Daniel Neukirchen completed his bachelor’s degree in International Business at the Cologne University of Applied Sciences. During his bachelor studies, he worked as an intern at a consulting company and spent a semester abroad at the University of Limerick, Ireland. After graduation in 2016, he decided to pursue a master’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Controlling and Taxation at the University of Wuppertal. In order to gain further professional experience alongside his master’s, Daniel worked as a working student at a medium-sized company in the mechanical and plant engineering industry for two years. In the beginning of 2019, he then earned his master’s degree. In his master thesis, he used event study methodology to explore further potential factors influencing stock price reactions to sudden deaths of corporate executives and directors. Motivated to do further research on topics concerning finance and corporate governance, Daniel finally decided to join the Centre for Finance, Risk & Resource Management in May 2019.