I have maintained an active personal interest in stock market investment since the BT3 privatization in 1993. Much of my research and teaching is motivated and informed by practical experience as a private investor: both through the dot com bubble and collapse, as well as, the more recent financial crisis. I am particularly interested in the practical applications of investment theory and research for individual, as well as for institutional investors. I was awarded the Diploma in Financial Planning (DipPFS) in 2010, the CFA designation in 2003, the ASIP in 2002 and the IMC in 1998. My PhD thesis titled "The relationship between concentration and realised volatility: an empirical investigation of the FTSE 100 Index January 1984 through March 2003" was completed at the University of Stirling in 2004 and in 1999 I was awarded the MSc with distinction in investment analysis from the University of Stirling. I have been at the University of Stirling since September 1998. I was appointed as a lecturer in finance in September 2003. Prior to this, I was a PhD student, teaching assistant, research assistant and MSc student. Before studying finance and investment, I worked as a marine biologist in Canada, after graduating with an upper second in marine and environmental biology from the University of Saint Andrews.
My research incorporates theory and empirical findings from many areas of finance and economics, including but not limited to the following topics:
Personal financial planning
Asset pricing and valuation
House prices and household finance
Environmental economics, finance and investing
Corporate finance and corporate governance
Financing costs of public private partnerships
Reporting behaviour of small firms
Stock index concentration and volatility
Diversification within equity indices
Tabner I (2012) Managerial Discretion and Timeliness of Price Sensitive Information Disclosures: Evidence from the Alternative Investment Market (AIM). 2nd International Conference of the Financial Engineering and Banking Society, ESCP Europe Business School, London, 7-8 June, 2012, 7.6.2012 - 8.6.2012, London, UK.
Tabner I & Campbell K (2011) Bonding, Firm Value and Liquidity: An Analysis of Migrations Between the AIM and the Official List of the London Stock Exchange. SSRN Working Paper Series, 1608403. Social Science Research Network.
Tabner I (2010) Presentation. The 8th NTU International Conference on Economics, Finance and Accounting:
"Bank Regulation and Financial Development": National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, 21-23 June 2010, 21.6.2010 - 23.6.2010, Taipei, Taiwan.
Tabner I (2009) Presentation. 7th International Conference on Corporate Governance: "Corporate Governance: Managing Risk in a Changing World", 29th June 2009, Birmingham Business School, 29.6.2009 - 29.6.2009, Birmingham, UK.
Mizuno M & Tabner I (2009) Choice, Confusion and Competition in the Market for Markets: Aiming for Aim in Three Junior Asian Stock Exchanges. SSRN Working Paper Series, 1327449. Social Science Research Network.