K. Riyazahmed

Research Interest / Consulting Area
Corporate Finance & Analytics, Behavioral Finance 

Courses Offered
Corporate Finance, Financial Analytics

Positions Held / Associated With
Assistant Professor, Alliance School of Business, Bangalore, Karnataka
Assistant Professor, Sona School of Management, Salem, Tamil Nadu

Dr. K RiyazahmedB.Com (CSCA), MBA, Ph.D. (UGC-NET)
Assistant Professor - Finance

Riyazahmed is an Assistant Professor at SDM Institute of Management Development. He has completed his bachelor’s degree in commerce from Bharathiar University and secured second rank (silver medalist) at the university level. Later, he completed his MBA and PhD in Finance from Anna University. His doctoral research project studied investors preference and behavior related to investment decisions. He has a decade of teaching experience and a year of industry experience. His articles are published in peer-reviewed journals and he has conducted several workshops on data analysis and research methods. Further, he has trained entrepreneurs & SME working professionals in the areas of finance and accounts. He has consultancy experience in the projects of state government and companies like JSW, Triveni, etc. In addition to teaching, he held positions as a research council member, editorial board member, research journal coordinator, and public relations liaison officer during his academic tenure. Corporate finance and analytics are his areas of research interest.


Edited Books

  1. N.R. Parasuraman, B. Venkatraja, M. Sriram, G. Srilakshminarayana and K. Riyazahmed (Editors) (2022). Contemporary Research in Management Vol.XI,  Mysore: Shri Dharmasthala  Manjunatheshwara Research Centre for Management Studies (SDM RCMS), SDMIMD. ISBN: 978-93-83302-56-7; pp.274.
  2. Parasuraman, N. R., Venkatraja B., Sriram, M., Srilakshminarayana, G.  and Riyazahmed, K. (2021). Cases in Management – Vol. X.  Mysore: Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Research Centre for Management Studies (SDM RCMS), SDMIMD.  [ISBN: 978-93-83302-55-0].

Book chapters

  1. Riyazahmed K. (2021). Mμ X analytics: A Machine Learning Journey in Finance. Cases in Management – Vol. X by  Parasuraman, N. R., Venkatraja B., Sriram, M., Srilakshminarayana, G.  and Riyazahmed, K. [Editors]. Mysore: Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Research Centre for Management Studies (SDM RCMS), SDMIMD. [ISBN: 978-93-83302-55-0].
  2. K.Riyazahmed & Dr.MG Saravanaraj (2016). Behavioral Influences in Investor Decision Making - an Indian perspective, International conference on Transformation of business sustainability: issues and strategies, Kongu Engineering College, Erode, TN. [ISBN 978-93-85477-56-0]
  3. K.Riyazahmed (2011). Role of Credit derivatives in financial crises [2007-2010], Research in financial derivatives: commodity, equity, currency, interest rate by Velmurugan PS, Palanichamy & Shanmugam, NABARD & Global Research Publications [ISBN: 978-81-89630-33-1] .

Book Reviews

  1. K.Riyazahmed. (2016). The art of thinking clearly –by Rolf Dobelli. The Great Lakes Herald, 10 (2), 93-94.
  2. K.Riyazahmed. (2014). Legal aspects of Business - by Ravindra Kumar [Review]. Global Management Review, 8(2), 55.
  3. K.Riyazahmed. (2013). Confessions of an Economic Hitman by John Perkins [Review]. Global Management Review, 8(1), 55.
  4. K.Riyazahmed. (2012). Buffett's bites (The Essential Investor's guide to Warren Buffett's shareholder letters) [Review]. Global Management Review, 7(1), 37.
  5. K.Riyazahmed. (2011). Financial Management - Sheeba Kabil [Review]. Global Management Review, 6(1), 77.

International Journals

  1. K. Riyazahmed, B. Anitha Kumari and B. Diwakar Naidu (2022). A taxonomic evaluation of Indian mutual funds’ performance and its determinants – Post-pandemic. Investment Management and Financial Innovations, ISSN:1810-4967 (P); ISSN: 1812-9358 (O), V.19 (2), pp.180-190. DoI:10.21511/imfi.19(2).2022.15.
  2. Riyazahmed K. (2022). Risk-adjusted Return, Fund Manager Efficacy and Fund Characteristics: An Inquiry. Empirical Economic Letters, ISSN:1681-8997, Vol. 21 (3), March. pp. 8 pages.
  3. Riyazahmed K. (2021). Does Demographic & Socio-Economic Status influence Investment Motives?. The Empirical Economic Letters, ISSN:1681 8997, Vol 20, 5 (1), May, pp.667-680.
  4. Riyazahmed K. (2021). Investment motives and preferences – An empirical inquiry during COVID-19. Investment Management and Financial Innovation,  ISSN 1810-4967 (print), 1812-9358 (online), Vol.18(2), pp.1-11.
  5. Kavita Chavali, Prasanna Mohan Raj and Riyazahmed K. (2021). Does Financial Behavior Influence Financial Well-being?. Journal of Asian Finance, Economics, and Business (JAFEB), ISSN: 2288 – 4637, Vol 8 (2), pp. 273-280.
  6. Riyazahmed K. and Gunja Baranwal (2021). Determinants of credit risk. International Journal of Accounting & Finance Review, ISSN: 2576-1285; E-ISSN 2576-1293, Vol.6(1), pp.53-71
  7. Riyazahmed K. (2021). Neural Networks in Finance - A Descriptive Systematic Review. Indian Journal of Finance and Banking, ISSN: 2574-6081; E-ISSN: 2574-609X, Vol.5(2). 2021, pp. 1-27. 

Research articles

  1. K.Riyazahmed, & M.G.Saravanaraj. (2016). Implications of Heuristics in financial decision making. Asian Journal of Research in Social Sciences and Humanities, 6(7), 1245-1251. doi:10.5958/2249-7315.2016.00509.8
  2. K.Riyazahmed, & M.G.Saravanaraj. (2016). Prospect theory, Market forces & Investor satisfaction. Asian Journal of Research in Social Sciences and Humanities, 6(7), 1252-1259. doi:10.5958/2249-7315.2016.00510.4
  3. K.Riyazahmed, & M.G.Saravanaraj. (2015). A Study on factors influencing the buying behavior of securities in Indian stock markets. SNS Journal of Marketing, 7(1), 22-28.
  4. K.Riyazahmed, & M.G.Saravanaraj. (2015). Behavioral Influences in Investor decisions - An Indian perspective. International Journal of Advanced Research in Management, Architecture, Technology & Engineering - IJARMATE, 2(3), 47-58.
  5. K.Riyazahmed. (2012). Determinants of capital structure: A case study of Automobile manufacturing companies listed in NSE.IJMFSMR - International Journal for Marketing, Financial Services & Management Research, 1(4), 47-52.
  6. K.Riyazahmed. (2012). A Study on working capital Management and its impact on profitability and net worth of CNX FMCG index companies. Sona GMR - Sona Global Management Review, 6(3), 47 – 55.
Conference Presentations
  1. Riyazahmed K. (2021). Fund performance, effect of pandemic and fund manager efficacy – A panel data analysis. School of Business and International Partners Research Conference, 2021, University of Dundee, UK, November / December.
  2. Riyazahmed K. and Balachandar Kaliappan (2021). It got delayed! Impact of demonetization on cash conversion cycle – A panel data study. ISDSI-Global Conference 2021: Leading business in a FLUID world held at Indian Institute of Management Nagpur, December 27-30, 2021.
  3. K.Riyazahmed. Prospect theory, Market forces & Investor satisfaction. International Conference On Financial Markets And Corporate Finance, Indian Institute Of Technology, Madras, TN.
  4. K.Riyazahmed. Credit Defaults - Recent scenario in Indian Banking Sector. International conference on Transfiguration of India: Vision - 2030, Vivekananda College of Arts and Science for Women, Salem, TN.
  5. K.Riyazahmed. Behavioral Influences in Investor Decision Making - an Indian perspective. Transformation of business sustainability: issues and strategies, Kongu Engineering College, Erode, TN.
  6. K.Riyazahmed. Determinants of Equity prices in Indian stock markets. International Conference, Muhthayammal Eng College, Rasipuram, TN.
  7. K.Riyazahmed. A study on IPO scenario in Indian Capital Markets. Building management model for sustainable growth practices,Vivekananda Institute of management studies, Namakkal, TN.
  8. K.Riyazahmed. Role of Credit derivatives in financial crises [2007-2010]. International Conference on Financial Derivatives,Dept of commerce, Pondichery University, TN.

Case Studies

  1. Riyazahmed, K. (2021). Alpha Investments. (Product number 1633). India Case Research Centre, All India Management Association (AIMA). pp.13.
  2. Riyazahmed, K. (2022). Is ONGC Ltd Experiencing Financial Distress?. SAGE Publications: SAGE Business Cases, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781529797299, Online ISBN: 9781529797299, pp.10.
  3. Riyazahmed, K. (2022). Red Flags in Reliance Group, India? A Probe into Reliance Infrastructure Ltd. Ivey Publishing. Reference Number W25252, Link - https://www.iveypublishing.ca/s/product/red-flags-in-reliance-group-india-a-probe-into-reliance-infrastructure-ltd/01t5c00000D59iRAAR; pp.10.