Isenberg Finance Educator Honored with Endowed Professorship
May 08, 2018
Isenberg is pleased to announce the appointment of Bing Liang to the newly created Charles P. McQuaid Endowed Professorship. Professor Liang’s national reputation as a researcher includes key papers devoted to hedge and mutual funds, decisions by institutional investors, risk management, and anomalies in capital markets. His research has appeared in the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics,Management Science, and other leading journals. A PhD graduate in finance from the University of Iowa, he teaches on all graduate and undergraduate levels, offering courses in financial analysis and decisions, empirical asset pricing, personal finance, international finance, and capital markets and institutions. He successfully engages students through hands-on learning, analysis of current issues, and projects that balance team-based learning with individual decision making.
Professor Liang has been a key architect and driver of Isenberg’s forthcoming Master of Finance program in Alternative Investments. The curriculum—the first of its kind worldwide—will leverage Isenberg’s commanding market advantage in the derivatives field, including Professor Liang’s own strength as one of its seminal academic researchers and editor since 2013 of The Journal for Alternative Investments. Finally, Professor Liang has excelled as an ambassador for the finance department with alumni by working with the finance advisory board and by maintaining strong ties with many of his thousands of former students.
The professorship’s benefactor, Isenberg finance graduate Charles P. McQuaid ’74, retired after 35 years at Columbia Wanger Asset Management in Chicago, after serving as president and chief investment officer. He remains professionally active as an investor and advisor to investors.