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Finance Students Present Research Papers at the Global Development Finance Conference

(L-R) Gloria Kendi, Joan Kamau and Ronni Wakhu

Joan Kamau, Ronnie Wakhu – Financial Economics 4th year students, and Gloria Kendi – Finance 4th year student, presented their research papers at the Global Development Finance Conference, held in Cape Town, South Africa.

As the only undergraduates at the conference, the three presented different topics on the following areas;

  • The Impact of Ownership Structure on Dividend Policy of Listed Banks in Kenya – presented by Joan
  • An Empirical Analysis of Inclusive Growth, Measurements, Determinants, Policy Recommendations – presented by Ronald
  • The Effects of Demographic Transitions on the Equality Risk Premium in Kenya – presented by Gloria

To attend the conference, students sent out abstracts through their School – Strathmore Institute of Mathematical Sciences (SIMS) – after which they were invited to attend and make presentations.

To be effective in their presentations, Joan, Ronnie and Gloria spent time reading and researching their topics. They also consulted their lecturers who were supportive in guiding them with their papers.

I learnt how to use a new software in a short period, in order to get the results needed for my data analysis, through the help of my lecturer. Gloria stated.

The experience, as explained by the three, was awesome and eye-opening. Learning from academia, industry experts and graduate students, allowed them to draw more insights into the finance field. They also attained exposure and enjoyed networking with the experts.

I got an opportunity to see what other universities were doing and also improve on my research paper, from the critiques I received. Said Ronnie.

Strathmore University paid for their conference attendance, as well as their air tickets, leaving them with only accommodation expenses to cater for themselves.

Congratulations to the students on their achievement.


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