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.

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

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

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

Yao, Chen (Alison)

Biography

Prof. Chen (Alison) Yao is an Associate Professor in the Department of Finance at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Business School. She joined CUHK as an Assistant Professor in 2017. Her primary research interests are empirical asset pricing, market microstructure, and high-frequency trading. Her work on odd-lot trades has a wide policy impact which leads to changes in the US trade reporting rules. Her researches have been published in the Journal of Finance, Review of Financial Studies and American Economic Review: Papers and Proceedings. Before joining CUHK, she was an Assistant Professor of Finance at Warwick Business School in the United Kingdom from 2013 to 2017. Chen holds a PhD in Finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She received her BS in Mathematics with Summa Cum Laude from Tulane University in the United States.

Teaching Area

Financial Management

Research Interests

Empirical Asset Pricing
Market Microstructure
High-frequency Trading

Teaching Areas

Financial Management
Quantitative Methods for Finance

Research Interests

Empirical Asset Pricing
Information Economics
Behavioural Finance

  • Publications & Working Papers
    • Junyan Shen, Jianfeng Yu, and Shen Zhao (2017), “Investor sentiment and economic forces,” Journal of Monetary Economics, 86, pp. 1-21.
    • Huijun Wang, Jianfeng Yu, and Shen Zhao (2016), “Speculative trading ahead of earnings announcements,” Working paper.
    • Junyan Shen, Jianfeng Yu, and Shen Zhao (2016), “Investor sentiment and economic forces,” Working paper.
    • Shen Zhao (2016), “Uncertainty effects on stock price reaction to Federal Reserve policy,”  Working paper.
    • Chu Zhang and Shen Zhao (2015), “The macroeconomic announcement effects over business cycles,” Working paper.

Leung, Chris Chung-ho

Biography

Dr. Chris Leung is a Lecturer in Finance at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Business School. Before joining CUHK, he was an Assistant Professor at Chu Hai College of Higher Education. Dr. Leung is a chartered holder for both CFA and FRM professional designations.

Teaching Areas

Investments
Financial Management
Financial Markets

Research Interests

Market Microstructure
Behavioural Finance

Jiang, Griffin Wenxi

Biography

Prof. Wenxi (Griffin) Jiang joined The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Business School in 2015 as an Assistant Professor of Finance. He obtained a PhD in Financial Economics from Yale University in 2015 and a bachelor’s degree from Renmin University of China in 2007. His research interests include asset pricing, institutional investor, and behavioural finance. His research papers appear at the Journal of Finance and Review of Financial Studies. He teaches undergraduate course FINA 3010 Financial Markets at CUHK.

Teaching Area

Financial Markets

Research Interests

Investment
Institutions Investor
Behavioural Finance

Kim, Taejin

Biography

Prof. Taejin Kim is an Assistant Professor in Finance at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Business School. His research interests are financial intermediation, learning in financial markets, and theoretical corporate finance. Prof. Kim earned his PhD in Finance from Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management. During his time in the PhD programme, Prof. Kim was awarded SAC Capital PhD Candidate Award for Outstanding Research. He also holds an MS in Statistics from University of Chicago, and an MBA and a BS in Physics from Seoul National University, Korea. Prior to his doctoral studies, Prof. Kim worked as an auditor for KPMG in Korea.

Teaching Area

Finance

Research Interests

Financial Intermediation and Macroeconomy
Corporate Finance Theory
Information and Learning in Financial Markets
Asset Pricing

  • Awards & Honours
    • China International Conference in Finance (CICF) Best Paper Award, 2018
    • SAC Capital PhD Candidate Award for Outstanding Research (WFA)