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PengCheng "Phil" Zhu

Assistant Professor of Finance, Eberhardt School of Business

Professor Zhu joined the Eberhardt School of Business as an Assistant Professor of Finance in 2009. Phil's research focuses on international corporate finance and governance. He has been an active researcher and published more than ten research articles. Some papers have appeared in recognized top academic business journals, including Journal of Corporate Finance, Financial Management, Strategic Management Journal, and Journal of International Management.

As a junior faculty member, his colleagues are impressed with the strength of his research portfolio in both quality and quantity as well as bridging disciplines from finance to marketing, international business, and strategy. Professor Zhu also serves as instructor and faculty advisor to the Eberhardt Student Investment Fund (SIF). Ranked as one of the largest student funds in the West, the Eberhardt SIF manages a $2.3 million portfolio invested in stocks, bonds and indexes. The fund has been outperforming the market since its inception in 2007.

In 2011, the student managers were awarded second place in the "Alternative Investment Competition" at a Global Student Investment Forum. Students gain valuable experience in the fund by using industry standard research tools, such as the Bloomberg terminal and the Capital IQ database, and practicing professional writing and presentation skills. Phil actively provides excellent opportunities for students to attend investment conferences, visit the Pacific Stock Exchange and the Federal Reserve Bank, and interact with many professional investors during the course. Under Phil's guidance, the SIF course and fund aims to be among the leaders in the experiential learning education on the campus and in the country.