Dr Giulia Fantini
Lecturer in Finance and Accounting
Accounting & Finance
Telephone: (01792) 295775
Room: Office 230 - 230
Second Floor
School of Management
Bay Campus

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. Cambrera, D., Colonnello, S., Curatola, G., Fantini, G. Abandon Ship: Deferred Compensation and Risk-Taking Incentives in Bad Times SAFE Working Paper 160
  2. Cambrea, D., Colonnello, S., Curatola, G., Fantini, G. CEO investment of deferred compensation plans and firm performance Journal of Business Finance & Accounting
  3. Fantini, G., Oldani, C. Le Regioni italiane a Statuto Ordinario e i derivati OTC Rivista Bancaria Minerva Bancaria 1
  4. Agyemang, O., Fantini, G., Ansong, A. Unearthing the Integral Determinants of Foreign Ownership Prevalence of Companies in Africa: Role of Country-level Governance Journal of African Business 17 2 225 253

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  • MN-3536 Financial Accounting 3

    The purpose of the module is to complete the students' knowledge of financial reporting standards in particular those relating to more complex transactions.Students will be encouraged to engage in debate about current accounting issues and to explore professional judgement and how it is exercised.Students will continue to develop their awareness of personal responsibility and professional codes of conduct incorporating an ethical dimension into their work.

  • 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.


  • Paper 1: Can Tone and Readability of Annual Reports Give Insights into Firm Performance?«br /» «br /» Paper 2: Can CEOs' age affect tone and readability of annual reports? (current)

    Other supervisor: Dr Hussein Halabi
    Other supervisor: Dr Tim Zhou