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Dr Viktor Manahov
Reader in Finance



After completing BA (Hons) in Business Studies at the Open University, I went on to study MSc Finance and Investment Management at the University of Aberdeen. I received my PhD titled ‘An investigation of the behaviour of financial markets using agent-based computational models’ from Newcastle University. I am a Fellow member of the UK Higher Education Academy and I am teaching modules related to finance and stock market trading. My research is focused upon examining various stylized facts of financial returns and execution of trading strategies. I am a member of the editorial board of the Review of Behavioral Finance.



My research focuses on:

  • Stock market forecasts and valuation of securities
  • High frequency trading
  • Behaviour of financial markets
  • Empirical properties of asset returns: stylized facts and statistical issues
  • Agent-based modelling and artificial stock markets
  • Genetic Programming trading algorithms
  • Cryptocurrency trading


Selected publications

Yalaman,A., Manahov,V.(2021). Analysing emerging market returns with high-frequency data during the global financial crisis of 2007-2009. The European Journal of Finance (3*), DOI: 10.1080/1351847X.2021.1957698

Manahov,V.(2021). Cryptocurrency liquidity during extreme price movements: is there a problem with virtual money? Quantitative Finance (3*), 21(2): 341-360.

Manahov,V.,Urquhart,A.(2021). The efficiency of bitcoin: a strongly typed genetic programming approach to smart electronic bitcoin markets. International Review of Financial Analysis (3*), 73: 101629.

Manahov,V.(2020). High‐frequency trading order cancellations and market quality: Is stricter regulation the answer? International Journal of Finance and Economics (3*), Accepted, available online:

Ergün.H.O,Yalaman,A,Manahov.V.,Zhang,H.(2020). Stock market manipulation in an emerging market of Turkey: how do market participants select stocks for manipulation? Applied Economics Letters (1*). Accepted, available online:

Manahov, V., Zhang,H. (2019). Forecasting Financial Markets Using High-Frequency Trading Data: Examination with Strongly Typed Genetic Programming. International Journal of Electronic Commerce 23 (1), 12-32 (3* ABS).

Manahov, Hudson,R., Urquhart, A. (2018). High‐frequency trading from an evolutionary perspective: Financial markets as adaptive systems. International Journal of Finance and Economics 24 (2), 943-962 (3* ABS).

Manahov, V. (2016). Scalping strategies and market manipulation. Why does high-frequency trading need stricter regulation? The Financial Review (3* ABS), 51:363-402.

Won the best paper award by the Eastern Finance Association USA

Manahov,V. (2016). Can high-frequency strategies constantly beat the market? International Journal of Finance & Economics (3* ABS), 21(2): 167-191. 

Manahov,V.(2016). A note on the relationship between high-frequency trading and latency arbitrage. International Review of Financial Analysis (3* ABS),47:281-296.

Manahov,V.(2016). The rise of the machines in commodities markets: New evidence obtained using Strongly Typed Genetic Programming. Annals of Operations Research (3* ABS), 1-32.

Hoque,H.,Kabir,S.H.,Abdelbari,E.L.,Manahov,V.(2016). Islamic and conventional equity market movements during and after the financial crisis: Evidence from newly launched MSCI indices. Financial Markets, Institutions and Instruments (3* ABS),25(4):217-252.

Manahov,V.,Hudson,R.,Hoque,H.(2015). Return predictability and the ‘wisdom of crowds’: Genetic Programming trading algorithms, the Marginal Trader Hypothesis and the Hayek Hypothesis. Journal of International financial Markets, Institutions and Money (3* ABS),37: 85-98.  

Manahov, V., Hudson, R.,Gebka,B. (2014). Does high frequency trading affect technical analysis and market efficiency? And if so, how? Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money (3* ABS), 28: 131-157.

Manahov,V.,Hudson,R.,Linsley,P.(2014). New evidence about the profitability of small and large stocks and the role of volume obtained using Strongly Typed Genetic Programming. Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money (3* ABS), 33: 299-316. 

Manahov,V.,Hudson,R.(2014). A note on the relationship between market efficiency and adaptability- New evidence from artificial stock markets. Expert Systems with Applications (3* ABS), 41: 7436-7454.

Manahov, V., Hudson, R. (2013). Herd behaviour experimental testing in laboratory artificial stock market settings. Behavioural foundations of stylized facts of financial returns. Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications (2* ABS), 392: 4352-4372.

Prasetyo,D.,Manahov,V.,Obiosa,N.(2014). Does capital market reaction to non-economic factors generate abnormal returns? Investment Management and Financial Innovations (2* ABS), 11(4): 66-76.

Zhang,H.,Manahov,V.,Hudson,R.,Metkalf,H.(2015). Do house prices overreact to relevant information? New evidence from UK housing market. Investment Management and Financial Innovations (2* ABS), 12(3): 26-39.

Prasetyo,D.,Manahov,V.,Obiosa,N. (2016). Investigating the determinants of dividend policy in emerging markets using a combination of explanatory variables. Investment Management and Financial Innovations (2* ABS), 2(2): 14-28.

Zhang,H.,Manahov,V.,Hudson,R.,Metkalf,H.(2015).Identification of house price bubbles using user cost in a state space model. Applied Economics (2* ABS), 47(56): 6088-6101.

Zhang,H.,Manahov,V.,Hudson,R.,Metcalf,H. (2016). Investigation of institutional changes in the UK housing market using structural break tests and time varying parameter models. Empirical Economics (2* ABS). 1-24.

Manahov, V., Hudson, R., Soufian, M. (2013). The implications of trader cognitive abilities on stock market properties. Intelligent Systems in Accounting, Finance and Management (1* ABS), 21(1): 1-18.

Manahov, V., Hudson, R. (2014). The implications of high frequency trading on market efficiency and price discovery. Applied Economics Letters (1* ABS), 21(16):1148-1151.

Manahov,V., Hudson, R. (2013). New evidence of technical trading profitability. Economics Bulletin, 33(4): 2493-2503.

Papers under review

Manahov,V. (2016). Forecasting financial markets using high-frequency data: New evidence from artificial futures markets. European Journal of Operational Research (4* ABS). Under review.

Manahov,V.,Hudson,R.,Urquhart,A.(2016). High-frequency trading from an evolutionary perspective: Financial markets as adaptive systems. Journal of Banking and Finance (3* ABS). Under review.

Working papers

Manahov,V. (2017). Trading at superhuman speeds: Why high-frequency trading is so difficult to regulate? Working paper.

Full publications list






Viktor Manahov

School for Business and Society
University of York
Church Lane Building
York Science Park
York YO10 5ZF

Telephone: +44 (0) 1904 325847
Room: CL/A/119A

Subject Group

Accounting and Finance


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Other teaching

Financial Strategy and Governance - MAN00014M

Finance and Financial Analysis
Corporate Financial Strategy (online)