Rajesh Mohnot

Rajesh Mohnot

Associate Professor,Head of Finance Department
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Dr. Rajesh Mohnot is Associate Professor of Finance at Ajman University. He earned his Ph.D. in finance from JNV University, India. Rajesh has worked in Singapore, Malaysia, India, and the UAE. He has published in refereed and peer-reviewed international level ranked journals. He presented papers at international conferences in the USA, Costa Rica, Japan, U.K., Hawaii, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, UAE, India, and Austria. Some of his research papers were awarded the best paper awards. Rajesh’s research interests span from financial markets volatility to the prediction of stock market returns, market efficiency, risk management, valuation, restructuring, corporate governance, among others. Dr Rajesh has done extensive corporate consulting and delivered numerous training programs to bankers and corporate executives. He has been awarded MFP and RBA from American Academy of Financial Management, USA. He is member of advisory board of several professional organizations and journals.

Education
  • Ph.D. in Finance, JNV University, India, 1993
  • PGCert in HE, Middlesex University, UK, 2011
  • M.Com, JNV University, India, 1990
  • B.Com. (Hons.), JNV University, India 1987
Experience
  • Associate Professor, Department of Finance, Ajman University, UAE, 2019 to current
  • Senior Lecturer & Research Chair, Middlesex University Dubai, UAE, 2009-2019
  • Head, Department of Finance & MBA Coordinator, Ajman University, UAE, 2003-2009
  • Head, FTMS Business School, FTMS DeMontfort University, Singapore, 2002-2003
  • Assistant Professor, Univesity Tenaga Nasional, Malaysia, 2000-2002
  • Assistant Professor, SNPJ College, JNV University, India, 1991-2000
  • Consultant, Simraj Finance & Investments Ltd, India (1996-2000)
  • Guest Editor, International Journal of Strategic Business Alliances, 2014
  • Editorial Adviser, The International Journal of Business & Finance Research, IBFR, USA
  • Consultant & Trainer, Banks and financial institutions, Singapore, Malaysia, UAE, India
  • Keynote Speaker, Transforming Risks into Opportunities, Accounting & Finance Show, Dubai, UAE, 2018
Teaching Area
  • Financial Management, Financial statement analysis, Valuation, Financial risk management, Advanced Corporate finance, International finance, Derivatives, Securities Analysis and Portfolio Management, Issues in Islamic Finance, Project Finance, Money and Banking, Financial Institutions and Markets
Research
  • Market Efficiency; Volatility Estimation and Forecasting; Corporate Governance
  • Behavioral Finance; Mergers & Restructuring; Valuation
Publications
  • Mohnot, R. (2019). Examining Granger Causality in the Behavioral Reactions of Institutional Investors. Review of Pacific Basin Financial Markets and Policies
  • Mohnot, R. and Hyland, L. (2018). Research Matters Newsletter, 6 Volumes, published biannually, Middlesex University Dubai
  • Mohnot, R., Mohnot, R. and Muralidharan, P. (2017). Role of Electronic Trading in Emerging Stock Markets Performance. International Journal of Business Forecasting and Marketing Intelligence, Vol 3, No. 4. PP 388-406
  • Mohnot, R. (2016). Exploring Optimal Portfolio Opportunities in Indian Stock Markets. International Journal of Economics and Business Research, Vol 11, No. 4., PP 336-346
  • Mohnot, R. (2016). Resilience of Islamic Financial System during Crisis Period. International Journal of Excellence in Islamic Banking and Finance, Vol 5, Issue 2, PP 1-16
  • Mohnot, R. and Hussain, F. (2014). Strategic Business Issues in the Competitive Global Marketplace. International Journal of Strategic Business Alliances, Vol 3, No 4
  • Sayani, H., Kumar, V., and Mohnot, R. (2013). Evaluating Performance of Islamic Banks in the Wake of Global Crisis. Middlesex University Dubai Research Series Working Paper 31
  • Mohnot, R. (2011). Forecasting FOREX in Turbulent Times. Global Journal of Business Research, Vol 5, Issue 1
  • Mohnot, R. (2010). Performance Measurement Strategy in Aviation Industry: A Reference to Low-Cost Carrier Segment. International Journal of Excellence in Tourism, Hospitality and Catering, Vol 3, Issue 1, Spring
  • Mohnot, R. (2009). Examining Volatility Clustering in Exchange Rates of Emerging Markets. Al Ghurair University Journal of Management, PP 13-31, Vol 1, Issue 1, Spring
  • Mohnot, R. (2007). Changing Pattern of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Asian Region: Issues, Motives and Strategies for Economic Development. World Review of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development Journal, PP 158-169, Vol 3, No.2
  • Mohnot, R. and Yusoff, W.F.W. (2006). Emerging Trends in Asian Financial Markets: Evidences From Malaysia During The Last Decade And Its Economic Implications. In K. Fatemi (Ed.), Globalization And East Asia: Opportunities & Challenges (pp. 149-160). Haworth Press USA
  • Mohnot, R. (2005). Changing Pattern of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Asian Region: Issues, Motives and Strategies for Economic Development. WASD Outlook 2005 (pp. 121-135). World Association for Sustainable Development and Emerald, U.K. ISSN: 1748-8133
  • Mohnot, R. (2005). Determinants of an Optimal Debt – Equity Choice: Reviewing the Changing Paradigms. Bankers’ Journal Malaysia, PP 21-32, Vol 128
  • Mohnot, R. (2005). Mergers and Restructuring: Managerial Aspects in a Valuation Framework. Singapore Accountant Journal, PP 36-40, Vol 21, No. 6, Nov-Dec Issue
  • Mohnot, R. (2004). Managing Translation Exposure – Towards a Strategic Approach. Global Journal for International Financial Analysts, Volume 5, Summer
  • Mohnot, R. and Jamaluddin, R. Capital Markets: Dynamics Towards Realism. Journal of Akauntan Nasional, PP 22-25, Vol. 14, No. 9, September 2001
  • Mohnot, R. and Kumar, S. (2001). Commercial Banks and Entrepreneurship Development: The Malaysian and Indian Perspectives. Bankers’ Journal Malaysia, PP 22-27, No.119
  • Mohnot, R. (2000). Capitalization and Capital Structure in Indian Industries. Finance India, Vol XIV, No. 2, June, PP 546-554
  • Mohnot, R. and Kankaria, R. (1993). Securities Market Regulations and Investors Protection. In Lalwani, S. J. (Ed.), Security Market In India (pp. 561-565). Book Treasure, India
  • Kankaria, R., Mohnot, R. and Rathore, M. S. (1993). Growth Shares of Mutual Funds: Investors Benefited Substantially or Not?. In Lalwani, S. J. (Ed.), Security Market In India (pp. 557-560). Book Treasure, India
  • Gemawat, S., Mohnot, R. and Kulkarni, H. (1993). Brokers Practices: How Fair and How Unfair?. In Lalwani, S. J. (Ed.), Security Market In India (pp. 549-551). Book Treasure, India
Conference Presentation
  • Mohnot, R. (2017). Examining Granger Causality in the Behavioral Reactions of Institutional Investors. Presented at 33rd International Academic Conference held on 27-31 August, 2017, Austria
  • Mohnot, R. (2015). Time-varying Characteristics of Predictive Power in Stock Markets. Presented at 3rd Emerging Research Paradigms in Business and Social Sciences (ERPBSS) held on 24-26 November, 2015, UAE.
  • Mohnot, R. (2014). Exploring Optimal Portfolio Opportunities in Indian Stock Markets. Presented at ACBPP 2014 The Asian Conference on Business and Public Policy held on 20-23 November, Japan
  • Mohnot, R. (2014). Resilience of Islamic Financial System During Crisis Period. Presented at 17th Global Conference on Business And Finance Research on 27-30 May, Costa Rica (‘Outstanding Research’ and ‘Best-in-session’ research awards)
  • Sayani, H., Kumar, V. and Mohnot, R. (2013). Evaluating Performance of Islamic Banks in the Wake of Global Crisis. Presented at 1st International Conference held on 19-20 February, AUS, Sharjah, UAE
  • Mohnot, R. (2011). Does crisis affect stock market predictability?: A case of Spanish stock market. Presented at 5th CSDA International Conference organized by London School of Economics and Political Science and CSDA Journal on 17-19 December, UK
  • Mohnot, R. (2011). Are UAE Banks Creating Wealth for Shareholders?. Presented at ERPBSS First International Conference organized by Middlesex University Dubai on November 22-24, 2011, UAE (Business Track Chair)
  • Mohnot, R. (2010). Can a Young Capital Market Be Efficient? – A Reference to Dubai Financial Market (DFM). Accepted for presentation at 17th Forecasting Financial Markets Conference 2010 held at Hannover Center of Finance on 26-28 May 2010, Hannover, Germany
  • Mohnot, R. (2010). Forecasting FOREX Volatility in the Times of Turbulence. Presented at the 2010 Hawaii Global Conference organized by the Institute for Business Finance and Research Institute on 3-6 January 2010, USA (Paper won ‘the best in session’ award)
  • Mohnot, R. (2010). Re-examining Performance of Indian Capital Markets in the Light of Current Global Crisis. Presented at Harvard University Conference organized by the International Journal of Arts and Sciences (IJAS) on 31 May-3 June 2010, USA (Chaired Session as well)
  • Mohnot, R. (2005). Changing Pattern of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Asian Region: Issues, Motives and Strategies for Economic Development. Presented at 3rd international conference jointly organized by the World Association for Sustainable Development (WASD) and the UAE University on 21-23 November 2005, UAE
  • Mohnot, R. and Kumar, S. (2002). Corporate Entrepreneurship Development and Emerging Corporate Issues in the K-Economy of Malaysia. Presented at the 2nd UBMC Conference organized by the University Tenaga National on 12th and 13th August 2002, Malaysia
  • Mohnot, R. and Hanim, N. (2002). Role of Development Finance Institutions in Entrepreneurship Development in Malaysia. Presented at the 2nd UBMC Conference organized by the University Tenaga National on 12th and 13th August 2002, Malaysia
  • Mohnot, R. (2002). Corporate Governance: Issues, Implications and Strategy in Developing Countries – Malaysian Case. Presented at the International Business Seminar 2002 organized by the University Utara Malaysia on 29th and 30th June 2002, Malaysia
  • Mohnot, R. (2002). Corporate and Financial Sector Reforms in Malaysia: A Review of Post - Asian Financial Crisis Period. Presented at 10th Pacific Basin Finance, Accounting and Economics Conference organized by the Nanyang Technological University and Rutgers University, U.S.A. on 7th and 8th August 2002, Singapore. (Also Chaired One Technical Session)
  • Mohnot, R. and Yusoff, W. F. W. (2002). Emerging Trends in Asian Financial Markets: Evidences From Malaysia During the Last Decade and Its Economic Implications. Presented at the 12th International Conference of International Trade and Finance Association held in Bangkok, Thailand during May 29-June 2, 2002, Thailand. (Also Chaired One Technical Session).
  • Mohnot, R. (2001). Rejuvenating the Health of Security Industry in Malaysia. Presented at the second Asian Academic Accounting Association Conference on Financial Reporting in the 21st Century, hosted by School of Accountancy, University Utara Malaysia, held on 17-19 September 2001, Malaysia. (Also Chaired One Technical Session)
  • Mohnot, R. (1992). Capitalization and Capital Structure in Steel Industry in India. Presented at the International Seminar on Security Markets Contemporary Trends in Regulations and Operations, organized by Department of Business Finance and Economics, JNV University, Jodhpur held on Jan. 26-28, 1992, India.
  • Mohnot, R. (1992). Capitalization and Capital Structure in Steel Industry in India. Presented at the International Seminar on Security Markets Contemporary Trends in Regulations and Operations, organized by Department of Business Finance and Economics, JNV University, Jodhpur held on Jan. 26-28, 1992, India.
  • Mohnot, R. (1991). Credit Card System in India. Presented at the National Seminar on the Changing Profile of Banking and Banking System in 21st Century organized by the Department of Business Finance and Economics, JNV University, Jodhpur held on March 25-27, 1991, India.
  • Mohnot, R. (1991). Role of Foreign Banks in India. Presented at the National Seminar on the Changing Profile of Banking and Banking System in 21st Century organized by the Department of Business Finance and Economics, JNV University, Jodhpur held on March 25-27, 1991, India
Memberships, Awards and Honors
  • “Outstanding Research” and “Best-in-Session” research awards at IBFR Costa Rica International Conference, USA
  • “Innovation Award for Teaching and Learning” at Middlesex University Dubai, UAE
  • “Best-in-Session” research paper award at Hawaii International Conference, USA
  • “Best Thesis Supervision” award at Ajman University, UAE
  • Advisory Board Member, American Academy of Financial Management, USA
  • Editorial Adviser, The International Journal of Business & Finance Research, IBFR, USA
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