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

Lobello, Christopher

Biography

When Chris is not working at his day job with the Hong Kong office of a Chinese securities firm he can most often be found teaching, a pursuit which he passionately pursues in large part because it offers the best path to self-learning. Having studied physics and mathematics he stumbled into a career in finance as a quantitative practitioner, but in trying to better understand risk, uncertainty, and the inefficiencies of financial markets he began to study behavioral decision making and truly began to understand how little he knows. In addition to his work and teaching Chris’s personal time sees him engaged in various pursuits ranging from gardening with his son, planting oak trees on his Iowa farm, enjoying wine with his wife, and heading off to Calabria once a year to make the sausage with his father’s cousins.

Chris Lobello is a financial markets practitioner, researcher, and occasional teacher with more than 20 years experience working in Asian financial markets in roles ranging from risk modeling to quantitative analysis to country and regional management. Chris recently co-founded a fintech start-up and is working on several projects related to behavioural finance and decision making.

He has a practitioner’s interest in behavioural aspects of decision making and has worked with faculty at INSEAD’s Centre for Decision Making and Risk Analysis, where he was appointed a visiting fellow in 2011. Chris teaches at several of the region’s top business schools and provides executive education training on topics of making better decisions, risk management, ethics, and various topics in finance. He teaches regularly at schools including The Chinese University of Hong Kong, SP Jain, Thammasat University, and Bhutan’s Royal Institute for Governance and Strategic Studies. He has guest lectured at INSEAD and taught in their executive education programmes, and he works with a number of the world’s top financial firms on projects related to behavioural decisions in investment.

He has held senior positions at firms such as Nomura, CLSA, Daiwa, and Barra. He also serves on various industry boards and committees, including several of the FTSE global advisory committees and his work as a board member for CQAsia, the Asian branch of the Chicago Quantitative Alliance. His transition to quantitative finance began with Barra International, developing single country risk models, then segued to a Quantitative Analyst role with Caspian Securities, both in Hong Kong.

Chris obtained his B.Sc. from Illinois Benedictine College with a double major in physics and mathematics and holds an EMBA from INSEAD. As an undergraduate, he worked at Fermilab and served in the US Peace Corps in Benin. Chris speaks Mandarin Chinese and a West African variant of French.

Teaching Areas

Ethics
Fintech
Risk Management
Management Decision Making
C-Suite Life

Research Interest

Financial Markets

  • Academic/Professional Services
    • Board Member, CQAsia (the Asian branch of the Chicago Quantitative Alliance, a global group of quantitative finance practitioners), 2013-Present
    • FTSE Advisory Committee Member (various committees, including at different times the Asia Pac committee, industry classification, and the global policy board), 2002-Present

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

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

Yao, Chen (Alison)

Biography

Prof. Chen (Alison) Yao joined The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Business School as an Assistant Professor of Finance 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

High-frequency Trading
Market Microstructure
Empirical Asset Pricing

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.

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)

Au Yeung, Anson C. K.

Biography

Dr. Anson Au Yeung is a Senior Lecturer in Finance at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Business School. Before joining CUHK, Dr. Au Yeung was a Visiting Assistant Professor at City University of Hong Kong and a Visiting Scholar at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. His main areas of research are corporate finance, capital markets, and international finance. His paper entitled “Firm Growth Type and Capital Structure Persistence” received the Best Paper Awards at the China International Conference and the NTU International Conference.

Teaching Areas

Corporate Finance
International Finance
Capital Markets

Research Interests

Corporate Finance
Capital Markets

  • Awards & Honours
    • The 2008 CICF Best Paper Award for the best papers at the China International Conference in Finance
    • The 2008 NTU Outstanding Paper Award for the best papers at the International Conference on Finance