Kweku Arthur-Annobil is affiliated with The Open University's Department of Accounting and Finance.
Kweku is an experienced Financial Analyst and Banker with over a decade of experience in the Financial Service industry. He has extensive knowledge and experience in Retail and Corporate and Investment banking.
He holds a BSc degree in Chemical Engineering from KNUST (Ghana) and an MSc in Finance from GIMPA (Ghana). He is currently a Doctoral Researcher in Finance at The Open University (UK). He has completed the Level 2 of the prestigious Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) program and a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) with an in-depth knowledge and experience in Project Management especially Project Scheduling and Monitoring.
He worked in two international banks over 10 years serving in different capacities including a Finance Business Partner (Management Accountant), Product Manager and Product Analyst in various divisions of the banks.
Key skills of Kweku include Management Reporting, Financial Analysis, Financial Budgeting, Financial Modelling, Product Planning and budgeting, Credit Analysis, Project Management, Project Financing, Credit Risk Management and Portfolio Management among others.
This project seeks to investigate how uncertainties in businesses affect the decision-making of investors by asking whether investors are generally averse to ambiguous information in their decision-making of venture funding. With UK business angels as the primary focus, a policy capturing experiment is used to model ambiguity of the Ellsberg type in business cases.
This research should have significant benefits for early-stage investors, entrepreneurs and policy makers in diverse ways. Understanding the effects of behavioural biases (in this case aversion to ambiguous information) in the decision making of investors in early stage capital financing will help to improve investment decision-making process. This should also lead to better access to finance for prospective entrepreneurs and for policy makers, a better understanding of issues that affect the supply of finance for early-stage businesses.