Dr. Charu Banga is the Subject Lead of Accounting and Finance at the School of Business and Law, De Montfort University, Dubai. With over 16 years of experience in teaching, research, and industry, her areas of interest are corporate finance, business valuations, and market microstructure. She is a Ph.D. (Finance) from the University of Delhi, India; a Certified Financial Risk Manager from GARP, USA, and a fellow of Higher Education Academy (UK). Having an acumen towards research, she has published many research papers in reputed journals and a book on Retail Banking.

Charu is a recipient of the Junior Research Fellowship (2007) from University Grants Commission, India and the Rashtriya Gaurav Award (2018), India for outstanding leadership in the field of higher education. She has conducted numerous trainings and development programmes for undergraduate, postgraduate students as well as for working professionals on topics such as financial risk modeling; finance for non-finance executives; MS - Excel and financial modeling; and financial planning.

Membership of external committees: PhD Committee, External Advisor to 2 students - Manipal University, Dubai

Membership of professional associations and societies: CFA Institute, USA - (2018 - till date)
Indian Commerce Association (2011 - till date)

Professional licenses and certificates:Certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM), Global Association of Risk Professionals, USA

Banga C. and P. Mitra, 2019. "Predicting Indian basket crude prices through machine learning models - a comparative approach," International Journal of Business Forecasting and Marketing Intelligence, Inderscience, ABDC Indexed,vol.5(3),pages249-266.

Banga, C. and A. Gupta, 2017. Effect of Firm Characteristics on Capital Structure Decisions of Indian SME, International Journal of Applied Business and Economic Research, Scopus Indexed, Vol. 15(10), pp 281-301, ISSN 0972-7302.

Banga, C. 2017.Forecasting Volatility in Copper Prices Using Linear and Non-Linear Models, International Journal of System Modeling and Simulation vol. 2 (1), p. 22-26, ISSN 2518-0959. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.24178/ijsms.2017.2.1.22.

Banga, C. 2016.A Study on the Impact of SEBI Regulations on investment Advisory, Journal of Development Research, Vol. 9 (3), pp 9-13, ISSN No. 2229-7561.

Banga, C. 2015.Stock market Reaction to Strategic Alliance Announcements: An Indian Study, Journal of Development Research, Vol 5, pp 23-29 (ISSN No. 2229-7561)

Agarwal R.C. and C. Banga, 2015. Retail Banking, Institute of Management Technology, Centre of Distance Learning, Cengage Learning Pvt Ltd. ISBN-13:978-81-315- 2837-2; ISBN-10:81-315-2837-2.

Banga, C. and A. Gupta, 2014.An Analysis of Characteristics of Mutual Fund Mergers and Takeovers in India, Quarterly Journal of Finance and Accounting, ABDC Indexed, Vol. 51, No.1&2, pp 69-98.

Banga, C. and K. Chedda, 2013 "Impact of Entrepreneurial Leadership on Performance of Small and Medium Enterprises in India", Journal of Asia Entrepreneurship and Sustainability, ABDC Indexed Vol. IX, No. 2, pp. 32-64.

Agarwal R.C. and C. Banga, 2013.Impact of Dividend Distribution Tax Policy on small Investors, The Chartered Accountant, Vol. 61, No.15, pp 72-79.

Banga, Charu and A. Gupta, 2012. Motives of Mergers and Takeovers in the Indian Mutual Fund Industry, Vikalpa-Journal of IIM (Ahmedabad), Vol. 37, No.2, pp 5-15.

Gupta, A. and C. Banga, 2010.Determinants of Corporate Dividend Policy, Decision - Journal of IIM (Calcutta), Vol. 37 (2), pp 63“ 78

Gupta, A. and C. Banga, 2009.Capital Expenditure Decisions and the Market value of the Firm, The IUP Journal of Applied Finance, Vol. 15, No. 12, pp 5-17.

Corporate finance, business valuations and market microstructure

Corporate Finance, Investments, Management Accounting

PhD (Finance), Certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM), FHEA

Financial Accounting, Management Accounting, Global Business and Finance, Corporate Finance, Portfolio Investments

Junior Research Fellowship (June 2007) Grant provided by Government of
India to carry out PhD research work. Availed government grant for 9 months.

Rashtriya Gaurav Award (2018) for excellence in the field of Education by India International Friendship Society, New Delhi, India.

Analyzing the Effect of Share Repurchases on Liquidity under changed Legal Framework,presented at World Finance and Banking Symposium (Virtual) held from September 5-6, 2020.

Forecasting Volatility in Copper Prices using Linear and Non-Linear Models presented at 3rd International Conference on Engineering, Technology, Management and Science 2017 at Dubai, UAE on February 1-2, 2017.

How Firm Characteristics Affect Capital Structure? Evidence from Indian SME presented at International Conference on Creative Entrepreneurship: A Sustainable Approach for Economic Growth at VES Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai, India held on 12-14 February, 2016.

Determinants of Capital Structure of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises in India presented at International Conference of Banking and Finance, at IMI, New Delhi, India held on 13-15 December, 2012.

Analysis of Characteristics of Mutual Fund Mergers and Takeovers in India presented at National Conference on Mergers and Acquisitions Issues, Opportunities and Challenges on January 20-21, 2012.

The Effects of the Determinants of Mutual Fund Mergers in India presented at IBS Gurgoan, India on 5 -6 March 2010.

Motives of Mergers and Takeovers in the Indian Mutual Fund Industry presented at
International Finance Conference 2009 at IIM Calcutta, India Dec 3-5, 2009.

Determinants of Corporate Dividend Policy presented at Saintgits Institute of Management National Conference on Finance and Banking 2009, Kerala, India 28-29 August 2009.

Capital Expenditure Decisions and the Market value of the Firm presented at Second National Conference of Capital Markets: Emerging Issues held from February 27-28, 2008 in New Delhi, India.

Earnest Financial Planning Comes with a Price Tag presented at the Ninth International
Conference on Management of Transformation held from January 3-5, 2008 in New Delhi, India.