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Xun Lei

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Dr. Xun Lei obtained his PhD in finance from University of Leicester in 2018. He joined International Business School Suzhou at XJTLU in 2021. Previously he worked as Lecturer in Banking Finance at University of Northampton from 2018 to 2020 with extensive teaching experience in International Finance, Corporate Finance and Portfolio Management. Xun also had rich industry experience in the Chinese market. He worked as Macro Analyst at CIB Research from 2020 to 2021.Xuns primary research interests revolve around asset pricing and investment strategies. More specifically, he interested in whether asset prices reflect available information efficiently or merely follow the behavioural tendencies of traders. More recently, he concentrated his research efforts on examining the interplay between financial markets and political development, as well as the impact of policy uncertainties. His other research interests include asset pricing, investor sentiment, and green finance.

Research interests

Asset Pricing and Policy Uncertainty/Political Development

Investor Sentiment and Behavioural Finance


Assistant Professor of Finance, Xian Jiaotong-Liverpool University, 2021 to present

Macro Analyst, CIB Economic Research and Consulting, 2020 to 2021

Lecturer in Banking Finance, University of Northampton, 2018 to 2020


Portfolio Management, University of Northamtpon, 2019/2020

Corporate Finance, University of Northampton, 2019/2020

International Finance, University of Northampton, 2019/2020

FIN104 Introduction to Finance

FIN402 Money and Banking

Awards and honours

2022-24, Jiangsu SC Programme

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Leicester - 2018

MFin, University of Glasgow - 2012

BSc, Zhejiang University of Finance and Economics - 2011

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