Biography

Prof. Jing Wu is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Decision Sciences and Managerial Economics at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Business School. His main research fields are the operations-finance interface, economic networks, quantitative investment, and machine learning applications. Prior to joining CUHK, he served as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Management Sciences at College of Business, City University of Hong Kong (2016-2019). He also worked as a Quantitative Strategist at Deutsche Bank New York (2015-2016). He received his B.Engr in Electronic Engineering from Tsinghua and both his MBA and Ph.D. (major in operations, minor in economics & finance) from Chicago Booth.

Teaching Areas

Business Intelligence
FinTech

Research Interests

Operations-Finance Interface
Economic Networks
Quantitative Investment
Machine Learning Applications

  • Grants
    • Start-up Fund awarded by The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2019-2022
    • Start-up Fund awarded by City University of Hong Kong, 2016-2019
    • Sidney Davidson Doctoral Fellowship awarded by Chicago Booth, 2015-2016
    • John and Serena Liew Fellowship awarded by Chicago Booth, 2014-2015
    • Fama-Miller Center Grant for Research in Finance awarded by Chicago Booth, 2014-2015
    • Chicago Booth Doctoral Fellowship awarded by Chicago Booth, 2011-2015
  • Academic/Professional Services
    • Reviewer for Management Science, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, Production and Operations Management, Journal of Operations Management, and Information Systems Research

Biography

Mr. Albert Ip is an international banking and real estate executive with more than 30 years of experience at Citigroup, First National Bank of Chicago, Wells Fargo Bank and Bank of America Merrill Lynch in New York City, San Francisco and Hong Kong. His expertise encompasses corporate banking, real estate finance, risk management, transaction banking and wealth management. He was appointed Senior Credit Officer/Real Estate Specialist of Citigroup in 1990, Real Estate Head and North Asia Real Estate Head of Citibank during 1987 to 1992 and Managing Director of Citigroup in 2003. Mr. Ip was Asia Investment Finance Head of Citigroup Global Wealth Management from 2006 to 2007 and a Managing Director of Investments at Merrill Lynch (Asia Pacific) from 2008 to 2011.

Mr. Ip is an Independent Non-Executive Director of New World Development Company Limited, Power Assets Holdings Limited, Lifestyle International Holdings Limited and TOM Group Limited. He is a Non-Executive Director of Eagle Asset Management (CP) Limited, as Manager of Hong Kong listed Champion Real Estate Investment Trust. He was previously Independent Non-Executive Director of Hopewell Holdings Limited, Hopewell Highway Infrastructure, New World China Land and AEON Credit Service (Asia). Mr Ip was CEO of Langham Hospitality Investments Limited until April 1, 2019.

Mr. Ip is an Honorary Professor of Business of Lingnan University, a Professor of Practice (International Banking and Real Estate) at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, an Adjunct Professor of City University of Hong Kong, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong, an Adjunct Distinguished Professor in Practice of University of Macau, a Council Member of The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, a trustee of the Board of Trustees at Washington University in St. Louis, and a Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of World Green Organization Limited. Mr. Ip holds a Bachelor of Science degree at Washington University in St. Louis (summa cum laude) and Master of Science degrees at Cornell University and Carnegie-Mellon University. He is an Honorary Fellow of Vocational Training Council.

Mok, Edwin K.M.

Biography

Mr. Edwin Mok is currently an Assistant Lecturer of Finance at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Business School. His main research interests include corporate finance, empirical asset pricing and IPO markets. He is currently teaching investment analysis, portfolio management and financial market.

Teaching Areas

Investment Analysis
Financial Management
Financial Markets

Research Interests

Corporate Finance
Empirical Asset Pricing
IPO markets

  • Publications & Working Papers
    • K. M. Mok, “Does price discreteness explain ex-dividend day behavior? New evidence from tick size reduction in Hong Kong”
    • K. M. Mok, “Do investors care about underwriter’s reputation? Evidence from Hong Kong IPO market“
  • Awards & Honours
    • The Outstanding Teaching Awards for Teaching Assistants, The City University of Hong Kong, 2017-18

Chew, Seen Meng

Biography

Dr. Seen-Meng Chew is an Associate Professor of Practice in Finance at the Department of Finance, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, and serves as an Honorary Research Advisor for FinFabrik, a Hong Kong-based financial technology solutions provider that specializes in capital markets. Before his current positions, he worked as a senior economist at J.P. Morgan, International Monetary Fund and Morgan Stanley, covering Asia Pacific economies. Prior to returning to Asia, he worked as an economic consultant at NERA Economic Consulting in Chicago, advising multinational corporations on their international pricing strategies. His written work has been published in well-known business journals such as the Asia Asset Management Journal and the International Tax Review. He also has substantial lecturing experience at universities in the U.S., Hong Kong and Singapore, in economics and finance courses. Dr. Chew received a PhD in economics from University of Chicago, an MPhil in economics from University of Cambridge, and a BSc in economics from the London School of Economics.

Teaching Areas

Mergers & Acquisition
FinTech
Corporate Finance
Fixed Income Investment
Derivatives Trading

Research Interests

FinTech
Corporate Finance
Global Macroeconomics

Zhan, Xintong

Biography

Prof. Xintong (Eunice) Zhan is an Assistant Professor of Finance and Real Estate at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). She is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA). Before joining CUHK, she was an Assistant Professor of Finance at Erasmus University Rotterdam. She received her Ph.D. in finance from The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2016 and B.A. in finance from Guanghua School of Management, Peking University in 2012. She has published multiple papers in Management Science.

Teaching Areas

Financial Management
Real Estate Finance

Research Interests

Empirical Corporate Finance
Empirical Asset Pricing
Derivatives
Investment
Corporate Social Responsibility
Financial Accounting
Real Estate Finance

  • Grants
    • “Sustainability or Return? The Impact of Sustainability Rating on the Flow-Performance Sensitivity of Mutual Funds”, Early Career Scheme awarded by Research Grants Council, 2019-2021 (Principal Investigator)
    • “Textual Analysis and the Cross-Section of Equity Option Returns”, General Research Fund awarded by Research Grants Council, 2019-2022 (Co-Investigator)
    • “ESG Preference and Market Efficiency”, Alternative Risk Premia Research Grant awarded by the Paris-Dauphine House of Finance and Unigestion, 2019-2020
    • “Option Trading and Corporate Debt Structure”, awarded by Canadian Derivatives Institute (CDI), 2016-2018
    • “What Drives Option Return Predictability?”, awarded by awarded by Canadian Derivatives Institute (CDI), 2016-2018
    • “Does Peer Pressure Impact Corporate Social Responsibility? A Regression Discontinuity Analysis (同業壓力如何影響企業社會責任?基於斷點回歸方法的分析)”, General Research Fund awarded by Research Grants Council, 2015-2017 (Co-Investigator)
  • Awards and Honours
    • ETF Research Academy Award of the Paris-Dauphine House of Finance and Lyxor Asset Management, 2018
    • Best Paper Award, The 26th Conference on the Theories and Practices of Securities and Financial Markets, 2018
    • Chicago Quantitative Alliance (CQA) Academic Competition, Chicago, 2017
    • Chicago Quantitative Alliance Asia (CQAsia) Academic Competition, Hong Kong, 2016
    • Zephyr Prize, Best Paper in Corporate Finance, The 28th Australian Finance & Banking Conference, 2015
    • Outstanding Paper Award, The 9th International Conference on Asia-Pacific Financial Market, 2014
    • Best Paper Award, The 22nd Conference on the Theories and Practices of Securities and Financial Markets, 2014
  • Academic/Professional Services

    1. Speakers at Professional and Public Events

    • Inquire Europe Fall Seminar, 2018, Budapest, Hungary
    • 4th Geneva Summit on Sustainable Finance, 2018, Geneva, Switzerland
    • Chicago Quantitative Alliance Asia Conference, 2018, Hong Kong
    • China Institute of Finance and Capital Markets, 2017, Beijing, China
    • 2nd Asian ETF Summit, 2017, Hong Kong
    • Chicago Quantitative Alliance Annual Conference, 2017, Chicago, U.S.
    • 11th Annual Risk Management Conference, 2017, Singapore
    • 3rd Geneva Summit on Sustainable Finance, 2016, Geneva, Switzerland
    • Chicago Quantitative Alliance Asia Conference, 2016, Hong Kong
    • Macquarie Global Quantitative Research Conference, 2016, Hong Kong
    • 10th Advances in the Analysis of Hedge Fund Strategies Conference, 2015, London, U.K.
    • Chicago Quantitative Alliance Asia Conference, 2015, Hong Kong

    2. Journal Referee Service

    • Management Science
    • Review of Finance
    • Journal of Banking and Finance
    • Journal of Business Ethics
    • Journal of Corporate Finance
    • Journal of Futures Markets

    3. Conference Organisation/Review Service

    • The Northern Finance Association Annual Meetings, 2019
    • The Financial Management Association Annual Meeting, 2019
    • Surrey & IFABS Conference on Firm Value Maximisation and Corporate Social Responsibility, 2016

Chen, Nicholas Z. Y.

Biography

Dr. Nicholas Zhiyao Chen is an Assistant Professor at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Business School. Dr. Chen joined CUHK in 2015, and prior to this, he was an Assistant Professor at the Henley Business School, University of Reading in the U.K. He received a Ph.D. in Finance from the Foster School of Business, University of Washington, in 2011. His current research interests mainly focus on corporate finance in connection with asset pricing. He has presented his research papers at the annual meetings of American Financial Association, Western Financial Association, European Finance Association, China International Conference in Finance, the North American Econometric Society Summer Meeting, ASU Sonoran Winter Finance Conference and etc. His research papers been published at the leading finance journals, including the Review of Financial Studies, and the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis.

Research Interest

Corporate Finance
Asset Pricing
Agency Conflicts
Capital Structure

  • Awards & Honours
    • Bertauche Endowment Fellowship, University of Washington, 2010
    • Evert McCabe Endowed Fellowship, University of Washington, 2008
  • Academic/Professional Services

    Professional Service

    • Organiser of the 2013 EFMA meetings.
    • Ad hoc reviewer for the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Management Science, Journal of Futures Markets, Journal of International Money and Finance, and International Journal of Forecasting.

Biography

Prof. Ling Cen is an Associate Professor of Finance at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). Before joining CUHK, he was an Associate Professor of Finance at the University of Toronto. His early research was mainly on behavioural finance. In his recent work, he conducts interdisciplinary studies of corporate finance and operations management, focusing on the role of supply-chain relationships on various aspects of corporate decisions. He is also interested in the role of buy-side and sell-side analysts in earnings conference calls. His papers have been published in the Journal of Financial Economics, Management Science, The Accounting Review, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, and Review of Finance.

Teaching Areas

Behavioural Finance
Mergers and Acquisitions
Corporate Finance/Financial Management

Research Interests

Impact of Supply-Chain Relationships on Corporate and Investment Decisions
Information Production and Diffusion in Financial Markets
Roles of Buy-Side and Sell-Side Analysts in Financial Markets

  • Grants
    • “Do Countries Matter for Information Diffusion in Financial Markets: Evidence from Global Supply-Chain”, SSHRC Insight Grant awarded by Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council with CAD 50,404, 2017 (Principal Investigator)
    • “Rationalize the Irrationality: Diffusion of Misvaluation through Economic Links”, SSHRC Insight Grant awarded by Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council with CAD 52,125, 2013 (Principal Investigator)
    • “Litigation Loss Contingency Disclosures and Customer-Supplier Relationships”, SSHRC Insight Grant awarded by Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council with CAD 77,010, 2013 (Co-investigator)
    • “Contagion of Sentiment, Investor Trading Activities, and Financial Crises”, awarded by Governing Board of the Institute of New Economic Thinking (INET) & The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) with CAD 49,141, 2013 (Co-Investigator)
    • “Disagreement, Underreaction, and Stock Returns”, Hong Kong General Research Fund awarded by Research Grants Council with HKD 318,500, 2012 (Collaborator)
    • SSHRC Institutional Grant (SIG) with CAD 3,000/year, 2011 & 2012 & 2015 (Principal Investigator)
    • The Connaught New Researcher Award by University of Toronto with CAD 10,000, 2011 (Principal Investigator)
  • Awards & Honours
    • Dean’s Merit Award for Research, 2016-2017, UTSc, University of Toronto
    • Nomination of Dean’s Merit Award for Research, 2012-2013 & 2015-2016, UTSc, University of Toronto
    • Canadian Institute of Chartered Business Valuators Award for Best Paper on Business Valuation, The 2010 Northern Finance Association Annual Meetings
  • Academic/Professional Services

    1. Journal Editorial Board

    • Associate Editor, International Review of Finance, 2018 – Present

    2. Journal Referee Service

    • Review of Financial Studies
    • Journal of Financial Economics
    • Management Science
    • Review of Finance
    • Contemporary Accounting Research
    • Journal of Corporate Finance
    • Journal of Empirical Finance
    • Journal of Banking and Finance
    • Journal of Financial Intermediation
    • European Accounting Review
    • International Review of Finance
    • Pacific Basin Finance Journal
    • Canadian Journal of Economics
    • Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences
    • Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance

    3. Conference Organisation/Review Service

    • The Asian Finance Association Annual Meetings, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
    • The China International Conference in Finance, 2016, 2018
    • The European Finance Association Annual Meetings, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
    • The Northern Finance Association Annual Meetings, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016
    • The Financial Management Association Annual Meeting, 2017

Fan, Joseph P. H.

Biography

Prof. Joseph Fan is Professor of School of Accountancy and Department of Finance of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). He holds a PhD in finance of University of Pittsburgh, U.S. and a bachelor’s degree in economics of National Taiwan University. Before joining CUHK in 2004, he was on faculty of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and University of Hong Kong.

Prof. Fan is a world leading expert and one of the most cited researchers in finance and governance of emerging market corporations (almost 16,000 citations in Google Scholar and 3,100 in SSCI as of October 2018). His research topics cover organisational pyramids, finance, and governance of Chinese SOEs, and succession, marriage, ownership structure and governance of family firms and business families in Asia and China. He has published his research works in top academic journals, including Journal of FinanceJournal of Financial EconomicsJournal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Accounting and Economics, and Journal of Accounting Research. He has served the editorial board of several international journals, including Financial ManagementJournal of Corporate Finance, Management Science, and Review of Finance.

Prof. Fan is author of The Family Business Map and several other books about family business governance and succession. His insights have been frequently cited by global business press, including The EconomistNew York TimesWall Street Journal, and Financial Times.

Prof. Fan teaches executive courses and serves as a corporate governance expert for international organisations including OECD and the World Bank. He is married with two children.

Teaching Areas

Corporate Governance
Family Firm Governance

Research Interests

Corporate Governance
Family Firm Governance
Corporate Finance

  • Grants
    • “Family Ownership Structures and Corporate Policies: The Case of Family Trust (家族股權結構與公司政策:家族信託的研究)”, General Research Fund awarded by Research Grants Council, 2012-2014
    • “Property rights, R&D Spillovers and Corporate Accounting Transparency in China (所有權,研發溢出與公司會計透明度)”, General Research Fund awarded by Research Grants Council, 2011-2012
    • “Relationship-based Assets and Accounting Properties: Evidence from Corruption Cases in China (關系型資產與會計訊息特性:來自中國貪腐案件的証據)”, General Research Fund awarded by Research Grants Council, 2010-2011
    • “Institutions and Firm Behaviors in Financial Distress (制度因素與財務困境中企業的行為)”, General Research Fund awarded by Research Grants Council, 2009-2011
    • “The Succession of Family Firms in Asia (亞洲家族企業的繼承問題)”, General Research Fund awarded by Research Grants Council, 2006-2008
    • “An International Comparison of Corporate Financial Policy (公司財務政策的國際比較)”, General Research Fund awarded by Research Grants Council, 2003-2006

Hu, Maggie Rong

Biography

Prof. Maggie Hu is currently an Assistant Professor of Real Estate and Finance at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. She received her PhD in Finance in 2013, and Bachelor of Engineering from National University of Singapore in 2008. Her main research interests include empirical corporate finance, banking and real estate finance. Her research papers have been presented at several international finance and real estate conferences, and published in leading journals such as Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis and Real Estate Economics.

Teaching Areas

Real Estate Finance
Banking

Research Interests

Real Estate Finance and Economics
International Finance
Banking
Empirical Corporate Finance

  • Grants
    • UNSW Business School Special Research Grant with AU$7,000, 2014-2015
    • Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Grant with AU$625,000, 2014-2017
    • UTS Business School Research Grant with AU$9,914, 2015-2016
    • UNSW Business School Special Research Grant with AU$5,760, 2016-2017
  • Awards & Honours
    • 3rd Place, Best Paper Award at Global Real Estate Summit (AsRES joint with GCREC), 2015
    • Best Paper Award at Indonesian Financial Management Association (IFMA) International Conference, 2016

Biography

Prof. Hua Zhang is currently a Professor and the Director of MSc Programme in Finance (Part-time) in Department of Finance, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). His main research interests are investments, capital markets, corporate finance, fixed income and derivative securities. He has published over 20 papers in finance and economics journals. He received 5 best paper awards in international conferences. He has served/is serving on editorial boards of five finance journals. Prof. Zhang has extensive teaching experience at BBA, MBA, EMBA, MPhil/PhD as well as executive training programs. He has been awarded eight Faculty of Business Administration Teaching Awards.

Teaching Area

Corporate Finance

Research Interests

Capital Markets
Corporate Finance
Derivative Securities
Investments

  • Grants
    • “Price Formation Dynamics in Hong Kong Equity Index Markets (香港股票指數與指數期貨市場的價格形成機制)”, Earmarked Grants awarded by Research Grants Council, 2007-2009
    • “A Study on Share Repurchases in Hong Kong (香港股票回購研究)”, Earmarked Grants awarded by Research Grants Council, 2000-2002
    • “Weak Moments in the Efficient Methods of Moments (有效矩分析方法的微矩問題)”, Earmarked Grants awarded by Research Grants Council, 2000-2002