Zhang, Weiming (Elaine)
On Job Market 2021-22

PhD student, Year 6

Department of Finance


Research Interest

Empirical Asset Pricing
Corporate Social Responsibility

  • Publications & Working Papers
    • Green or Brown, Which One to Short Sell? (Job Market Paper) – NFA (2021), FMA (2021)
    • ESG Preference, Institutional Trading, and Stock Return Patterns (with Jie Cao, Sheridan Titman, and Xintong Zhan) – Conditionally accepted at Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Featured at NBER Working Paper Series, WFA (2020), FIFI (2020), NFA (2019), Finance Down Under (2019)
    • Unlocking ESG Premium from Options (with Jie Cao, Amit Goyal, and Xintong Zhan) – AFA (2022), Melbourne Asset Pricing Meeting (2021)
    • Carbon Emissions, Institutional Trading, and the Liquidity of Corporate Bonds (with Jie Cao, Yi Li, Xintong Zhan, and Linyu Zhou)
  • Grants
    • General Research Fund (Co-Investigator), Hong Kong Research Grant Council, 2021, HK$$672,993 (US$86,500)
    • GIWM Research Grant, Geneva Institute for Wealth Management, Switzerland, 2020, CHF15,000
  • Awards & Honours
    • Best Paper Prize, FMA Consortium on Asset Management by University of Cambridge, 2020
    • AFA student travel grant, 2020
    • AAM–CAMRI Prize in Asset Management, Asia Asset Management and National University of Singapore, 2019, US$15,000
    • Alternative Risk Premia Research Grant of the Paris–Dauphine House of Finance and Unigestion, 2019, €10,000
    • Best Paper Award, 26th Conference on the Theories and Practices of Securities and Financial Markets, 2018
    • Postgraduate Studentship, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2017-2022
    • CFA Program Access Scholarship, 2016
  • Speakers at Professional Events
    • American Finance Association Annual Meeting, US (online), 2022, scheduled
    • Northern Finance Association Annual Meeting, Canada (online), 2021, scheduled
    • FMA Annual Conference, US (online), 2021, scheduled
    • 2021 Academic Research Colloquium for Financial Planning and Related Disciplines, US (online), 2021, scheduled
    • 4thAnnual GRASFI Conference, Beijing (online), 2021
    • FMA Annual Conference, US (online), 2020
    • FMA Consortium on Asset Management, Cambridge, UK, 2020
    • American Finance Association Annual Meeting Poster Session, US, 2020
    • 8th Luxembourg Asset Management Summit, Luxembourg, 2019
    • CSR, the Economy and Financial Markets, Duesseldorf, Germany, 2019
    • EFA Doctoral Workshop, Carcavelos, Portugal, 2019
    • China International Conference in Finance (CICF), Guangzhou, China, 2019
    • 4th PKU-NUS Annual International Conference on Quantitative Finance and Economics, Shenzhen, China, 2019
    • Guanghua International Symposium on Finance, Beijing, 2018
    • 31st Australasian Finance and Banking Conference, Sydney, Australia, 2018
    • 26th Conference on the Theories and Practices of Securities and Financial Markets, Taiwan, 2018
    • Hong Kong – Shenzhen Greater Bay Area Summer Finance Conference, 2018
    • China Business Knowledge @ CUHK Luncheon Series: How CSR Changes Our Behavior and Society. 2018
    • CQAsia and Bank of America Merrill Lynch Quant Conference, Hong Kong, 2017

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