UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Shaping Leaders, Driving Results

UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Gregory W. Brown

Professor of Finance and Sarah Graham Kenan Distinguished Scholar

McColl 4115
CB #3490
Chapel Hill, NC

 office: (919) 962-9250

Greg Brown’s research centers on financial risk and the use of financial derivative contracts as risk management tools. He also studies private investment strategies, such as hedge funds and private equity.

He teaches derivatives and hedge fund strategies courses in the MBA, EMBA and Undergraduate Business Programs.

Dr. Brown is director of the Institute for Private Capital, the Center for Excellence in Investment Management and the Capital Markets Lab at UNC Kenan-Flagler. He also serves as a director of the Kenan-Flagler Business School Foundation.

He has published in leading academic and practitioner finance journals, including The Journal of Finance, The Journal of Financial Economics, The Review of Financial Studies, The Journal of Derivatives, Financial Analyst Journal and RISK.

Dr. Brown is managing director and director of research for Amundi Smith Breeden Associates, a global asset management firm specializing in fixed income investments.

He has served as a consultant on financial risk and portfolio management for money management firms, the U.S. government and Fortune 500 companies.

Prior to joining UNC Kenan-Flagler, he worked at the Board of Governors of Federal Reserve System in the Division of Research and Statistics.

He also worked in artist relations for a subsidiary of Capitol Records in Hollywood.

He received his PhD in finance from the University of Texas at Austin and his BS with honors in physics and economics from Duke University.