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Dr. Wang is currently an Honorary Associate Professor of Finance at Alliance Manchester Business School and Associate Professor of Finance at Lancaster University Management School. He is recenlty a Visiting Research Professor at New York University Stern School of Business. He received his Ph.D. degree in Finance from the University of Melbourne. During his Ph.D., he was a visiting Doctoral scholar at NYU Stern, and a resident tutor/scholar at Ormond College. Previously, he received a Master degree in Finance with Distinction from Durham University, and double Bachelor degrees in Economics and Business Administration from Jilin University. He worked for AMBS as a full time tenured Assistant Professor of Finance from 2013 to 2017.

George's research interest is in the area of empirical asset pricing and investments with a particular focus on mutual funds, factor investing and hedge funds. His work has been published at leading international conferences and academic journals. He also acted as ad-hoc referees for several major journals in the field. He currently supervises DBA, Ph.D. and Master students in fund management, momentum, value and growth investing. He is the founder and advisor of Manchester Student Investment Fund.

Dr. Wang's research can be accessed and downloaded through SSRN. His work has been cited in Yahoo FinanceETF.COM,  ValueWalk, and popular practitioners' websites, such as QuantpediaAlphaArchitech.

Before joining AMBS and LUMS, Dr. Wang was a practitioner at Origo Partners PLC's Beijing office on cross-border and domestic private equity investment and Societe Generale Asset management Fund Management's Shanghai office on financial engineering and domestic investment. He sits on the board of a largest carbon finance company and a boutique investment management firm in China. Previously he was a special advisor and contributor to the Australian Davos ADC Forum: Future Summit - China.

Research interests

  • “Starting on the Wrong Foot: Seasonality in Mutual Fund Performance”, with Stephen Brown (NYU Stern), Juan Sotes-Paladino (Melbourne) and Chelsea Yao (Lancaster); 24th Conference on the Theories and Practices of Securities and Financial Markets Conference, Best Paper Award (received&deferred); Financial Management Association 2016 Annual Meeting Paper, USA, Best Paper Award in Investments-Semi-Finalist; Asia Finance Association 2016 Annual Meeting Paper; Accepted, Journal of Banking and Fiance
  • “The Trend is Your Friend: Time-Series Momentum Strategies across Equity and Commodity Markets ” with Athina Georgopoulou (SEI Investments); 2016, forthcoming, Review of Finance
  • “Are Active Managers a Drag on Investor Wealth?  Evidence from an Option-Based Estimation” with Spencer Martin (Melbourne), various leading conference programs, Currently Revise and Resubmit, Journal of Financial Economics
  • "The Value of Growth: changes in profitability and Future Stock Returns", with Juan Sotes-Paladino (Melbourne) and Chelsea Yao (Lancaster); 29th Australasian Finance and Banking Conference paper; FIRN 2016 Annual Meeting paper; 11th Conference on Asia-Pacific Financial Markets paper; Currently Revise and Resubmit, Journal of Quantitative and Financial Analysis;
  • “The Enduring Effect of Time-Series Momentum on Stock Returns over nearly 100-Years" with  Ian D'Souza (NYU Stern), Chelsea Yao (Lancaster) and Voraphat Srichanachaichok (Bankok Bank); FMA 2016 Annual Meeting, Best Paper Award in Investments - Semi-Finalist; Asia Finance Association 2016 Annual Meeting Paper; 29th Australasian Finance and Banking Conference paper; Revise and Resubmit, Journal of Banking and Finance;


Dr. Wang currently teaches Investment Analysis, Applied Investment Management and Ph.D. Thesis Workshop on Mutual Funds, Hedge Funds and Performance Evaluation. He also teaches Hedge Fund Strategies classes in Shanghai, Lancaster and Manchester.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Institutional Investors' Behavior and Performance, University of Melbourne

10 Feb 200910 Jun 2013

Award Date: 15 Dec 2013

Areas of expertise

  • HG Finance
  • Fund Management
  • Investment Strategies
  • Empirical Asset Pricing
  • Factor Investing
  • Quantitative Investing and FinTech


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