Christopher Schwarz

Christopher Schwarz

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

Retail Trading


Regulation and Money Management

Christopher Schwarz is a Professor of Finance at the Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California Irvine as well as the Faculty Director for the Center for Investment and Wealth Management. His research interests include the management, disclosure, and operational risk of the investment fund industry, the impact of manager incentives and structure on investment fund performance, and the behavior of retail investors and retail market structure. 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. It has been cited by the New York Times, LA Times, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Bloomberg, and Barron’s as well as appeared on CNBC and included in testimony before the U.S. Congress House Financial Services Committee.

Chris also provides a number of economic and financial forecasts in the community as well as to Fortune 500 companies. Prior to arriving at UCI, Christopher received his Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, during which he was also a Visiting Doctoral Fellow at Yale University’s International Center of Finance. He received his B.S. from Babson College in Wellesley, MA.