Research Profile

Niall O'Sullivan

Biography

Professor Niall O’Sullivan is Chair of Economics at Cork University Business School and Head of the Department of Economics. He obtained his PhD in Finance from Cass Business School (London) and his research interests are in fund management, asset pricing and empirical finance. He has published research in Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Empirical Finance, European Financial Management, Journal of Business Finance and Accounting and others. Professor O'Sullivan is Co-Director of the Centre for Investment Research and is a founding Director of Investanalitix - a specialist investment consultancy company. He is the recipient of substantial research grants from the Irish Research Council, Science Foundation Ireland and Enterprise Ireland. He has acted as consultant to international investment management firms. Prior to joining University College Cork, Professor O'Sullivan held the positions of Economist at Bank of Ireland Global Markets, Senior Treasury Consultant at FTI Finance and Trading Risk Analyst at Ulster Bank Markets. 

Research Interests

Professor O’Sullivan’s research interests are in fund management, asset pricing and empirical finance. He is Co-Director of the Centre for Investment Research (CIR). Based in UCC, the CIR is an international collaboration involving researchers at UCC, Cass Business School (London) and Dublin City University Business School. The Centre has specialist expertise in fund performance evaluation and asset management where it sponsors and supervises PhD candidates in several research projects. The Centre engages with the financial services industry in finance technology transfer.   

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2019)'The performance of US bond mutual funds'
Clare, Andrew; O'Sullivan, Niall; Sherman, Meadhbh; Zhu, Sheng (2019) 'The performance of US bond mutual funds'. International Review of Financial Analysis, 61 :1-8   [DOI] [CORA Link] [Details]
(2019)'The Role of Sentiment Risk in UK Stock Returns: A Liquidity Story'
O'Sullivan, N., Zhu, S. and Foran, J. (2019) 'The Role of Sentiment Risk in UK Stock Returns: A Liquidity Story'. Journal of Asset Management, [Details]
(2019)'The Role of Economic Uncertainty in UK Stock Returns'
Gao, J., Zhu, S., O'Sullivan, N. and Sherman, M. (2019) 'The Role of Economic Uncertainty in UK Stock Returns'. Journal of Risk and Financial Management, 12 (1) [Details]
(2017)'Mutual Fund Skill in Timing Market Volatility and Liquidity'
Jason Foran and Niall O'Sullivan (2017) 'Mutual Fund Skill in Timing Market Volatility and Liquidity'. International Journal of Finance and Economics, 42 (4):257-273 [Details]
(2017)'The Market-Timing Ability of Chinese Equity Securities Investment Funds'
Jun Gao, Niall O'Sullivan and Meadhbh Sherman (2017) 'The Market-Timing Ability of Chinese Equity Securities Investment Funds'. International Journal of Financial Studies, 5 (4) [Details]
(2017)'Performance Persistence in Chinese Securities Investment Funds'
Gao, Jun; O'Sullivan, Niall; Sherman, Meadhbh (2017) 'Performance Persistence in Chinese Securities Investment Funds'. Research in International Business and Finance, 42 :1467-1477 [DOI] [CORA Link] [Details]
(2016)'A Review of Behavioural and Management Effects in Mutual Fund Performance'
Cuthbertson, K., Nitzsche, D. and O'Sullivan, N. (2016) 'A Review of Behavioural and Management Effects in Mutual Fund Performance'. International Review of Financial Analysis, 44 (March):162-176 [CORA Link] [Details]
(2016)'Multi-asset class mutual funds: Can they time the market? Evidence from the US, UK and Canada'
Andrew Clare, Niall O'Sullivan, Meadhbh Sherman and Stephen Thomas (2016) 'Multi-asset class mutual funds: Can they time the market? Evidence from the US, UK and Canada'. Research in International Business and Finance, 36 (January):212-221 [Details]
(2015)'Benchmarking UK Mutual Fund Performance: the Random Portfolio Experiment'
Andrew Clare, Niall O'Sullivan and Meadhbh Sherman (2015) 'Benchmarking UK Mutual Fund Performance: the Random Portfolio Experiment'. The International Journal of Finance, 26 (4):484-511 [Details]
(2015)'Liquidity Commonality and Pricing in UK Equities'
Jason Foran, Mark Hutchinson, Niall O'Sullivan (2015) 'Liquidity Commonality and Pricing in UK Equities'. Research in International Business and Finance, 34 (May) [CORA Link] [Details]
(2015)'The Conditional Pricing of Systematic and Idiosyncratic Risk in the UK Equity Market'
John Cotter, Niall O'Sullivan, Francesco Rossi (2015) 'The Conditional Pricing of Systematic and Idiosyncratic Risk in the UK Equity Market'. International Review of Financial Analysis, 37 :184-193 [CORA Link] [Details]
(2014)'Family Status and Mutual Fund Performance'
Clare, A.; O'Sullivan, N.; Sherman, M. (2014) 'Family Status and Mutual Fund Performance'. Journal of Asset Management, 15 (3):163-175 [CORA Link] [Details]
(2014)'Liquidity Risk and the Performance of UK Mutual Funds'
Foran, J. and O'Sullivan, N. (2014) 'Liquidity Risk and the Performance of UK Mutual Funds'. International Review of Financial Analysis, 35 :178-189 [CORA Link] [Details]
(2014)'The Asset Pricing Effects of UK Market Liquidity Shocks: Evidence from Tick Data'
Foran, J., Hutchinson, M. and O'Sullivan, N. (2014) 'The Asset Pricing Effects of UK Market Liquidity Shocks: Evidence from Tick Data'. International Review of Financial Analysis, 32 :85-94 [CORA Link] [Details]
(2012)'False Discoveries in UK Mutual Fund Performance'
Cuthbertson, K.; Nitzsche D; O' Sullivan, N; (2012) 'False Discoveries in UK Mutual Fund Performance'. European Financial Management, 18 (3):444-463 [CORA Link] [Details]
(2011)'Asset Price Effects Arising from Sports Results and Investor Mood: The Case of a Homogenous Fan Base Area'
O' Sullivan, N. and Gallagher, R. (2011) 'Asset Price Effects Arising from Sports Results and Investor Mood: The Case of a Homogenous Fan Base Area'. Applied Economics Quarterly, 57 (4):285-301 [CORA Link] [Details]
(2011)'Predictability Revisited: UK Equity Returns, 1965 - 2007'
D. Bowen, M. Hutchinson and N. O' Sullivan; (2011) 'Predictability Revisited: UK Equity Returns, 1965 - 2007'. Irish Accounting Review, 17 (2):1-20 [CORA Link] [Details]
(2010)'The Profitability of Momentum Trading Strategies in the Irish Equity Market'
O' Sullivan, F; O' Sullivan, N; (2010) 'The Profitability of Momentum Trading Strategies in the Irish Equity Market'. Irish Accounting Review, 17 (1):55-68 [CORA Link] [Details]
(2010)'High Frequency Equity Pairs Trading: Transaction Costs, Speed of Execution and Patterns in Returns'
Bowen, D; Hutchinson, M; O' Sullivan, N; (2010) 'High Frequency Equity Pairs Trading: Transaction Costs, Speed of Execution and Patterns in Returns'. Journal of Trading, 5 (3):31-38 [Details]
(2010)'The Market Timing Ability of UK Mutual Funds'
Cuthbertson, K., Nitzsche D. and N. O' Sullivan; (2010) 'The Market Timing Ability of UK Mutual Funds'. Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, 37 (1-2):270-289 [CORA Link] [Details]
(2010)'Mutual Fund Performance: Measurement and Evidence'
Cuthbertson, K.; Nitzsche D; O' Sullivan, N; (2010) 'Mutual Fund Performance: Measurement and Evidence'. Financial Markets, Institutions and Instruments, 19 (2):95-187 [CORA Link] [Details]
(2008)'Investment Funds: What Next?'
Cuthbertson, K., Nitzsche, D. and N. O' Sullivan ; (2008) 'Investment Funds: What Next?'. Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis in the Social Sciences, 2 (2):45-62 [CORA Link] [Details]
(2008)'Momentum Profits and Time-Varying Unsystematic Risk'
Brooks, C., Li, X., Miffre, J. and N. O' Sullivan ; (2008) 'Momentum Profits and Time-Varying Unsystematic Risk'. Journal of Banking and Finance, 32 (4):541-558 [CORA Link] [Details]
(2008)'UK Mutual Fund Performance: skill or luck?'
Cuthbertson, K., Nitzsche, D. and N. O' Sullivan ; (2008) 'UK Mutual Fund Performance: skill or luck?'. Journal of Empirical Finance, 15 (4):613-634 [CORA Link] [Details]

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2004)'Applications of Linear Factor Models (chapter 9)'
N. O'Sullivan; (2004) 'Applications of Linear Factor Models (chapter 9)' In: Quantitative Financial Economics: Stocks, Bonds and Foreign Exchange, 2nd edition. unknown: Wiley & Sons. [Details]

Other Journals

 YearPublication
(2008)'Momentum Profits and Time-Varying Unsystematic Risk'
Brooks, C., Liang, X., Miffre, J. and N. O’ Sullivan (2008) 'Momentum Profits and Time-Varying Unsystematic Risk' CFA Digest, 38 (4) :48-50. [Details]

Cases

 YearPublication
(2001)Cash Management Ireland (an update).
N. O' Sullivan; (2001) Cash Management Ireland (an update). The Treasurer's Handbook: Cases [Details]
(2000)Cash Management - Ireland.
N. O' Sullivan; (2000) Cash Management - Ireland. The Treasurer's Handbook: Cases [Details]

Magazine article

 YearPublication
(2000)Euro Caught in the Doldrums.
N. O' Sullivan; (2000) Euro Caught in the Doldrums. Business and Finance: Magazine article [Details]
(2000)Euro Crashes to New Lows.
N. O' Sullivan; (2000) Euro Crashes to New Lows. Business and Finance: Magazine article [Details]
(2000)Market Surprised by FX Intervention.
N. O' Sullivan; (2000) Market Surprised by FX Intervention. Business and Finance: Magazine article [Details]
(2000)ECB Raises Rates by 0.25 percent.
N. O' Sullivan; (2000) ECB Raises Rates by 0.25 percent. Business and Finance: Magazine article [Details]
(2000)ECB Flexes Some Muscle With Quasi-intervention.
N. O' Sullivan; (2000) ECB Flexes Some Muscle With Quasi-intervention. Business and Finance: Magazine article [Details]
(2000)Euro Interest Rates on the Way Up.
N. O'Sullivan; (2000) Euro Interest Rates on the Way Up. Business and Finance: Magazine article [Details]
(2000)Japan: Boom or Bust?.
N. O' Sullivan; (2000) Japan: Boom or Bust?. Business and Finance: Magazine article [Details]
(2000)Conditions Still Weighted Towards Further Rate Hikes in Major Markets.
N. O' Sullivan; (2000) Conditions Still Weighted Towards Further Rate Hikes in Major Markets. Business and Finance: Magazine article [Details]
(2000)Euro Rates Continue on an Upward Path.
N. O' Sullivan; (2000) Euro Rates Continue on an Upward Path. Business and Finance: Magazine article [Details]
(2000)Euro Gains the Upper Hand.
N. O' Sullivan; (2000) Euro Gains the Upper Hand. Business and Finance: Magazine article [Details]
(2000)Testing Times for the Euro.
N. O' Sullivan; (2000) Testing Times for the Euro. Business and Finance: Magazine article [Details]
(2000)US Interest Rate Picture is Complicated by Stock Market Events.
N. O' Sullivan; (2000) US Interest Rate Picture is Complicated by Stock Market Events. Business and Finance: Magazine article [Details]
(2000)Beginning of a Crash or Minor Correction.
N. O' Sullivan; (2000) Beginning of a Crash or Minor Correction. Business and Finance: Magazine article [Details]
(2000)EMU 11 Likely to Become EMU 12 from Next Year.
N. O' Sullivan; (2000) EMU 11 Likely to Become EMU 12 from Next Year. Business and Finance: Magazine article [Details]
(2000)ECB Defers a Rate Rise.
N. O' Sullivan; (2000) ECB Defers a Rate Rise. Business and Finance: Magazine article [Details]
(2000)Pressure Seen for Higher European Interest Rates.
N. O' Sullivan; (2000) Pressure Seen for Higher European Interest Rates. Business and Finance: Magazine article [Details]
(2000)Federal Reserve Signals Higher US Interest Rates.
N. O' Sullivan; (2000) Federal Reserve Signals Higher US Interest Rates. Business and Finance: Magazine article [Details]
(2000)ECB Dilemma.
N. O' Sullivan; (2000) ECB Dilemma. Business and Finance: Magazine article [Details]
(2000)How is the Euro Likely to Fare in 2000 ?.
N. O' Sullivan; (2000) How is the Euro Likely to Fare in 2000 ?. Business and Finance: Magazine article [Details]
(2000)Market Sentiment Can be a Fickle Thing.
N. O' Sullivan; (2000) Market Sentiment Can be a Fickle Thing. Business and Finance: Magazine article [Details]
(2000)ECB Monthly Report Points to Higher Interest Rates.
N. O' Sullivan; (2000) ECB Monthly Report Points to Higher Interest Rates. Business and Finance: Magazine article [Details]
(2000)Euro Collapses to New Lows.
N. O' Sullivan; (2000) Euro Collapses to New Lows. Business and Finance: Magazine article [Details]
(2000)Limited FX Reaction to Danish Result.
N. O' Sullivan; (2000) Limited FX Reaction to Danish Result. Business and Finance: Magazine article [Details]
(2000)Federal Reserve Holds Fire on Further Rate Hikes.
N. O' Sullivan; (2000) Federal Reserve Holds Fire on Further Rate Hikes. Business and Finance: Magazine article [Details]
(2000)Sterling Rates Nearing a Peak.
N. O' Sullivan; (2000) Sterling Rates Nearing a Peak. Business and Finance: Magazine article [Details]
(1999)Celtic Tiger Still in the Hunt.
N. O' Sullivan; (1999) Celtic Tiger Still in the Hunt. Legal Week: Magazine article [Details]
(1999)The Euro Targets Lower Ranges Against the Dollar.
N. O' Sullivan; (1999) The Euro Targets Lower Ranges Against the Dollar. Business and Finance: Magazine article [Details]
(1999)The Bank of England Surprises the Market.
N. O' Sullivan; (1999) The Bank of England Surprises the Market. Business and Finance: Magazine article [Details]
(1999)The US Federal Reserve Leads The Way As The First Major Central Bank To Begin An Upward Cycle in Interest Rates.
N. O' Sullivan; (1999) The US Federal Reserve Leads The Way As The First Major Central Bank To Begin An Upward Cycle in Interest Rates. Business and Finance: Magazine article [Details]
(1999)Euro Moves Will Not be All One Way.
N. O' Sullivan; (1999) Euro Moves Will Not be All One Way. Business and Finance: Magazine article [Details]
(1999)US Asset Market Concerns Persist.
N. O' Sullivan; (1999) US Asset Market Concerns Persist. Business and Finance: Magazine article [Details]
(1999)Global Interest Rates Remain on Hold For Now.
N. O' Sullivan; (1999) Global Interest Rates Remain on Hold For Now. Business and Finance: Magazine article [Details]
(1999)Sterling Enjoys a Stronger Week.
N. O' Sullivan; (1999) Sterling Enjoys a Stronger Week. Business and Finance: Magazine article [Details]
(1999)A Shift in UK Interest Rate Expectations.
N. O' Sullivan; (1999) A Shift in UK Interest Rate Expectations. Business and Finance: Magazine article [Details]
(1999)ECB Changes its Tone.
N. O' Sullivan; (1999) ECB Changes its Tone. Business and Finance: Magazine article [Details]
(1999)Euro Retains its Firmer Tone.
N. O' Sullivan; (1999) Euro Retains its Firmer Tone. Business and Finance: Magazine article [Details]
(1999)The Euro Suffers on and on.
N. O' Sullivan; (1999) The Euro Suffers on and on. Business and Finance: Magazine article [Details]
(1999)The Euro Remains Vulnerable.
N. O' Sullivan; (1999) The Euro Remains Vulnerable. Business and Finance: Magazine article [Details]
(1999)Near Term Sterling Strength to Continue.
N. O' Sullivan; (1999) Near Term Sterling Strength to Continue. Business and Finance: Magazine article [Details]
(1999)The Fed Tightens But Where to Now For US Rates.
N. O' Sullivan; (1999) The Fed Tightens But Where to Now For US Rates. Business and Finance: Magazine article [Details]
(1999)US Rate Rise Likley in the Short Term.
N. O' Sullivan; (1999) US Rate Rise Likley in the Short Term. Business and Finance: Magazine article [Details]
(1998)Revaluation: The Balance Between Importers and Exporters.
N. O' Sullivan; (1998) Revaluation: The Balance Between Importers and Exporters. Finance: Magazine article [Details]

Newspaper Articles

 YearPublication
(2008)Early intervention to crisis is best form of damage control.
Kavanagh, E., O' Sullivan, N. and D. Walshe ; (2008) Early intervention to crisis is best form of damage control. Irish Examiner: Newspaper Articles [Details]
(2008)State injection to banks could end up good value.
Connor, G., Hutchinson, M., Lucey, B., McCabe, P., Muckley, C., O' Sullivan, N. and V. Poti ; (2008) State injection to banks could end up good value. Irish Times: Newspaper Articles [Details]
(2005)Most mutual funds rely on luck not skill.
Cuthbertson, K., Nitzsche, D. and N. O' Sullivan; (2005) Most mutual funds rely on luck not skill. Financial Times: Newspaper Articles [Details]
(2001)Charlie Banks on a Quick Recovery.
N. O' Sullivan; (2001) Charlie Banks on a Quick Recovery. Evening Echo: Newspaper Articles [Details]
(2000)Building up hopes of a price slow-down not a good idea despite government moves.
N. O' Sullivan; (2000) Building up hopes of a price slow-down not a good idea despite government moves. Irish Examiner: Newspaper Articles [Details]
(2000)Euro may rally after a disappointing year.
N. O' Sullivan; (2000) Euro may rally after a disappointing year. Irish Examiner: Newspaper Articles [Details]
(2000)Primary reasons for surge in inflation are outside of the government's control.
N. O' Sullivan; (2000) Primary reasons for surge in inflation are outside of the government's control. Irish Examiner: Newspaper Articles [Details]
(1999)Sterling Remains Strong as Downturn in UK Economy Bottoms Out.
N. O' Sullivan; (1999) Sterling Remains Strong as Downturn in UK Economy Bottoms Out. Examiner: Newspaper Articles [Details]

Newsletter

 YearPublication
(2006)Selecting a high performing investment fund for your pension is not straight forward: most of the apparently top funds may just be lucky.
N. O' Sullivan; (2006) Selecting a high performing investment fund for your pension is not straight forward: most of the apparently top funds may just be lucky. The Research Journal of the Faculty of Commerce, UCC, Vol. 1, June, pp 10-11: Newsletter [Details]

Professional Activities

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2016Research Grant, Irish Research Council Irish Research Council
2011Commercial Funding, Enterprise Ireland Enterprise Ireland
2007Research Grant, Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Science Foundation Ireland
2007Research Grant, Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS) Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS)

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
Irish Economic Association Council Member01-APR-08 / 08-MAY-14
Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts Institute Member31-DEC-99 /

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2014)Paris Financial Management Conference,
Jason Foran, Mark Hutchinson, Niall O'Sullivan, (2014) Liquidity Pricing in the UK Equity Market. [Oral Presentation], Paris Financial Management Conference, Paris , 15-DEC-14 - 16-DEC-14. [Details]
(2014)Irish Economic Association,
J. Foran, M. Hutchinson and N. O'Sullivan (2014) The Asset Pricing Effects of UK Market Liquidity Shocks: Evidence from Tick Data. [Oral Presentation], Irish Economic Association, Limerick , 08-MAY-14 - 09-MAY-14. [Details]
(2013)Irish Economic Association,
J. Cotter, N. O'Sullivan and F. Rossi (2013) Idiosyncratic Risk and UK Equities. [Oral Presentation], Irish Economic Association, Maynooth, Ireland , 08-MAY-13 - 09-MAY-13. [Details]
(2013)Irish Economic Association,
R. Gallagher and N. O'Sullivan (2013) Asset Price Effects Arising from Sports Results and Investor Mood. [Oral Presentation], Irish Economic Association, Maynooth, Ireland , 09-MAY-13 - 10-MAY-13. [Details]
(2010)Irish Economic Association,
J. Foran, M. Hutchinson, N. O'Sullivan; (2010) Linear and Non-Linear Asset Pricing Effects of UK Market Liquidity: Evidence from Tick Data. [Other], Irish Economic Association, Belfast , 23-APR-10 - 25-APR-10. [Details]
(2010)Irish Economic Association,
Niall O'Sullivan (2010) Reviewer. [Referee], Irish Economic Association, Belfast , 23-APR-10 - 25-APR-10. [Details]
(2010)Irish Agresso User Group,
N. O' Sullivan; (2010) The Irish Economy and International Risk. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Irish Agresso User Group, Cork , 20-MAY-10 - 21-MAY-10. [Details]
(2009)Irish Economic Association,
G. Ryan, N. O' Sullivan, E. Shinnick; (2009) Predictability in Daily UK Equity Returns from 1965-2007. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Irish Economic Association, Cork , 24-APR-09 - 26-APR-09. [Details]
(2009)Irish Economic Association,
J. Foran, M. Hutchinson, N. O' Sullivan ; (2009) Testing for the Presence and Pricing of Liquidity Risk in the UK Equity Market using Daily Data. [Other], Irish Economic Association, Blarney, Cork , 24-APR-09 - 26-APR-06. [Details]
(2009)Irish Economic Association,
Niall O' Sullivan (2009) Organiser. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Irish Economic Association, Blarney, Cork , 24-APR-09 - 26-APR-09. [Details]
(2009)Irish Economics Association annual conference,
D. Bowen, M. Hutchinson, N. O' Sullivan ; (2009) Predictability in Daily UK Equity Returns from 1965-2007. [Other], Irish Economics Association annual conference, Blarney, Cork , 24-APR-09 - 26-APR-09. [Details]
(2008)Dublin City University Business School Seminar Series,
K. Cuthbertson, D. Nitzsche, N. O' Sullivan; (2008) The Market Timing Ability of UK Equity Mutual Funds. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Dublin City University Business School Seminar Series, Dublin, Ireland , 05-MAR-08 - 05-MAR-08. [Details]
(2008)Asset Management and International Capital Markets,
K. Cuthbertson, D. Nitzsche, N. O' Sullivan; (2008) UK Mutual Fund Performance: skill or luck?. [Oral Presentation], Asset Management and International Capital Markets, Frankfurt, Germany , 29-MAY-08 - 30-MAY-08. [Details]
(2008)European Financial Management,
K. Cuthbertson, D. Nitzsche, N. O' Sullivan ; (2008) UK Mutual Fund Performance: skill or luck?. [Oral Presentation], European Financial Management, Nice, France , 17-APR-08 - 19-APR-08. [Details]
(2008)Irish Economic Association,
K. Cuthbertson, D. Nitzsche, N. O' Sullivan; (2008) False Discoveries: Winners and Losers in Mutual Fund Performance. [Oral Presentation], Irish Economic Association, Mayo, Ireland , 25-APR-08 - 27-APR-08. [Details]
(2008)European Financial Management Association,
K. Cuthbertson, D. Nitzsche, N O' Sullivan; (2008) The Market Timing Ability of UK Equity Mutual Funds. [Oral Presentation], European Financial Management Association, Athens, Greece , 25-JUN-08 - 28-JUN-08. [Details]
(2008)Irish Economic Association,
Niall O'Sullivan (2008) Reviewer. [Referee], Irish Economic Association, Mayo , 25-APR-08 - 27-APR-08. [Details]
(2008)Infiniti,
Niall O'Sullivan (2008) Reviewer. [Referee], Infiniti, Dublin , 09-JUN-09 - 10-JUN-08. [Details]
(2007)Irish Economic Association,
K. Cuthbertson, D. Nitzsche, N. O' Sullivan; (2007) The Market Timing Ability of UK Equity Mutual Funds. [Oral Presentation], Irish Economic Association, Wexford, Ireland , 27-APR-07 - 29-APR-07. [Details]
(2007)Accounting and Finance Research Seminar Series, UCC,
K. Cuthbertson, D. Nitzsche, N. O' Sullivan ; (2007) UK Mutual Fund Performance: skill or luck?. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Accounting and Finance Research Seminar Series, UCC, Cork, Ireland , 22-NOV-07 - 22-NOV-07. [Details]
(2006)Dublin City University Business School Seminar Series,
K. Cuthbertson, D. Nitzsche, N. O' Sullivan ; (2006) UK Mutual Fund Performance: skill or Luck?. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Dublin City University Business School Seminar Series, Dublin, Ireland , 01-MAR-06 - 01-MAR-06. [Details]
(2006)European Financial Management Association,
K. Cuthbertson, D. Nitzsche, N. O' Sullivan; (2006) UK Mutual Fund Performance: skill or luck?. [Other], European Financial Management Association, Madrid, Spain , 01-JUN-06 - 01-JUN-06. [Details]
(2006)International Network for Economic Research,
Niall O'Sullivan (2006) Reviewer. [Referee], International Network for Economic Research, Cork , 21-SEP-06 - 22-SEP-06. [Details]
(2006)Dublin City University Business School Seminar Series,
K. Cuthbertson, D. Nitzsche, N. O' Sullivan ; (2006) The Persistence of UK Mutual Funds. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Dublin City University Business School Seminar Series, Dublin, Ireland , 16-NOV-06 - 16-NOV-06. [Details]
(2006)International Network for Economic Research,
K. Cuthbertson, D. Nitzsche, N. O' Sullivan; (2006) UK Mutual Fund Performance: skill or luck?. [Oral Presentation], International Network for Economic Research, Cork , 22-SEP-06 - 23-SEP-06. [Details]
(2005)Global Finance Conference,
K. Cuthbertson, D. Nitzsche, N. O' Sullivan; (2005) UK Mutual Fund Performance: skill or luck?. [Other], Global Finance Conference, Dublin, Ireland , 01-JUN-05 - 01-JUN-05. [Details]
(2005)Irish Economic Association,
K. Cuthbertson, D. Nitzsche, N. O' Sullivan; (2005) UK Mutual Fund Performance: skill or luck?. [Oral Presentation], Irish Economic Association, Kilkenny, Ireland , 01-MAY-05 - 01-MAY-05. [Details]
(2005)ESRC Money, Macro and Finance Annual Conference,
K. Cuthbertson, D. Nitzsche, N. O' Sullivan; (2005) UK Mutual Fund Performance: skill or luck?. [Other], ESRC Money, Macro and Finance Annual Conference, Crete , 01-SEP-05 - 01-SEP-05. [Details]
(2004)Imperial College London, PhD Seminar Series,
K. Cuthbertson, D. Nitzsche, N. O' Sullivan; (2004) Asset Prices and Unit Trusts. [Oral Presentation], Imperial College London, PhD Seminar Series, London , 01-JUN-04 - 01-JUN-04. [Details]
(2004)Money, Macro and Finance,
K. Cuthbertson, D. Nitzsche, N. O' Sullivan; (2004) Do Funds Possess Genuine Stock Picking Ability?. [Oral Presentation], Money, Macro and Finance, London , 01-SEP-04 - 01-SEP-04. [Details]
(2003)Macro Finance Symposium,
K. Cuthbertson, D. Nitzsche, N. O' Sullivan; (2003) Your Money in Their Hands. [Oral Presentation], Macro Finance Symposium, Cork , 01-MAY-03 - 01-MAY-03. [Details]
(2003)Dublin City University Business School Seminar Series,
K. Cuthbertson, D. Nitzsche, N. O' Sullivan ; (2003) Your Money in Their Hands. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Dublin City University Business School Seminar Series, Dublin, Ireland , 01-DEC-03 - 01-DEC-03. [Details]
(2003)Centre for Financial Research Seminar Series, Smurfit Business School, UCD,
K. Cuthbertson, D. Nitzsche, N. O' Sullivan ; (2003) Your Money in Their Hands. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Centre for Financial Research Seminar Series, Smurfit Business School, UCD, Dublin, Ireland , 01-OCT-03 - 01-OCT-03. [Details]
(2003)Business School Seminar Series, Trinity College Dublin,
K. Cuthbertson, D. Nitzsche, N. O' Sullivan ; (2003) Your Money in Their Hands. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Business School Seminar Series, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland , 01-APR-03 - 01-APR-03. [Details]
(2003)Macro-Finance Symposium,
N. O' Sullivan, L. Gallagher; (2003) Symposium of International Speakers. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Macro-Finance Symposium, Cork , 01-MAY-03 - 01-MAY-03. [Details]
(2002)Irish Economic Association,
N. O' Sullivan; (2002) Stocks and Bonds: Eggs in the Same or Different Baskets. [Oral Presentation], Irish Economic Association, Galway, Ireland , 01-APR-02 - 01-APR-02. [Details]
(2002)Money, Macro and Finance,
N. O' Sullivan; (2002) Stocks and Bonds: Eggs in the Same or Different Baskets. [Oral Presentation], Money, Macro and Finance, Warwick, UK , 01-SEP-02 - 01-SEP-02. [Details]

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
University College Cork Professor (Chair) in Economics01-DEC-17 /
University College Cork Professor of Economics01-FEB-16 / 30-NOV-17
University College Cork Senior Lecturer01-FEB-12 / 01-FEB-16
Dublin City University Adjunct Lecturer01-SEP-09 / 31-DEC-15
University College Cork Lecturer, Economics01-OCT-00 / 01-FEB-12
Bank of Ireland Global Markets Economist01-JAN-99 / 30-SEP-00
FTI Finance Senior Consultant01-AUG-97 / 31-DEC-98
Ulster Bank Markets Trading Risk Analyst01-MAR-97 / 31-JUL-97

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
Academic Council Member2012 /
Irish Economic Assocation. Council Member2008 / 2014

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
2006Cass Business School, London. Ph.D.Finance
2000Dublin City University, Ireland. MScInvestment and Treasury
1996University of Kent at Canterbury, UK. MScEconometrics and Social Statistics
1994University College Cork, Ireland MAEconomics
1993University College Cork, Ireland BAEconomics and Mathematics

Consultancy

 ClientDescription
Irish Life Corporate Business, 2012.
Fund Performance Evaluation.                      
Turner Commission on UK Pension Reform, 2005
Live Now, Pay Later or Pay Now Live Later, Evidence to the Turner Commission on UK Pension Reform Live.

Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
International Review Of Financial Analysis Member of Editorial Board-
Journal Of Banking And Finance Referee-
International Review Of Financial Analysis Referee-
Journal Of Business Finance And Accounting Referee-
International Advances In Economic Research Referee-
Research In International Business And Finance Referee-
European Financial Management Referee-
International Journal Of Banking, Accounting And Finance Referee-
European Journal Of Finance, Referee-

Teaching Activities

Teaching Interests

Dr O' Sullivan generally teaches in the area of financial economics and econometrics. 

The following is a list of courses taught:

EC6045 Asset Pricing

EC6046 Fund Management and Evaluation 

EC6006 Treasury Risk Management

EC6625 Financial Economics for Firm Strategy

EC6626 Corporate Treasury Management

EC3119 Capital Markets and Asset Valuation

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