Florian Weigert

I am Full Professor of Financial Risk Management at the University of Neuchâtel (Switzerland).

I am Visiting Professor at the University of Lausanne (Switzerland), Lecturer at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland) and University of Mannheim (Germany), as well as Research Fellow at the Centre of Financial Research Cologne (Germany).

I worked as Assistant Professor of Finance at the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland) and obtained my Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Mannheim (Germany). I was Visiting Scholar at New York University, Georgetown University, Georgia State University, and the University of Texas at Austin (all USA).

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Office: Rue A.-L. Breguet 2 , 2000 CH-Neuchâtel


Our paper: "Hedge Funds and the Positive Idiosyncratic Volatility Effect" is forthcoming in the Review of Finance, 2024.

Our paper: "Unobserved Performance of Hedge Funds" is forthcoming in the Journal of Finance, 2023.

Our paper: "Option Return Predictability with Machine Learning and Big Data" is now published in the Review of Financial Studies, 2023,  36, pp. 3548-3602 

The Swiss Innovation Agency (Innosuisse) has approved funding for my practical research project "Fund Manager Selection with Machine Learning".

The Swiss National Fund has approved funding for my research project "Measuring, Understanding, and Predicting Mutual Fund Performance Worldwide".