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Ferdinand Okoth Othieno
Research Director
My name is Ferdinand Othieno, the Practicing Scholar in Finance. I teach Finance at the School of Finance and Applied Economics (SFAE), Strathmore University. I earned my Masters in Banking and Finance from Moi University in 2011 and a Bachelor’s degree in Finance (First Class Honors) from Maseno University in 2006. I am a Certified Public Accountant of Kenya and a level III candidate in the Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA) program. I am fervently pursuing a PhD in Finance from the Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town.

I am actively involved in Financial Markets research. My past publications and books have been on the East African Community Common Market Integration and Common Currency Feasibility. I am currently carrying out research on the estimation and forecasting of the Equity Risk Premium in Africa. You can access some of my published and ongoing research work on the link Research.. I am fascinated by the theory and empirics of Asset Pricing, Corporate Finance and Valuation. I currently teaches Financial Modelling, Derivatives, Investment Strategies and Empirical Finance. Please follow the following link to read more on the courses on the link Teaching.    

Alongside teaching I head the Transaction Services division of Centerprise Africa Limited. I have offered Transaction Advisory services spanning Mergers & Acquisitions, Company Valuations, Capital Raising, due diligence and Financial Reporting assistance to clients across different sectors in East Africa. I am an avid trainer with over six years training experience gained while at Centerprise, Strathmore Business School and KPMG. I joined the Strathmore University faculty in 2012, having previously taught at KCA University and worked as a Corporate Finance Manager at KPMG. You can access my curriculum vitae on this link work Advisory. It has more stories on my advisory work.

Membership in professional bodies:
• Level 3 candidate in the CFA program
• Member Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya;
• Member of the Africa Econometric Society;
• Member of African Finance and Economics Association; and
• Member East Africa Society of Investment Professionals.

Othieno F. (2012): “Examining International Parity Relations between Kenya and Uganda: A Cointegrated Vector Autoregressive Approach” International Journal of Economics and Finance, Vol. 4, No. 6; June 2012, pp. 133 - 140

Othieno F. and Mwaniki G., (2012): Equity market regulation and dynamic event studies- A case of Kenya; International Mathematics Research Conference, Strathmore University, Nairobi, 26 July 2012

Othieno F. (2011): Evaluating the readiness of a regional block for a Common Currency: A Case Study of the East African Community; the 16th Annual Conference of the African Econometric Society, Kenya School of Monetary Studies, Nairobi, 14 July 2011

Contact Details

Madaraka Estate
Ole Sangale Road, PO Box 59857,
00200 City Square
Nairobi, Kenya
Tel: 0703-034000, 0703-034200



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