Lam, Simon Yat-tung

Biography

Mr. Simon Lam Yat-tung is an insurance leader, with 20 years’ insurance experience in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Malaysia (including 15 years’ experience in managerial position and post-qualified experience). He has extensive exposure in several key roles in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Malaysia including Deputy CEO and General Manager, Business Development, Hong Kong and Taiwan, Assistant General Manager and Chief Actuary for Munich Re Hong Kong Branch, Chief Actuary for HSBC Amanah Takaful in Malaysia, Pricing Actuary for Hang Seng Insurance and Acting Head of Actuarial Department for BOC Group Life Assurance. Mr. Lam has solid foundation in different areas like business development, product development and actuarial functions and proceed rapidly within organisation. He strengthened Munich Reinsurance Company’s profile in Hong Kong in the past 10 years and achieve top-ranked Business Capacity Index in Hong Kong in both 2019 and 2020 in NMG Consulting Survey “Life and Health Reinsurance Evaluation Program”. He is also eager to strive for extra miles through serving as Chairman of Greater Asia Committee of the Society of Actuaries, Life Insurance Councilor of the Hong Kong Federation of Insurers, President of the Actuarial Society of Hong Kong in 2018, Honorary Lecturer in the University of Hong Kong from 2008 to 2016, Honorary Lecturer in Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman from 2009 to 2010 in Malaysia and Visiting Lecturer in the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Mr. Lam has developed sound leadership, business development, product development, team management and project management. He also developed expertise in several areas through professional designations like Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) in The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA), Charter Financial Analyst (CFA), Financial Risk Manager (FRM), Fellow, Life Management Institute (FLMI) and Fellow, Life and Health Claims (FLHC).

Lee, Kenneth Justin

Teaching Areas

Marketing Management
Consumer Behaviour
Strategic Brand Management
Retail Management
Strategic Marketing Management

Research Interests

Brand Management
Tourism Marketing
Services Marketing
New Product Development

Yeh, Jason J.H.

Biography

Prof. Jason Yeh is Associate Professor in Department of Finance, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He earned the Associate designation from Society of Actuaries (ASA), received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Master of Arts in Economics from National Taiwan University, and PhD in Actuarial Science, Risk Management and Insurance from University of Wisconsin – Madison. He served as adjunct research fellow of China Centre for Insurance and Social Security Research at Peking University, and of Centre for Prediction Market Research at National Chengchi University. His research papers published in several insurance and finance journals including Journal of Risk and Insurance, and received awards including Wu Chia-lu Best Paper Award at the 18th Conference on the Theories and Practices of Securities and Financial Markets.

Teaching Areas

Risk Management and Insurance
Corporate Property and Liability Insurance
Econometrics

Research Interests

Insurance Regulation
Systemic Risks
D&O Insurance

  • Grants
    • “An Analysis of Automobile Compensation Systems: The Pending Legistration of US ‘Auto Choice Reform Act’ and Its Implication to Hong Kong Motor Insurance Industry (汽車保險制度分析︰美國“汽車保險改革法案”對香港的啟示)”, Earmarked Grants awarded by Research Grants Council, 2001-2004

Ng, Sim-kheng

Biography

Dr. Ng Sim-kheng is currently an Adjunct Professor with the Department of Finance. She is also currently the Chief Financial Officer for Prudential Assurance Malaysia Berhad, having joined Prudential in Hong Kong in 2010.

She has almost 30 years of commercial experience in Australia and Asia, of which over 15 years have been at senior management and strategic levels in the financial services and insurance industry across Hong Kong, China and ASEAN markets, both from the role of a regional head-office as well as managing the operating businesses.  Her experience has included roles such as Chief Financial Officer, Appointed Actuary, Board Supervisor and Board Director.

In addition, Sim has a broad spectrum of experience, including demutualisation and listing, M&A, finance and business transformation, implementation of new financial reporting standards, shareholder investment portfolio management, distribution remuneration and performance framework, joint venture negotiations and setup, and development of new business initiatives, new products and new distribution channels.

  • Academic/Professional Services
    • President, Actuarial Society of Hong Kong, 2007
    • Chairman, Advisory Committee for the BBA Programme in Insurance, Financial and Actuarial Analysis, Department of Finance, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2012-2018
    • Member, Advisory Committee for the BBA Programme in Insurance, Financial and Actuarial Analysis, Department of Finance, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2007-2012 and 2018 – Present

Wong, Albert Chun-shan

Teaching Area and Research Interest

Financial Time Series Analysis
Actuarial Science

  • Grants
    • “Estimating Portfolio Value-at-Risk with Multivariate Mixture Time Series Models (利用多變數混合時間列序模型估計投資組合的風險值)”, Earmarked Grants awarded by Research Grants Council, 2006-2008
    • “Actuarial Applications of Mixture Gaussian Time Series Models (混合時間列序模型的精算應用)”, Earmarked Grants awarded by Research Grants Council, 2003-2006

Chan, Wai-sum

Biography

Prof. Wai-sum Chan was born in Hong Kong. His undergraduate work was taken at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) where he graduated in 1984 with a major in accounting and a minor in statistics. He pursued a doctorate in applied statistics at the Fox School of Business, Temple University (Philadelphia, US), receiving the PhD in 1989. He qualified as a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries in 1995. Prof. Chan has held teaching and research posts at National University of Singapore, University of Waterloo, and The University of Hong Kong before his present appointment as Professor in Department of Finance at CUHK. Prof. Chan’s research interests include health care financing, actuarial modelling, and financial econometrics. He has had over 110 scientific articles published in scholarly journals. Prof. Chan has been teaching financial and actuarial courses since 1992.

Teaching Area

Actuarial Science

Research Interests

Stochastic Actuarial Modelling
Financial Econometrics
Actuarial Evidence in Courts
Business Statistics

  • Grants
    • “On Temporal Aggregation of Some Non-Linear Time-Series Models”, General Research Fund awarded by Research Grants Council, 2017-2019
    • “Further Reforms in Hong Kong’s Personal Injury Compensation: An Inquisitive Perspective”, General Research Fund awarded by Research Grants Council, 2016-2019
    • “Investment Pattern and Performance of Mandatory Provident Fund Scheme Members: A Historical Administrative Record Analysis,” Public Policy Research Funding Scheme by Central Policy Unit, 2016-2017
    • “Combating in-work Poverty in Hong Kong”, General Research Fund awarded by Research Grants Council, 2015-2017
    • “How to Increase the Demand for Annuity in Hong Kong: A Study of Middle-aged Adults”, Public Policy Research Funding Scheme by Central Policy Unit, 2015-2017
    • “Universalism or Means-tested Benefits for Children and Single Mothers”, General Research Fund awarded by Research Grants Council, 2014-2016
    • “On Robust Tests for Nonlinearity in Multivariate Time-Series Analysis”, General Research Fund awarded by Research Grants Council, 2012-2014

Ng, Andrew C.Y.

Biography

Prof. Andrew Ng is Associate Professor of Practice in Actuarial Science at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). He received his bachelor’s and master’s degree from the University of Hong Kong and doctorate from the University of Iowa. Prof. Ng has more than 10 years of experience in actuarial science and financial mathematics education. He teaches a broad range of undergraduate actuarial science courses and postgraduate quantitative finance courses, including life contingencies, stochastic modelling, derivatives, credit modelling and quantitative risk management. His excellence in teaching was well recognised. He was awarded the Outstanding Teaching Award from CUHK Business School in both 2011 and 2015. In 2012, he was awarded the Vice-Chancellor’s Exemplary Teaching Award from CUHK. Prof. Ng is active in the actuarial community. He is a fellow member of the Society of Actuaries. He has served as member of the Education Committee and Interest Rate Working Group of the Actuarial Society of Hong Kong. He is also currently member of various syllabus committees of the Society of Actuaries.

Teaching Areas

Actuarial Science
Option Pricing
Risk Management
Stochastic Processes

Research Interests

Actuarial Science
Insurance Risk Models
Stochastic Processes