Vicky Lee

Dr Vicky Lee PhD, MSc, BA

Lecturer in Finance

Vicky is a lecturer (assistant professor) in finance at the University of Greenwich, with a research focus on corporate finance and M&A. She received her bachelor's degree from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, U.S. and her MSc in International Securities, Investment and Banking & PhD degree in Finance from the ICMA Centre, Henley Business School, University of Reading, UK. She started as a Lecturer in Finance from the University of Greenwich as of 2021 and is currently under the research track.

Responsibilities within the university

-Teaching the following modules:

  • Finance (BSc)
  • Principles of Finance (MSc)
  • Managing Business and Finance (BSc)

-Actively working on several research projects

  • presenting papers in prestigious global conferences in the field of finance
  • contributing to REF by aiming publications in high-ranking finance journals (ABS 3*/4*)

-Personal tutor for a group of first-year Finance and Investment students (Personal Professional Development, PPD)

-Supervising 6 MSc students for their dissertation

-Working toward PGCert (HE Teaching Qualification)


‘Financial Leaders of Tomorrow’ summer exchange program scholarship from China’s PBC

School of Finance, Tsinghua University (2015)


Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI Diploma)

Fixed Income Certificate (FIC)

Research / Scholarly interests

Vicky's  research focus is on topics in corporate finance and corporate restructuring, including mergers and acquisitions and divestitures involving financial intermediaries (investment banks) and bank holding companies. She is also working on a research project on institutional climate resilience in pursuit of ACU Commonwealth Climate Resilience Challenge Grants.

Her future research interest extends to corporate governance, corporate social responsibility, climate finance, institutional racism, gender inequality, money laundering and shell companies.

Key funded projects

Lee, V. (2023). Bank divestiture: New evidence. Working Paper.

(This research is being internally funded by PEGFA Internal Funding with approx. £3400 in grant)

Recent publications

Alexandridis, G., Antypas, N., &Lee, V. (2023). Do boutique investment banks have Midas touch? Evidence from M&As.European Financial Management

Lee, V. & Panagiotou, P. (2023). Bank divestiture: New evidence. Working Paper.

Lee, V. (2023). The role of divestiture during periods of economic crisis. Working Paper.

Han, T. & Lee, V. (2023) Green Ivy League? UK Higher Education Institutions’ Ambitious Pledge to Net Zero.


-2022 Financial Management Association (FMA) Global Conference

-2021 European Financial Management Association (EFMA) Conference

-2021 International Conference of the French Finance Association

-2019 Australian Finance and Banking Conference