Hanxiong joined the Surrey Business School as a Senior Lecturer in Finance in February 2021. Hanxiong was previously a Lecturer in Financial Management at the University of Sheffield, and before that at the University of Lincoln and University of Newcastle upon Tyne. Hanxiong is also a PhD graduate of the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. Hanxiong’s research areas are in: corporate governance, FinTech, and financial economics. Hanxiong is the Program Director for the MSc in International Financial Management. He has published in the Journal of Corporate Finance; European Financial Management; European Economic Review; Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting; Financial Markets, Institutions and Instruments amongst others. Hanxiong is also a CFA charterholder, a FRM charterholder and a HEA fellow. Hanxiong welcomes PhD applications in his research interests.
Areas of specialism
University roles and responsibilities
- Program Director for the MSc in International Financial Management
Affiliations and memberships
Hanxiong's current research include the corporate governance, financial investment evaluation, and Fintech.
Postgraduate research supervision
Hanxiong is currently supervising a PhD thesis in the topic of FinTech.
Since 2015, Hanxiong has supervised PhD thesis in the topics of FinTech and Corporate Finance.
Hanxiong welcomes PhD applications in his research interests.
Undergraduate: MAN3103 Topics in Finance
Postgraduate: MANM202 International Corporate Governance
Schopohl, L., Urquhart, A. and Zhang, H. (2021) ' Female CFOs, leverage and the moderating role of board diversity and CEO power', Journal of Corporate Finance, Forthcoming. (ABS 4)
Urquhart, A. and Zhang, H. (2021) 'PhD CEOs and firm performance', European Financial Management, Forthcoming. (ABS 3)
Hudson, R., Urquhart, A. and Zhang, H. (2020) ' Political uncertainty and sentiment: Evidence from the impact of Brexit on financial markets', European Economic Review, Forthcoming. (ABS 3)
Su, C., Zhang, H., and Hudson, R. (2020) 'The time-varying performance of analyst recommendation revisions: Do market conditions matter?', Financial Markets, Institutions and Instruments, 29(2), pp. 65-89. (ABS 3)
Urquhart, A. and Zhang, H. (2019) 'Is Bitcoin a hedge or safe-haven for currencies? An intraday analysis', International Review of Financial Analysis, 63, pp. 49-57. (ABS 3)
Zhang, H. and Urquhart, A. (2019) 'Pairs trading across Mainland China and Hong Kong stock markets', International Journal of Finance and Economics, 24, pp. 698-726. (ABS 3)
Su, C., Zhang, H., Bangassa, K. and Joseph, N. (2019) ' On the investment value of sell-side analyst recommendation revisions in the UK', Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, 53(1), pp. 257-293. (ABS 3)
Su, C., Zhang, H. and Joseph, N. (2020) 'The performance persistence of analyst recommendation revisions: Does brokerage house reputation matter?', International Journal of Finance and Economics, Forthcoming. (ABS 3)
Zhang, H. and Urquhart, A. (2020) 'Do momentum and reversal strategies work in commodity futures? A comprehensive study', Review of Behaviour Finance, 12(4), pp. 375-409.
Su, C. and Zhang, H. (2020) 'A Time-series Bootstrapping Simulation Method to Distinguish Sell-side Analysts’ Skill from Luck', in Lee, C.-F. and Lee, J.C. (eds.) Handbook of Financial Econometrics, Mathematics, Statistics, and Technology. World Scientific Publishing Co, Vol. 2, pp.2011-2052. (Book Chapter)
Manahov, V., and Zhang, H. (2019) 'Forecasting financial markets using high-frequency trading data: Examination with Strongly Typed Genetic Programming', International Journal of Electronic Commerce, 23(1), pp. 12-32. (ABS 3)
Urquhart, A. and Zhang, H. (2019) 'The performance of technical trading rules in socially responsible investments', International Review of Economics and Finance, 63, pp. 397-411. (ABS 2)
Zhang, H., Auer, B., and Vortelinos, D. (2018) 'Performance ranking (dis)similarities in commodity markets', Global Finance Journal, 35, pp. 115-137. (ABS 2)
Hettihewa, S., Saha, S., and Zhang, H. (2018) 'Does an aging population influence stock markets? Evidence from New Zealand', Economic Modelling, 75, pp. 142-158. (ABS 2)
Zhang, H., Hudson, R., Metcalf, H. and Manahov, V. (2017) 'Investigation of institutional changes in the UK housing market using structural break tests and time varying parameter models', Empirical Economics, 53(2), pp. 617-640. (ABS 2)
Zhang, H., Hudson, R., Metcalf, H. and Manahov, V. (2015) 'Identification of house price bubbles using user cost in a state space model', Applied Economics, 47(56), pp. 6088-6101. (ABS 2)