Peter Klein

Professor, Finance
B.Sc., LL.B., M.B.A., (W. Ontario), Ph.D. (Toronto), CFA, CBV, CGA

Segal Room: SGL 3255
Segal Phone: 778.782.7722

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Dr. Peter Klein is a Professor of Finance. Prior to joining the Beedie School of Business, he spent 10 years in a variety of roles at CIBC/Wood Gundy, including Chief Trader of Derivatives in London, UK and Vice-President, Investment Banking in Tokyo. He then made a career switch, earning his PhD in Finance from the University of Toronto in 1996. He has taught International Finance, Derivatives and Investment Policy and was awarded the TD Canada Trust Distinguished Teaching Award in 1998. Peter was the founding Academic Director of the Global Asset and Wealth Management MBA and Master of Financial Risk Management programs and continues to teach in the investment management stream of the MSc Finance program. He lead the team that introduced the Student Investment Advisory Service in 2003 and Beedie Endowment Asset Management in 2011. Peter is also a CFA, CBV and CPA CGA.  Previously he was a Trustee as well as Chair of the SFU Academic Pension Plan and was previously director of professional development for CFA Vancouver. He was Advising Principal of KCS Fund Strategies Inc., an investment counselling firm specializing in Canadian hedge funds and is currently Managing Partner and CIO of BullWealth, a full service investment counselling firm. Peter focuses his research on return anomalies, taxation, credit risk, derivative securities and corporate governance and has published in a number of leading academic journals, including the Journal of Financial Economics, the Journal of Public Economics and the Journal of Banking and Finance. Peter enjoys skiing, backpacking, surfing and paddling in the great outdoors with his family and friends.

Specialization and Research Interests

Return anomalies, taxation, derivative securities, credit risk; and corporate governance.

Selected Publications

Articles and Reports

Peter Klein, & Jun Yang

Counterparty credit risk and American options

2013 | Journal of Derivatives. 20(4): 7-21

Alexander Conconi, Monica Demidow, Peter Klein, & Jijun Niu

Learn more about the equal sector strategy of select sector SPDRs

2013 | Journal of Wealth Management. 15(4): 41-48

Richard Cotter, Jeremy Dason, Jijun Niu, & Peter Klein

Corporate governance and stock performance: Evidence from Canadian firms over the period 2005-2009

2011 | Corporate Ownership and Control. 8(3): 56-68

Peter Klein, & James Yang

Vulnerable American options

2010 | Managerial Finance. 36(5): 414-430

Peter Klein, Daryl Purdy, & Isaac Schweigert

The great white north

2010 | Canadian Investment Review.

The great unwind

2009 | Canadian Investment Review. 22(1): 37-38

The L word

2008 | Canadian Investment Review. 21(1): 27-35

Todd Brulhart, & Peter Klein

Faulty hypotheses and hedge funds

2005 | Canadian Investment Review. 18(2): 6-13

Peter Klein, Daniel Shapiro, & Jeffrey Young

Corporate governance, family ownership and firm value: The Canadian evidence

2005 | Corporate Governance (Oxford): An International Review. 13(6): 769-784

Anita I. Anand , & Peter Klein

Inefficiency and path dependency in Canada’s securities regulatory system: Towards a reform agenda

2005 | Canadian Business Law Journal. 42: 41-72

The capital gain lock-in effect and perfect substitutes

2004 | Journal of Public Economics. 88(1): 2765-2783

Interest rate swaps: Model reconciliation

2004 | Journal of Derivatives. 11(1): 46-57

The capital gain lock-in effect and long horizon return reversal

2001 | Journal of Financial Economics. 59(1): 33-62

Pricing black-scholes options with correlated credit risk

1996 | Journal of Banking & Finance. 20(1): 1211-1229

P R. Bunker , & Peter Klein

Predissociation in the A2II State of ClO

1981 | Chemical Physics Letters. 78(3): 552-564

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