Prof Mark Hutchinson

Mark Hutchinson



Accounting & Finance
University College Cork
Cork University Business School

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Mark Hutchinson is Professor and Chair of Finance at Cork University Business School, University College Cork. He is known for his ability to collect novel data and provide new insights on investment strategies, through his strong links with the financial services industry. His current research agenda focuses on two areas: the intersection of hedge funds and futures market trading strategies; and Fintech. Professor Hutchinson’s research is high impact. He is a leading finance academic internationally for research funding, being Principal Investigator or Co- Investigator on projects with a total value over €10m. He is the founder and Co-Chair of the Annual FMA Conference on Asset Management, which has been running in Europe since 2014. Previously he has held visiting positions at Vanderbilt University, Abu Dhabi University and University of Rennes.

Grants and Honours

  • 01/05/2019 - FINTECHNEXT, Science Foundation of Ireland
  • 15/05/2016 - Fund Service Ontology-Proof of Concept, Industry
  • 01/01/2016 - PhD Scholars Programme, Department of Health
  • 01/06/2014 - Economic states, Market states and Times Series, Foreign Industry
  • 01/03/2014 - FAFPIN, Irish Research Council
  • 01/06/2013 - Trend following Financial Crisis., Foreign Industry
  • 27/03/2011 - Commercialisation Fund Proposal, Enterprise Ireland
  • 01/01/2011 - Enterprise Ireland: Research Funding, Enterprise Ireland
  • 01/01/2011 - Governance, Risk and Compliance Technology Centre, Enterprise Ireland
  • 01/01/2007 - IRCHSS: Research Funding, Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS)
  • 01/01/2007 - IRCHSS "Centre for Investment Research", Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS)
  • 01/01/2005 - IAFA Scholar, Irish Accounting and Finance Association (IAFA) 
  • 01/01/2000 - Fulbright Scholar, Fulbright Commission
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Other Activities

  • 01/09/2018 - MPhil Judge Business School, Cambridge Judge Business School
  • 13/06/2018 - FMA Europe Conference
  • 11/10/2017 - FMA US Annual Conference
  • 01/09/2017 - MBA, Cambridge Judge Business School
  • 13/06/2017 - FMA Europe Conference
  • 13/06/2016 - FMA Europe Conference
  • 13/06/2016 - FMA US Annual Conference
  • 01/10/2014 - FMA Annual Meeting
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Research Domains

  • Hedge fund performance  
  • Trading strategies  
  • FinTech
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Journal article

Year Publication
2018 GALLAGHER, L., HUTCHINSON, M., O'BRIEN, J. (2018). Does Convertible Arbitrage Risk Exposure Vary Through Time? Review of Pacific Basin Financial Markets and Policies, 21 (4). doi:10.1142/S0219091518500261. Details
2016 BOWEN, D., HUTCHINSON, M. (2016). Pairs trading in the UK equity market: risk and return. European Journal of Finance. doi:10.1080/1351847X.2014.953698. Details
2010 BOWEN, D., HUTCHINSON, M., O'SULLIVAN, N. (2010). High-Frequency Equity Pairs Trading: Transaction Costs, Speed of Execution, and Patterns in Returns. The Journal of Trading. doi:10.3905/jot.2010.5.3.031. Details
2008 HUTCHINSON, M., GALLAGHER, L. (2008). Simulating convertible bond arbitrage portfolios. Applied Financial Economics. doi:10.1080/09603100701604217. Details
2009 O'SULLIVAN, D., HUTCHINSON, M., O'CONNELL, V. (2009). Measuring alpha: The consequences of ignoring the four-factor model. In response to the commentary: "The statistical significance of portfolio returns" by Claes Fornell, Sunil Mithas and Forrest Morgeson. International Journal of Research In Marketing. doi:10.1016/j.ijresmar.2009.03.003. Details
2009 O'SULLIVAN, D., ABELA, A. V., HUTCHINSON, M. (2009). Marketing performance measurement and firm performance: Evidence from the European high-technology sector. European Journal of Marketing. doi:10.1108/03090560910947070. Details
2009 O'SULLIVAN, D., HUTCHINSON, M., O'CONNELL, V. (2009). Empirical evidence of the stock market's (mis)pricing of customer satisfaction. International Journal of Research In Marketing. doi:10.1016/j.ijresmar.2008.08.004. Details
2010 HUTCHINSON, M., GALLAGHER, L. A. (2010). Convertible bond arbitrage: Risk and return. Journal of Business Finance and Accounting. doi:10.1111/j.1468-5957.2009.02178.x. Details
2012 CONNOLLY, C., HUTCHINSON, M. (2012). Dedicated short Bias Hedge funds: Diversification and Alpha during Financial Crises. Journal of Alternative Investments. doi:10.3905/jai.2012.14.3.028. Details
2014 FORAN, J., HUTCHINSON, M., O'SULLIVAN, N. (2014). The asset pricing effects of UK market liquidity shocks: Evidence from tick data. International Review of Financial Analysis. doi:10.1016/j.irfa.2014.01.010. Details
2014 HUTCHINSON, M., O'BRIEN, J. (2014). Is this time different? Trend- following and financial crises. Journal of Alternative Investments. doi:10.3905/jai.2014.17.2.082. Details
2015 FORAN, J., HUTCHINSON, M., O'SULLIVAN, N. (2015). Liquidity commonality and pricing in UK equities. Research in International Business and Finance. doi:10.1016/j.ribaf.2015.02.006. Details
2017 FORAN, J., HUTCHINSON, M., MCCARTHY, D. F., O'BRIEN, J. (2017). Just a one-trick pony? An analysis of CTA risk and return. Journal of Alternative Investments. doi:10.3905/jai.2017.20.2.008. Details
2018 HUTCHINSON, M., MULCAHY, M., O'BRIEN, J. (2018). What is the cost of faith? An empirical investigation of Islamic purification. Pacific Basin Finance Journal. Details
2018 HAMILL, P. A., HUTCHINSON, M., NGUYEN, Q. M. N., MULCAHY, M. (2018). FDA approval announcements: Attention-grabbing or event-day misspecification? Economics Letters. doi:10.1016/j.econlet.2018.06.024. Details
2019 BROWNE, O., O'REILLY, P., HUTCHINSON, M., KRDZAVAC, N. B. (2019). Distributed data and ontologies: An integrated semantic web architecture enabling more efficient data management. Association for Information Science and Technology. doi:10.1002/asi.24144. Details
2010 BUCKLEY, C., COTTER, D., HUTCHINSON, M., O'LEARY, C. (2010). Empirical evidence of lack of significant support for whistleblowing. Corporate Ownership and Control. doi:10.22495/cocv7i3c2p3. Details
2020 HUTCHINSON, M., O'BRIEN, J. (2020). Time Series Momentum and Macroeconomic Risk. International Review of Finance. doi: Details
2020 HUTCHINSON, M., O'BRIEN, J. (2020). Time series momentum and macroeconomic risk. International Review of Financial Analysis, 69. doi:10.1016/j.irfa.2020.101469. Details
2019 HEUSON, A. J., HUTCHINSON, M., KUMAR, A. (2019). Predicting hedge fund performance when fund returns are skewed. Financial Management. doi:10.1111/fima.12304. Details
2019 HUTCHINSON, M., O'BRIEN, J. (2019). Testing futures trading strategy assumptions. Journal of Alternative Investments, 22 (2), 47 - 63. doi:10.3905/jai.2019.1.075. Details
2021 BOLLEN, N. P. B., HUTCHINSON, M. C., O'BRIEN, J. (2021). When it pays to follow the crowd: Strategy conformity and CTA performance. Journal of Futures Markets, 41 (6), 875-894. doi:10.1002/fut.22199. Details
2022 HUTCHINSON, M. C., MULCAHY, M., NGUYEN, Q. M. N. (2022). Private hedge fund firms' incentives and performance: Evidence from audited filings. The European Journal of Finance, 28 (3). Details
2022 HUTCHINSON, M., KYZIROPOULOS, P. E., O'BRIEN, J., O'REILLY, P., SHARMA, T. (2022). Are carry, momentum and value still there in currencies? International Review of Financial Analysis, 83. doi:10.1016/j.irfa.2022.102245. Details
2022 HUTCHINSON, M. C., KYZIROPOULOS, P. E., O'BRIEN, J., O'REILLY, P., SHARMA, T. (2022). Technical trading rule profitability in currencies: It’s all about momentum. Research in International Business and Finance, 63. doi:10.1016/j.ribaf.2022.101779. Details
2023 DEHGHANI, M., KARAVIDAS, D., PANOURGIAS, N., HUTCHINSON, M. C., REILLY, P. O. (2023). Assessing the Quality of Financial Technology Patents Through the Development of a Patent Quality Index for Comparing Jurisdictions, Technical Domains, and Leading Organizations. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management. doi:10.1109/tem.2023.3240620. Details

Book chapter

Year Publication
2020 GALLAGHER, L. A., HUTCHINSON, M., O'BRIEN, J. (2020). Using smooth transition regressions to model risk regimes. Handbook of Financial Econometrics, Mathematics, Statistics, and Machine Learning (In 4 Volumes). World Scientific Publishing Co.

Magazine article

Year Publication
2010 BOWEN, D., HUTCHINSON, M., O'SULLIVAN, N. (2010). Predictability Revisited: UK Equity Returns, 1965 – 2007.
2017 BROWNE, O., KRDZAVAC, N., HUTCHINSON, M., O'REILLY, P., SAUL, D., LAWLOR, D., MCGETRICK, D. (2017). Enabling more efficient flexible reporting through semantic ontologies FIBO. Cutter IT Journal.


Year Publication
2017 BROWNE, O., KRDZAVAC, N., O'REILLY, P., HUTCHINSON, M. (2017). Semantic ontologies and financial reporting: An application of the FIBO. CEUR-WS.
2018 BROWNE, O., O'REILLY, P., HUTCHINSON, M. (2018). Ephemeral Returns: Social Network Valuations and Perceived Privacy. Association for Information Systems.
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