Zhu, Chunmei

Biography

Prof. Chunmei Zhu is an Assistant Professor of Accounting at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. She earned her bachelor’s degree in accounting from Zhongnan University of Economics and Law (2012), master’s degree in accounting from Xiamen University (2015), and doctoral degree in accounting from University of Waterloo (2020). She is particularly interested in debt contracting, voluntary disclosure, and financial reporting quality. Prof. Zhu is a Certified Public Accountant (non-practicing) of China.

Teaching Area

Managerial Accounting

Research Interests

Debt Contracting
Voluntary Disclosure
Financial Reporting Quality

  • Awards & Honours
    • FARS Excellence in Reviewing Award, American Accounting Association, 2020

Zhou, Sheryl Xiaolu

Biography

Prof. Xiaolu Zhou is an Assistant Professor of Accounting at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). Prior to joining CUHK, she obtained her PhD degree in Accounting from University of Texas at Dallas, and her master’s and bachelor degrees in Finance from Fudan University. She is broadly interested in empirical archival research in accounting, and her main research area is corporate disclosure and financial reporting.

Teaching Area

Financial Accounting

Research Interests

Financial Reporting
Corporate Disclosure

Kang, Bella Ya

Biography

Dr. Ya Kang joined The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Business School in 2020 as an Assistant Professor in the School of Accountancy. She received her PhD from the National University of Singapore. Her research focuses on tax, banking and disclosure.

Teaching Area

Introductory Management Accounting

Research Interests

Disclosure
Analyst Coverage
Banking
Tax
Empirical Corporate Finance

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 PhD in finance from The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2016 and BA in finance from Guanghua School of Management, Peking University in 2012. Her papers are published or forthcoming in Review of Financial Studies and Management Science. She is the Principal Investigator of several Hong Kong competitive RGC grants and many other research grants from both academic and industry sponsors such as The Canadian Derivatives Institute (CDI) and Geneva Institute for Wealth Management.

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
    • “Option-Based Risk Factors in the Corporate Bond Market”, General Research Fund awarded by Research Grants Council, 2020-2022 (Principal Investigator)
    • “ESG Preference and Market Efficiency”, Research Grant awarded by Geneva Institute for Wealth Management, 2020
    • “The Information in Equity Option Prices and Corporate Bond Returns”, awarded by The Canadian Derivatives Institute (CDI), 2017-2019
    • “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
    • Best Paper Award on Derivatives, Northern Finance Association Annual Conference, 2020
    • Best Paper Award, FMA Consortium on Asset Management, 2020
    • AAM–CAMRI Prize in Asset Management, Asia Asset Management and National University of Singapore, 2019
    • 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

    • New Frontiers in Investment Research by Unigesteion and Imperial College London, 2020, London, U.K.
    • Sustainable and Impact Investing Forum, 2019, Singapore
    • 2nd CUHK Derivatives and Quantitative Investing Conference, 2019, Hong Kong
    • AXA Investment Managers Chorus, 2019, Hong Kong
    • 1st CUHK Derivatives and Quantitative Investing Conference, 2018, Hong Kong
    • 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

    • Journal of Banking and Finance
    • Journal of Business Ethics
    • Journal of Corporate Finance
    • Journal of Empirical Finance
    • Journal of Financial Markets
    • Journal of Futures Markets
    • Management Science
    • Review of Asset Pricing Studies
    • Review of Finance

    3. Conference Organisation/Review Service

    • The Northern Finance Association Annual Meetings, 2019, 2020
    • The Financial Management Association Annual Meeting, 2019, 2020
    • The Midwest Finance Association Annual Meeting, 2020
    • 2nd CUHK Derivatives and Quantitative Investing Conference, 2019
    • Surrey & IFABS Conference on Firm Value Maximisation and Corporate Social Responsibility, 2016

Chu, John T.W.

Biography

Mr. John Chu was the Group Chief Investment Officer of AIA Group in 2010-2015. Mr. Chu was responsible for managing the investment portfolios of the AIA Group. Mr. Chu joined the AIA Group in June 1993 as senior vice president and chief investment officer of AIA Co. He was a director of other companies within the AIA Group, including AIA Co and AIA-B. Prior to joining the AIA Group, Mr. Chu spent 19 years with Bank of America in various senior management positions, including country senior credit officer, head of corporate banking in Hong Kong and country manager of Bank of America in China.

After having stepped down from his role as Group Chief Investment Officer, Mr. Chu joined the Boards of AIA Co and AIA International and remained as Chairman of AIA Co (Trustee) Ltd and AIA PT Co Ltd. He is also a Special Consultant to the Group.

Teaching Areas

Geopolitical Events and Risks
Financial Risks and Management
Investment Strategy
Insurance Asset Management
Asset-Liability Management

Research Interest

Asset Pricing/Valuation in the China Capital Market

Ha, Sunny Lin-tat

Biography

Mr. Sunny Ha is a Lecturer in Department of Decision Sciences and Managerial Economics. He also taught in the School of Hotel and Tourism Management. Prior to joining CUHK, he was a Lecturer in the community college of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, where he also served as an Assistant Programme Leader (Accounting & Finance) for the Division of Business. His expertise lies on teaching of Business Economics and Financial Accounting. His research interest is focused on Hong Kong’s education policies. He also engages in numerous projects with Education Bureau in the relation to the studies of Economics and Humanities for secondary schools. Besides, Mr. Ha is a fellow member of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA).

Teaching Area

Business Economics

Research Interests

Business Economics
Education Policy

  • Publications & Working Papers
    • Lin-tat Ha (2015), “Is the Associate Degree Education Fairly Valued in Hong Kong?” Conference Proceedings of 2015 International Business & Education Conferences, United Kingdom.
    • Lin-tat Ha (2015), “Analysis on Hong Kong’s Higher Education Policy: The Rise of Community Colleges and Associate Degrees,” Conference Proceedings of 2015 International Business & Education Conferences, United Kingdom.
  • Awards & Honours
    • Faculty Teaching Award, CUHK Business School, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2012-2014

Wu, Donghui

Biography

Prof. Donghui Wu holds BA and MA degrees in accountancy from Xiamen University and a PhD in accountancy from The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). He is also a Certified Public Accountant (non-practicing) of China. He is currently a Professor at CUHK Business School and the Director of Centre for Institutions and Governance of CUHK. Prior to joining CUHK, he taught at Lingnan University and Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Prof. Wu has broad research interests in accounting, auditing, and corporate finance, with a special focus on the emerging and transitional economy of China. He is currently Associate Editor of China Journal of Accounting Research and Ad Hoc Editor for Contemporary Accounting Research.

Teaching Areas

Financial Statement Analysis
Valuation

Research Interests

Accounting
Auditing
Corporate Finance

  • Grants
    • “The political dynamics of corporate tax avoidance: The Chinese experience”, Direct Allocation Grant awarded by The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2015
    • “The political economy of labour cost behaviour: Evidence from China”, General Research Fund awarded by Research Grants Council, Hong Kong, 2015
    • “IPO expertise of engagement auditors and IPO audit quality”, Direct Allocation Grant awarded by The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2014
    • “Industry specialism kation, audit fee premiums, and audit quality – Further evidence based on audit-partner-level analysis”, General Research Fund awarded by Research Grants Council, Hong Kong, 2014
    • “Do school ties between auditors and client executives influence audit quality?”, Direct Allocation Grant awarded by The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2013
    • “Outside directorships and audit quality”, General Research Fund awarded by Research Grants Council, Hong Kong, 2012
    • “How does the visible hand shape financial reporting? Evidence on loss recognition timeliness in China”, Direct Allocation Grant awarded by The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2011
    • “Does audit reporting matter in pricing securities? Evidence from modified audit opinions in China”, General Research Fund awarded by Research Grants Council, Hong Kong, 2010
    • “Regulations, market forces, and financial reporting quality: The case of IPO pricing deregulation in China”, Internal Competitive Research Grant awarded by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 2010
    • “Changes in accounting standards, ownership structures and conservative financial reporting in China”, Internal Competitive Research Grant awarded by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 2009
    • “Does audit reporting matter in pricing securities? Evidence from modified audit opinions in China”, Inject Grant awarded by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 2009
    • “Client importance, institutional improvements, and audit quality in China: An office and individual auditor level analysis”, Internal Competitive Research Grant awarded by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 2008
    • “Audit firm mergers, aggregate quasi rents, and auditor independence: Evidence from China’s audit market”, Fund for CERG Project Rated 3.5 awarded by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 2006
    • “Accounting standards and the conservatism property of earnings: Evidence from China”, Academic Research Programme Grant awarded by Lingnan University, 2003

Biography

Prof. Ying Cao is an Associate Professor of Accounting at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. She earned her bachelor’s degree in accounting from Renmin University of China (1996), master’s degree in accounting from University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (2001), and doctoral degree in accounting from Texas A&M (2007). She has published papers in Contemporary Accounting Research, Management Science, and Review of Accounting Studies. Prof. Cao currently serves on the Editorial Board of the Accounting Horizons and the International Journal of Accounting. Her research interests include corporate disclosure and financial reporting quality, managerial incentives and executive compensation, financial analysts, etc. Prof. Cao has taught financial accounting, auditing, and corporate governance to undergraduate and master students. She was a certified public accountant of China and worked at Deloitte Touch Tohmatsu LLP.

Teaching Areas

Auditing
Corporate Governance
Financial Accounting

Research Interests

Corporate Disclosure and Financial Reporting Quality
Managerial incentives and Executive Compensation
Media and Financial Analysts

  • Grants
    • Competitive Earmarked Research Grant of Hong Kong Government, 2009-2010 (Primary Investigator)
  • Awards & Honours
    • Best Paper Award, 5th Biennial Conference of the World Accounting Frontiers Series, 2015
  • Academic/Professional Services
    • Serve on the editorial board of the Accounting Horizons, 2015-Present
    • Ad hoc reviewer for Management Science, Contemporary Accounting Research, Auditing, Corporate Governance An international Review, Journal of Business Ethics, Accounting and Finance, Accounting Horizons, China Accounting and Finance Review, CERG Funding Program of the HK Government, etc.

    Previous Employment

    • Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, Beijing, China

Biography

Prof. Jin Xie is a Research Assistant Professor at the School of Accountancy in The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Business School. His research interests include financial accounting and capital markets, security regulation, law and economics, macroeconomics and monetary policy, international trade, political economy, corporate finance and chinese economy. His recent research “Punish One, Teach A Hundred: The Sobering Effect of Punishment on the Unpunished” won the Best Paper Award in the China Financial Research Conference (CFRC) 2018. His works have been presented at major international conferences such as the American Finance Association, SFS Cavalcade North America, China International Conference in Finance, and the London Business School Accounting Symposium.

Teaching Area

Financial and Managerial Accounting

Research Interests

Financial Reporting
Disclosure
Financial Fraud
Law and Economics
Macro Finance/Economics
Corporate Finance
Chinese Economy

Chau, Jacky Yuen-kit

Biography

Prof. Jacky Chau is an Assistant Professor of Accounting at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He received his PhD in accounting and master’s degree in statistics from the Wharton School of University of Pennsylvania (2016). Prior to pursuing his PhD, he worked as an investment banking analyst at Citigroup in Hong Kong. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy, Politics, Economics and Bachelor of Science degree with concentrations in Finance, Statistics, Operation and Information Management from University of Pennsylvania. His research interests include the role of information in capital markets, corporate disclosure and corporate governance, etc.

Teaching Areas

Financial Accounting
Data Analytics

Research Interests

Capital Markets
Corporate Disclosure
Corporate Governance
Performance Measurement