Dr Giulia Fantini
Lecturer in Finance and Accounting
School of Business and Economics Administration
Telephone: (01792) 295775

Dr. Giulia Fantini is currently a lecturer in Finance and Accounting in the School of Management, Swansea University. She holds a European PhD in Economics from the University of Ferrara, Italy.

Her PhD thesis was a joint research between Cass Business School and University of Ferrara, which focused on the hedging activity of UK and Italian non-financial Small and Medium Enterprises by financial derivatives. Prior to joining Swansea University, she was a Research assistant at the Centre of Excellence SAFE – House of Finance – Goethe University, Frankfurt – Germany.

Her research interests essentially focus on risk management, corporate finance, corporate governance and executive compensation. Her current research concentrates on the use of financial derivatives by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the EU.

Areas of Expertise

  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Governance
  • Executive Compensation
  • Sovereig Debt
  • Risk Management
  • SMEs and Behavioral Accounting and Finance.


  1. & Does country-level governance enhance ethical behaviour of firms? An African perspective. International Journal of Law and Management 57(6), 582-599.
  2. The Asset Liability Management in Italian Public Entities. Journal of Economics, Business and Management 2(2), 163-167.
  3. Effetti sulle banche minori della crisi dei debiti sovrani in area euro. Argomenti 39, 71-88.


  • MN-M503 Financial Accounting

    This module will develop knowledge and skills in understanding and applying accounting standards and the conceptual framework underpinning financial statement preparation. Students will learn how to record individual transactions in line with International Financial Reporting Standards; prepare financial statements for single entities and for groups. The interpretation of ratios is covered in MN-M004.