Syed is currently working as a Senior Lecturer in Finance at the School of Management, Swansea University. He is also Deputy Head of Hawkes Centre for Empirical Finance. He received his PhD on Asymmetries in the Macro/Financial Time Series from University of Southampton. He holds teaching fellowship of the UK Higher Education Authority.
His research interests include asymmetries and nonlinearities, international financial markets, asset pricing and modelling volatility and economic uncertainty.
His current teaching responsibilities include international corporate finance and empirical finance at the postgraduate level.
His research has been published in various reputed international journals including, International Review of Financial Analysis, Journal of International Financial Markets and Institutions and International Journal of Finance and Economics.