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Xingnong Zhu

Senior Associate Professor

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Kevin X. Zhu is a Senior Associate Professor of Finance at the International Business School Suzhou at XJTLU. He received his PhD from Schulich School of Business, York University in 2002. He has published papers that appear in both academic and practitioner’s journals such as Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Banking and Finance, and Financial Analysts Journal. He has received two General Research Funds (GRF) from University Grants Committee of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in 2015 and 2016, respectively, and also received “Graham and Dodd Scroll Award of Excellence” from the CFA Institute in 2007 and 2011, respectively. His research interests are focused on empirical asset pricing, macroeconomic news and earnings announcements, portfolio construction and strategies, and fund performance and selection.

Research interests

Empirical asset pricing (information shocks and asset price jumps); macroeconomic news and earnings announcements; portfolio construction and strategies; asset allocation with human capital and insurance products; mutual (hedge) fund performance and selection


Senior Associate Professor in Finance, International Business School Suzhou (IBSS),Xiapos;an Jiaotong-Liverpool University - 2017 to Present

Assistant Professor of Finance, School of Accounting and Finance, Hong Kong Polytechnic University - 2009 to 2016

Senior Research Consultant, Ibbotson Associates, Morningstar Inc. - 2003 to 2009

Lecturer, Department of Economic Management, Sichuan University - 1984 to 1992


ACF408 Fixed Income and Derivative Instruments

ACF410 Portfolio Management

ACF415 Industry Research Project

MAN303 Final Year Project

Awards and honours

2011 Graham and Dodd Scroll Award of Excellence, the CFA Institute

2007 Graham and Dodd Scroll Award of Excellence, the CFA Institute

2001 Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS), Ontario government

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth

Education/Academic qualification

PhD , Schulich School of Business, York University, - 2002

M.A. , Department of Economics, York University, - 1997

M.S. , Department of Statistics, Southwest University of Finance & Economics, - 1988

B.S. , Department of Mathematics, Lanzhou University, - 1983

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