Areas of Expertise
Ishmael Maina Macharia

I am an Assistant Lecturer at the School of Finance and Applied Economics. My research interests are primarily in value investing, portfolio management and venture capital. In addition I hold a Master in Commerce (Finance) from Strathmore University and have completed all three levels of the Chartered Financial Analyst exam of the CFA Institute.

Interesting Reads
  1. The Empty Raincoat by Charles Handy
  2. Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
  3. A Colossal Failure of Common Sense by Patrick Robinson
  4. War of the Worlds by HG Wells
Research interests
  1. Determinants of Capital Structure of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises in Nairobi, Kenya.
  2. Innovative Financing for Water Resources and Services conference training (2011) followed by a book chapter (unpublished) with the same title

After Hours

  1. Reading history in particular of politics, economics and wars since time immemorial
  2. Watching documentaries of the natural world
  3. Excursions including mountain climbing and sightseeing

Contact Details

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