Dr Valeriya Vitkova is a Research Fellow at the Cass M&A Research Centre (MARC). Since joining MARC, she has been involved in a number of projects related to topics such as shareholder activism, corporate restructuring, acquisitions of distressed companies, post-acquisition performance and the role of institutional investors, joint ventures and strategic alliances as well as the Cass MARC M&A Maturity Index.
Valeriya teaches principles of finance at the undergraduate level at Cass Business School. She has presented her research at many international conferences and published her research articles in top-tier finance journals including the Journal of Business Finance and Accounting and the European Journal of Finance. Dr Vitkova has also published a chapter in the book: ‘International Banking in the New Era: Post-crisis Challenges and Opportunities’. She graduated from Cass Business School (PhD and MSc).
Valeriya obtained international experience when working as a financial analyst at the United Nations World Food Programme in Italy. Dr Vitkova has been involved in a number of consultancy projects for the global technology provider of content management and collaboration solutions Intralinks. The projects relate to the analysis of M&A information leakage and the factors that make companies attractive acquisition targets.