Christian T. Lundblad

Richard “Dick” Levin Distinguished Professor of Finance,
Senior Associate Dean for Faculty and Research,
Senior Fellow, Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise,
Kenan-Flagler Business School,
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Christian Lundblad is an investments and finance expert focusing on asset pricing, investment management, and international finance. Professor Lundblad’s work addresses issues that are central to ERISA excessive fee, securities, and other investment-related matters. He has served as an expert in matters involving various investment issues, including ERISA cases alleging excessive fees and inappropriate investments.

In his research, Professor Lundblad addresses issues in empirical asset pricing, investment management, international finance, and the effect of the risk-return trade-off on capital markets. His recent work centers on hedge funds and hedge fund performance benchmarking. Professor Lundblad has also analyzed term structure dynamics, asset fire sales, and market liberalization—research that intersects with corporate and municipal bond pricing.

He has written numerous articles in leading academic publications, including the Journal of Finance, the Review of Financial Studies, and the Journal of Financial Economics. Professor Lundblad’s research has also received coverage in the mainstream media, notably Bloomberg, Forbes, and Institutional Investor. He serves as associate editor at Financial Management and the Journal of Banking and Finance.

Professor Lundblad teaches courses on investments, global financial markets and management, and macroeconomics. He has received multiple honors for outstanding teaching, including the MBA for Executives award and the OneMBA Teaching Excellence award, as well as other recognitions for his research. He is the Senior Associate Dean for Faculty and Research at the Kenan-Flagler Business School, and a senior fellow at the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise. In addition, Professor Lundblad holds a courtesy appointment as a special-term professor at the People’s Bank of China School of Finance at Tsinghua University, Beijing.

Professor Lundblad has consulted on defined contribution plans, mutual fund analysis, emerging market risk benchmarking, and consumer credit ratings for Fortune 500 companies and branches of the armed services. He has collaborated with private firms on various issues related to hedge fund and risk benchmarking. Earlier in his career, Professor Lundblad served as financial economist to the Federal Reserve Board of Governors in Washington, DC.

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