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

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

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

Goncalves-Pinto, Luis

Biography

Prof. Luis Goncalves-Pinto is an Assistant Professor of Finance at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). Prior to joining CUHK, he was an Assistant Professor of Finance at the National University of Singapore. His research focuses on managerial compensation and incentives, delegated portfolio management, information and liquidity in financial markets, limits to arbitrage and return predictability. His research has been published in top academic journals, such as the Review of Financial Studies and the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, and has been cited in the Financial Times, Bloomberg, and other media outlets. He obtained a M.Sc. in Finance from the University of Lisbon in 2005, and a Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Southern California in 2011.

Teaching Areas

Options and Futures
Investments

Research Interests

Managerial Incentives
Delegated Portfolio Management
Liquidity
Derivatives