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Centre for Global Finance


Welcome to the Centre for Global Finance

The Centre for Global Finance has been set up in the University of Nottingham Ningbo, China under the leadership of Sue Bishop, former British Consul General in Shanghai, with a generous donation from Mr. KK Chung, Chairman of the Maxdo Group Ltd, Hong Kong and a member of the Hunan Province People's Political Consultative Conference. The Centre's aim is to increase knowledge and understanding of a broad range of finance-related issues.  It has a particular focus on Zhejiang Province and the wider Yangtse River Delta region - the implications and practicalities of financial reform for Provincial finance institutions, and the developing trend of Zhejiang's entrepreneurs preparing to operate in the global market.  The Centre works closely with the China Policy Institute based in Nottingham, as well as other centres of excellence, such as the Centre for Management Buyout Research and the International Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility, both located in Nottingham University Business School.

Activities and Events

The Centre for Global Finance engages in broad-based research, the results of which will form part of a bi-annual publication series. It also offers tailored short courses and mid-career professional and executive training. It works closely with the UNNC School of International Business and brings in external speakers to complement the activities of the university's other research centres and institutes. 


Areas of research currently include issues surrounding financing for SMEs and private enterprise; the influence of foreign banks in China; social and environmental accounting; corporate social responsibility; staffing strategies in the financial sector; the exchange rate system and its impact; hedge funds, money markets and the Shanghai Stock Exchange; and credit risk control in the banking sector.

Contact information

For further information, please visit GFC website,

or contact the Head of the Centre for Global Finance Prof. Yongmin Zhang at