto-enthusiasts still see a future for the asset class

Jun 23, 2022 16:18 pm UTC| Digital Currency

Bitcoin, the original cryptocurrency, remains a bellweather for the sector. It hit an all-time high of more than US$68,000 (55,600) in November 2021, when the overall value of the cryptocurrency market was close to US$3...

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Economy

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Science

Peter Higgs was one of the greats of particle physics. He transformed what we know about the building blocks of the universe

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Technology

Shiba Inu's Burn Rate Surges 2200%, Fuels Bullish Sentiment and Speculation on Future Price Gains

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Robinhood Unveils SHIB, AVAX, and COMP Listings for New York Traders, Expanding Crypto Access

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Hong Kong's First Bitcoin and Ether ETFs Set to Begin Trading April 30, Official Approval Granted

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