Dr. Nathrah Ya’cob

Dr. Nathrah Ya’cob

Stream Coordinator - Finance

PhD in Finance, University of Malaya, Malaysia, 2016
Master of Science in Finance, Graduate School of Management, University Putra Malaysia
Bachelor of Science in Finance, Northern Illinois University, USA

Subjects Taught
  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Management
  • Investment Analysis
  • Business Statistics

Research Interests
  • Asset pricing
  • Behavioural finance
  • Personal financial planning

Publications Journals
  • Yacob, Mahdzan Nurul Shahnaz & Arof Hamzah, 2016. The predictive value of Investor Sentiment Index on the volatility of the Malaysian stock market. Asian Journal of Accounting Perspective. Vol. 1, December 2016. (Non Scopus/ISI)
  • Yacob Nathrah, Mahdzan Nurul Shahnaz, The predictive ability of consumer sentiment's volatility to the Malaysian stock market's volatility. Afro-Asian J. of Finance and Accounting, 2014 Vol.4, No.4, pp.460 - 476 (Scopus indexed)
  • Taufiq Hassan, Nathrah Yacob and Shamsher Mohamad Ramadilli Mohd. 2009. Is There Really a Size Effect in Stock Returns: Evidence from an Emerging Market Economy In :(Ed., Choo Wei Chong and Loo Sin Chun), Research in Finance: GARCH its Applications and EMH. Publisher, UPM. Pp. 41-54.

Contributions to the society/university
  • Appointed judge for the grand finale of “1million dream start-up challenge” competition organized by Taylor’s University for secondary school students, Malaysia.
  • Mentor of students’ participation in CIMB ASEAN stock challenge 2017 (emerged as Regional Champion and National Champion)
  • Mentor of students’ participation in the PNB investment quiz 2016 (emerged as semi-analyst winner)
  • Mentor of students’ participation in the PNB investment quiz 2016 (emerged as National Champion)