Dr Fangzhou Huang, who was born and brought up in Beijing, is a lecturer in Finance within the School of Management. Dr Huang was awarded his PhD in Finance from the Cardiff Business School at Cardiff University in 2014, having specialised in asset pricing. He earned his MSc in Finance and Investment from University of Aberdeen and BSc in Actuarial Science from CUEB. He is the winner of UK IFS Uni-investor challenge 2008 and his current research interests include asset pricing, downside risk in stock market and empirical pedagogical research. In addition, Dr Huang is an amateur footballer registered with South Wales Football Association (SWFA).

Areas of Expertise

  • Asset pricing
  • Downside risk of stock market
  • Pedagogical research


  1. Huang, H. The impact of downside risk on UK stock returns Review of Accounting and Finance
  2. Huang, H., Cai, Y. Examining the Relationship between Student Cognitive and Psychological Engagement and Academic Performance: An empirical study of large module management SALT Conference 2016, Swansea University
  3. Huang, H. Assessment method and progression: A descriptive analysis of progression rate in relation to assessment methods SAILS small grant 2018
  4. Huang, H., Song, J., Wu, J. First jump time in sample trajectories of affine jump-diffusions driven by Alpha-stable process. Communications on Pure and Applied Analysis


  • MN-1501 Finance for Business

    This module provides students with an understanding of structure and functions of financial systems, and introduces them to quantitative techniques used in investment and financial decision making at a basic level and is aimed at non-specialists.

  • MN-2004 Corporate Finance 1

    This is an introductory course addressing the main aspects of corporate finance and the financial markets. It requires a minimum level of mathematics and whilst it is a self-contained module, it is designed to serve as a basis for further financial modules in the final year of degree schemes.