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Dr William Joseph Klubinski is the Lecturer in Accounting and Financial Management at Northumbria University.

Before joining NBS, William worked at various organisations such as HM Treasury, Virgin Money, Serco, UKAR (formerly Northern Rock) in the roles of a Fraud Analytics Subject Matter Expert as well as Senior Fraud and Financial Crime Data Analyst. 

Research interests

William's research interests:

  • The performance/performance persistence of mutual/hedge funds.
  • Gender, race, ethnicity in the context of finance.
  • Genetics (diversity, variation, heredity).



BAFA - The British Accounting and Finance Association: Annual Conference with Doctoral Masterclasses 2021 (9, 12-13 April 2021)

Klubinski W. J., Verousis T. and Tsoligkas F. (2020) “Gender Differences in Hedge Fund Performance.”


Centre for Financial Econometrics, Asset Markets & Macroeconomic Policy (EMP): Mutual Funds, Hedge Funds and Factor Investing Conference (3-4 June 2019)

Klubinski W. J., Verousis T. (2019) "Hedge Fund Performance Persistence: Do the country of domicile and the investment strategy matter?"



The Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

Expert Acknowledgements: COVID-19 Economy and Finance for The Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

Education/Academic qualification

Accounting and Finance, PhD, University of Essex


Award Date: 28 Jun 2021

Accounting and Finance, MSc, Newcastle University


Award Date: 1 Nov 2015

Business andManagement Studies, BA (Hons), University of Sunderland

Award Date: 1 Jul 2014


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