Christopher Schwarz

Christopher Schwarz

Associate Professor, Finance
Faculty Director, Center for Investment and Wealth Management

SB2 329



PhD, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
BS, Babson College

Research Interest

Hedge Funds

Mutual Funds


Regulation and Money Management

Christopher Schwarz’s research interests include the management, disclosure, and operational risk of the investment fund industry and the impact of manager incentives and structure on investment fund performance. His research has been published in such leading academic journals as the Journal of FinanceJournal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, and the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis and included in testimony before the U.S. Congress House Financial Services Committee.



 Working Papers

 Work In Progress

  • “Utility of Disclosure in Highly Regulated Environments,” with Stephen J. Brown, William Goetzmann and Bing Liang.
  • “Resolving Uncertainty: The Case of Mutual Funds,” with Zheng Sun.


  • Excellence in Teaching, Fully Employed MBA, 2012, 2013
  • Excellence in Teaching, Full-Time MBA, 2011, 2012, 2013


Professor Schwarz has been at the Paul Merage School of Business since July 2008. Prior to arriving at UCI, he received his Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. During his doctoral studies, he was also a Visiting Doctoral Fellow at Yale University’s International Center of Finance in 2007 and the Advisory Editor at the Review of Financial Studies. He received his B.S. from Babson College in Wellesley, MA. Prior to receiving his doctorate, Professor Schwarz worked in the IT industry writing custom applications for medium sized businesses.