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Since its inception the center has provided financial support that contributed to UNC Kenan-Flagler’s research mission in Investment Management.  Such funding is essential in supporting the high impact research programs of UNC Kenan-Flagler faculty. The center provides significant support for the biennial UNC/Duke Asset Pricing Conference, a premier event that attracts academic researchers from across the country, including several Nobel Prize winners. Funding also supports conference and research travel, the purchase of databases and publications, specialized computing equipment, and research assistance. Investing in faculty research support and deepening ties to the research community in the investment management arena is an important aspect of the center’s mission.

Select publications

“Insurers as Asset managers and Systemic Risk”, Review of Financial Studies (2022)
How Does Human Capital Affect Investing? Evidence from University Endowments“, Review of Finance (2022)
Should Defined Contribution Plans Include Private Equity Investments?“, Financial Analysts Journal (2022)
Nowcasting Net Asset Values: The Case of Private Equity“, Review of Financial Studies (2022)
Crowded Trades and Tail Risk“, Review of Financial Studies (2021)
Taper Tantrums: QE, its Aftermath and Emerging Market Capital Flows“, Review of Financial Studies (2021)
Finding Fortune: How Do Institutional Investors Pick Asset Managers?“, Review of Financial Studies (2021)
“Business Cycles and Currency Returns”, Journal of Financial Economics (2020)
Determinants of International Buyout Investments“, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis (2020)
Private or Public? Determining the Optimal Ownership Structure“, Journal of Portfolio Management (2020)
Production Networks and Stock Returns: The Role of Vertical Creative Destruction“, Review of Financial Studies (2020)
“Temperature and Growth: a Panel Analysis of the United States”, Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking (2019)

Noteworthy media coverage

“A Slow Burn”, Endeavors (2023)
Climate Change Mitigation is Vital – But It’s Not Part of the Fed’s Mandate,” Fortune (2022)
As Regulators Scrutinize Private-Equity Performance Reporting, Researchers See Value in Alternative Metrics“, The Wall Street Journal (2022)
Investors Rely More and More on Higher Returns from Private Markets“, The Economist (2022)
Capital Controls are Becoming Disturbingly Popular,” Bloomberg (2020)
Scientists Prove Crowded Hedge Fund Stocks Are Real and Risky,” Bloomberg (2019)
Crowded Trades & Tail Risk,” (2019)
“Climate Change May Deeply Wound Long-Term U.S. Growth, Richmond Fed Paper Finds,” The Wall Street Journal (2018)
“Most Economic Forecasts Have a Big Blind Spot: Climate Change,” CNN (2018)
Why Alternative Asset Managers Make the Best Board Members,” Institutional Investor (2018)