• United Kingdom

Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

Hedge funds innovation and risk management;
Real option and asset pricing;
FinTech, Algorithmic trading and Online portfolio selection

Personal profile

Personal Statement

Hai Zhang joined Strathclyde Business School in March 2017 as Strathclyde Chancellor's Fellow in Finance and currently works as a Senior Lecturer in Finance. Prior to that, Hai was fully funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) for his PhD research (2013-2016) at the University of Glasgow.

Hai's research mainly focuses on financing innovation in incomplete financial markets, and particularly its role in alleviating severe financing constraints for agents due to the asymmetric information. 

He is very willing to supervise suitably qualified PhD students in his fields of interest.

Some of Hai's works have been published in internationally recognized journals such as Journal of Corporate Finance, European Journal of Operational Research, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, The European Journal of Finance, European Financial Management, and Economics Letters among others.

He also acts as referee for different journals such as Economic Modelling, European Journal of Operational Research, European Journal of Finance, International Review of Economics and Finance, Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of operational research society, and Quantitative Finance.

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

Doctor of Philosophy, The Financing Innovation in Entrepreneurship and Hedge Funds, Adam Smith Business School

1 Oct 201316 Oct 2016

Award Date: 28 Feb 2017


  • Hedge Funds
  • Asset Pricing
  • FinTech
  • Online Portfolio Selection


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