Frances Kim

Dr. Sungjae “Francis” Kim

Associate Professor of Finance

Education

  • Ph.D. in Finance, Louisiana State University
  • M.S. in Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University
  • B.A. in Economics, Seoul National University

Classes Taught

  • ECON 203 Principles of Economics
  • BAD/ECON 302 Money and Banking
  • BAD 312 Financial Management
  • FINC 320 Risk Management
  • FINC/SPMG 335 Sport Finance
  • FINC 420 Investments
  • FINC 425 Intermediate Corporate Finance
  • BADM 621 Investment and Portfolio Management
  • BADM 622 Financial Institution Management
  • BADM 692 Economics of Money, Banking and Financial Markets
  • INTL 651 International Finance
  • BADM 696 Topics in Economics
  • BADM 697 Current Topics in Finance
  • WMGT 610 Investment Strategies
  • WMGT 621 Advanced Investment Strategies

Professional Experience

  • Professor of Finance, Gardner-Webb University, Boiling Springs, NC, 2012 – present
  • Instructor of Finance, Louisiana State University (LSU), Baton Rouge, LA, 2009 – 2012
  • Research Assistant, Louisiana State University (LSU), Baton Rouge, LA, 2008 – 2012
  • Chief Secretary to the President & CEO, Korea Deposit Insurance Corporation, Seoul, Korea, 2003 – 2005
  • Senior Manager, Korea Deposit Insurance Corporation, Seoul, Korea, 2000 – 2005
  • Senior Equity and Derivatives Portfolio Fund Manager, H&S Investment Bank, Seoul, Korea, 2000
  • Derivatives and Structured Financing Manager, Asian Banking Corporation, Seoul, Korea, 1997 – 2000
  • International Investment Officer, Asian Banking Corporation, Seoul, Korea, 1995 – 1997
  • Foreign Exchange and Money Market Dealer, Asian Banking Corporation, Seoul, Korea, 1993 – 1995

Awards, Honors and Certifications

  • U.S. Army Commendable Medal awarded by the Commander of the 1st Signal Brigade, August 1993
  • Danam Scholarship awarded by Chairman of SNU College of Commerce Alumni Association, 1988 – 1990

Research Expertise

  • Risk Management and Derivatives, Corporate Finance, Banking and Financial Institutions, and International Finance

Current Projects

  • Working papers:  “Foreign Currency Position and Corporate Risk Management: Hedging or Timing”;
  • “Dollar Carry Lending Strategy and Commercial Bank Financial Distress”

Selected Publications

  • Essays on Foreign Currency Risk Management, Doctoral Dissertation, Louisiana State University, October 2011
  • Equity Market Reaction to Federal Reserve Policy Surprises: An Event Study Using Ultra-High Frequency Data, Master’s Thesis, Cornell University, January 2008