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

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

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

Yung, Haynes H. M.

Biography

Dr. Haynes Yung is a Senior Lecturer of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Business School. His research interest is derivatives. He is currently teaching investment analysis and portfolio management and financial management. He previously worked in Hong Kong Baptist University, the City University of Hong Kong and Baruch College in the US.

Teaching Areas

Financial Management
Investment
International Financial Management
Cases in Corporate Finance and Fixed Income

Research Interest

Derivatives

  • Awards & Honours
    • Faculty Teaching Award for Financial Management, Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management, CUHK Business School, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2012-2013

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

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

Cheng, Joseph W. W.

Biography

Prof. Joseph W. W. Cheng received a PhD in Finance from the University of Maryland in 1993. He joined The Chinese University of Hong Kong in the same year and is currently the Chairman of Department of Finance. He has won numerous teaching awards including the Faculty of Business Administration Teaching Award and the Outstanding Teacher Award.

Prof. Cheng’s main research interests include asset pricing, options and futures, market microstructure, market efficiency and behavioural finance. He has published research works in leading finance journals including the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Banking and Finance and the Journal of Empirical Finance. He also frequently reviews academic papers for numerous finance journals, conferences and the RGC.

Prof. Cheng serves the community as well as the university and Shaw College in various capacities. He is the current member of the Research Grant Committee, Investor Education Centre (a subsidiary of Securities and Futures Commission, HKSAR); ExCo Member, Asia Pacific Structured Finance Association; Member of the Validation Panel, Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications; External Examiner, OUHK. He has also served with the Advisory Committee on Human Resources Development in the Financial Services Sector, Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau, HKSAR. Moreover, he is the College Coordinator (IFAA, IBBA, BBA-JD Programmes), Fellows and Trustees of Shaw College.

Teaching Areas

Financial Management
Investment Analysis
Portfolio Management

Research Interests

Portfolio Theory
Dividend Policy
Asset Pricing
Options and Futures
Market Microstructure

  • Grants
    • “The Relation between Price Changes and Trading Volume: A Market Level Analysis (價格變動與成交量的關係︰一個巿場層面的分析)”, Earmarked Grants awarded by Research Grants Council, 2001-2004
    • “Examining the Implications of Portfolio Theory for Trading Volume: A Latent Variable Approach (探討投資組合理論對成交量的含義︰一個潛在變數的方法)”, Earmarked Grants awarded by Research Grants Council, 2000-2003
    • “Transaction Costs And The Cross-Autocorrelations In Stock Returns”, Earmarked Grants awarded by Research Grants Council, 2001-2002
    • “Sources and Consequences of International Equity Market Correlation”, Earmarked Grants awarded by Research Grants Council, 1996-1998
  • Awards & Honours
    • Faculty Outstanding Teaching Award, CUHK Business School, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2003-2004
    • Teaching Awards, CUHK Business School, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2000-Present
  • Academic/Professional Services

    Selected External Service

    • Research Grant Committee, Investor Education Centre, Securities and Futures Commission, HKSAR, 2015-Present
    • ExCo Member, Asia Pacific Structured Finance Association, 2015-Present
    • Advisory Committee on Human Resources Development in the Financial Services Sector, Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau, HKSAR, 2009-2013
    • Validation Panel, Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications: Revalidation exercise for the BBA (Hons) and BComm (Hons) in Accounting and Banking Programmes of the Chu Hai College of Higher Education, 2009
    • Sector/Subject Specialist, Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ), 2008-Present
    • External Examiner, The Open University of Hong Kong, 2002-Present
    • Validation Panel, Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications (HKCAA/HKCAAVQ), 2002-Present
    • Reviewer, Earmarked Research Grant Proposals, Research Grant Council, HKSAR, 2000-Present

    Service to University and College

    • Board of Trustees, Shaw College, 2010-Present
    • Assembly of Fellows, Shaw College, 2010-Present
    • Member, Focused Innovations Scheme– Scheme A, Management Committee on Economics and Finance, 2013-2015
    • Member, Scholarship Committee, Shaw College, 2012-Present
    • Member, Focused Investments Scheme – Scheme A, Steering Committee on Economics and Finance, 2011-2013
    • Member, Graduate School Disciplinary Committee, 2005-Present

    Service to Faculty

    • Member, Advisory Committee for the School of Management and Economics of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Shenzhen), 2015-Present
    • Member, Review Panel for the Master of Accountancy (MAcc) Programme, 2012-Present
    • Department Representative, Committee on Teaching and Learning Quality, 2010-2015
    • Member, Executive Development Programmes Committee, 2003-Present