Ning is a senior lecturer (associate professor with tenure) in finance at the Alliance Manchester Business School, the University of Manchester. He is also the deputy director of the Centre for the Analysis of Investment Risk (CAIR). He received his Ph.D. from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). His research interests include corporate finance, environmental/social/governance (ESG) risks, sustainable finance, Mergers and Acquisitions, and information in the financial system. His works appear in world-leading and internationally renowned journals (e.g., Management Science, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Corporate Finance). Ning is a member of European Financial Association (EFA), Financial Management Association (FMA), American Finance Association (AFA) and Western Finance Association (WFA). He serves on the programme review committees of EFA and FMA in recent years. He also served as a Principle Investor (PI) by the Economics and Social Research Council (ESRC). He is an organizer of the Annual Corporate Finance Conference led by four leading universities in the Russell Group. He also serves as a reviewer for nearly 20 international journals in the area of finance. Ning has a broad teaching portfolio which includes Corporate Finance (Global MBA), Empirical Finance (UG), Financial Markets and Institutions (UG), Advanced Corporate Finance (Ph.D.), Mergers & Acquisitions Negotiations (Full-time MBA).