Christian Lundblad conducts research on investments and finance, with a focus on asset pricing, investment management, and international finance. He serves as an expert on investment issues, ERISA matters alleging excessive fees, and inappropriate investments.
In his research, Professor Lundblad addresses the effect of the risk-return trade-off on capital markets. His recent work has centered on hedge funds and hedge fund benchmarking. Professor Lundblad has also concentrated on term structure dynamics, asset fire sales, and market liberalization, research that has intersected 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 finance area chair, associate dean of Ph.D. programs at the Kenan-Flagler Business School, and a director for the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise and for the Center for Excellence in Investment Management. 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 served as a consultant on defined contribution plans, mutual fund analysis, and emerging market risk benchmarking for a number of Fortune 500 companies, as well as branches of the armed services and consumer credit ratings. 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.