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Carl H. Lindner College of Business

New Faculty Bolsters UC Finance Department

Published:
Monday, December 19, 2016 6:23 PM
Three finance professors to join Carl H. Lindner College of Business.
Chen Xue

Chen Xue

The Lindner College of Business welcomes Chen Xue, Michael Neugent and Alexander Borisov as new faculty members in the Department of Finance.

“With these outstanding faculty, our college continues to build upon Greater Cincinnati’s strength as a prominent financial center by preparing future finance professionals for the marketplace,” says David M. Szymanski, PhD, Dean, Lindner College of Business.

Chen Xue joins as an assistant professor of finance and will hold a Richard Thornburgh Professorship of Finance in the Lindner College of Business. Prior to UC, he was an instructor at the University of Michigan and a lecturer at Michigan State University.

His research interests include empirical, theoretical asset pricing, mutual funds and macroeconomics. Xue is currently researching cross-sectional stock returns and mutual fund performance evaluation, work that was presented at UC, as well as five other colleges, including the Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance in February 2012.

Xue has received numerous awards for academic excellence and was awarded several grants to present his research at various conferences.

He received his bachelor degree in statistics from the University of Science and Technology of China, a master’s of science in statistics from Michigan State University and a PhD in finance from the University of Michigan.

Alexander Borisov

Alexander Borisov

Alexander Borisov is an assistant professor of finance and will also hold a Richard Thornburgh Professorship of Finance at the Lindner College of Business. Prior to UC, he was an instructor at the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.

His research interests include corporate finance and financial intermediation. His work has been published in the Economics of Small Business, as well as the Journal of Banking and Finance, with several working papers in progress. “Does Gender Matter in Bank-Firm Relationships? Evidence from Small Business Lending” has been published in the Journal of Banking and Finance.

He received several awards and honors, including the Kelley Division of Student Affairs Outstanding Associate Instructor Award at Indiana University in 2009.

He is a member of the American Finance Association, Financial Management Association and Midwest Finance Association. He’s also an ad hoc reviewer for the Journal of Banking and Finance.

Borisov received a bachelor degree in management and a master’s degree in economics from the University of Magdeburg in Germany and a PhD in finance from Indiana University.

Michael Neugent

Michael Neugent

Michael Neugent joins as an assistant professor-educator and will be director of the Master of Science in Finance program. Neugent is no newcomer to the college, having worked as an adjunct instructor of accounting for two years. His financial experience is extensive and most currently includes a position as a financial advisor for Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, helping clients achieve personal and financial goals.

He received a bachelor and master of arts in humanities and theology from St. Mary’s Seminary and University in Baltimore, Maryland, and an MBA from the Lindner College of Business, where his team won the ACG Cincinnati Cup and the MBA Mergers and Acquisitions case competitions.

His civic involvement is varied and includes serving on the Board of Governors for the College of Business Alumni Association and the finance committee of the UC’s Alumni Association.

Yong Kim, professor of finance and head of the finance and real estate department, says the college is fortunate to recruit three exceptionally gifted new members this year.

“Professors Borisov and Xue are outstanding new talents for the Lindner College of Business’ finance program, and MS-finance program Director Nuegent’s superb energy and aptitude will expedite the new program’s success.”