Dr George Jiaguo Wang

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Position: Lecturer in Finance
Academic unit: Accounting and Finance


Dr. Wang is an Assistant Professor of Finance at Manchester Business School, and currently a Visiting Research Professor at New York University Stern School of Business. He received his Ph.D in Finance from the University of Melbourne, Australia. During his PhD, he was also a visiting scholar at NYU Stern, United States. Previously, he received a Master degree in Finance with Distinction from Durham University, United Kingdom, and double Bachelor degrees in Economics and Business Administration from Jilin University, China.

George's research interest is in the area of empirical asset pricing and investments with a particular focus on mutual funds, momentum investing and hedge funds. His work has been published at leading international conferences and academic journals, such as the Review of Finance. He also acted as ad-hoc referees for several major journals in the filed. He currently supervises DBA, Doctoral and Master students in investment management, momentum and value investing.

Before joining MBS, 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 domestic investment. He sits in the board of a largest carbon finance and clean technology company and a boutique investment management firm in China.

Research Interests

Current Research

  1. “Are Active Managers a Drag on Investor Wealth? Evidence from an Option-Based Estimation” with Spencer Martin (Melborune), Revise and Resubmit, Journal of Financial Economics
  2. “The Trend is Your Friend: Time-Series Momentum Strategies across Equity and Commodity Markets ” with Athina Georgopoulou (SEI Investments); forthcoming, Review of Finance
  3. “Starting on the Wrong Foot: Seasonality in Mutual Fund Performance”, with Stephen Brown (NYU), Juan Sotes-Paladino (Melbourne) and Chelsea Yao (Lancaster)
  4. “The Enduring Effect of Time-Series Momentum on Stock Returns over nearly 100-Years" with Ian D'Souza (NYU), Chelsea Yao (Lancaster) and Voraphat Srichanachaichok (Bank of Bankok), Revise and Resubmit, Journal of Banking and Finance
  5. “Financial Media and Seasoned Equity Offerings” with Ji Sun (CSRC) and Michael Guo (Durham)
  6. “Are Dividends and Repurchases Substitutes?” with Gil Aharoni (Melborune) and ChristineBrown (Monash)

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

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  • Brown, S. J., Sotes-Paladino, J., Yao, C., & Wang, G. (2016). Starting on the Wrong Foot: Seasonality in Mutual Fund Performance. Paper presented at Asian FA Annual Meeting , Bangkok, Thailand.. Publication link: 28be9cba-728f-47f4-8988-803619fd5eb7
  • Wang, J., D'Souza, I., Yao, C., & Srichanachaichok, V. (2016). The Enduring Effect of Time-Series Momentum on Stock Returns over nearly 100-Years. Financial Management Association International.. Publication link: 33f0f5df-cf0c-4e77-a452-009520e99d6c
  • Wang, G., & Georgopoulou, A. (2016). The Trend is Your Friend: Time-Series Momentum Strategies Across Equity and Commodity Markets. Review of Finance. . Publication link: f956e892-4298-4d6e-b20c-1158ace710cd