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Peter Klein

Professor, Finance


Room: SGL 4215

Phone: 778.782.7722


Curriculum Vitae: View


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


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.

Research Interests

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

Selected Publications

articles and reports

Hasan, M. E., & Klein, P. (2022). The capital gain lock-in effect and seasoned equity offerings. Journal of Banking and Finance.

Lian, M., & Klein, P. (2017). Optimal hedge fund performance fees. Journal of Business and Policy Research, 12(1), 19-33.

Klein, P., Purdy, D., Schweigert, I., & Vedrashko, A. (2015). The Canadian Hedge Fund Industry: Performance and Market Timing. International Review of Finance, 15(3), 283-320.

Klein, P., & Yang, J. (2013). Counterparty credit risk and American options. Journal of Derivatives, 20(4), 7-21.

Conconi, A., Demidow, M., Klein, P., & Niu, J. (2013). Learn more about the equal sector strategy of select sector SPDRs. Journal of Wealth Management, 15(4), 41-48.

Cotter, R., Dason, J., Niu, J., & Klein, P. (2011). Corporate governance and stock performance: Evidence from Canadian firms over the period 2005 - 2009. Corporate Ownership and Control, 8(3 A), 56-62.

Klein, P., & Yang, J. (2010). Vulnerable American options. Managerial Finance, 36(5), 414-430.

Klein, P., Purdy, D., & Schweigert, I. (2010, March). The great white north. Canadian Investment Review.

Klein, P. (2009, January). The great unwind. Canadian Investment Review, 22(1), 37-38.

Klein, P. (2008, January). The L word. Canadian Investment Review, 21(1), 27-35.

Klein, P., Shapiro, D., & Young, J. (2005). Corporate governance, family ownership and firm value: The Canadian evidence. Corporate Governance: An International Review, 13(6), 769-784.

Anand, A. I., & Klein, P. (2005). Inefficiency and path dependency in Canada’s securities regulatory system: Towards a reform agenda. Canadian Business Law Journal, 42, 41-72.

Brulhart, T., & Klein, P. (2005, January). Faulty hypotheses and hedge funds. Canadian Investment Review, 18(2), 6-13.

Klein, P. (2004). The capital gain lock-in effect and perfect substitutes. Journal of Public Economics, 88(12), 2765-2783.

Klein, P. (2004). Interest rate swaps: Reconciliation of models. Journal of Derivatives, 12(1), 46-57.

Klein, P. (2001). The capital gain lock-in effect and long-horizon return reversal. Journal of Financial Economics, 59(1), 33-62.

Klein, P. (1996). Pricing black-scholes options with correlated credit risk. Journal of Banking and Finance, 20(7), 1211-1229.

Bunker, P. R., & Klein, P. (1981). Predissociation in the A2II State of ClO. Chemical Physics Letters, 78(3), 552-564.

Related Teaching Material

Foss, N. J., & Klein, P. (2014). Why managers still matter. Case ID:SMR502-PDF-ENG..