Cheng, Si

B.Econ.Finance (Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics); PhD Finance (NUS)

Assistant Professor


Department of Finance

Room 1232, 12/F
Cheng Yu Tung Building
12 Chak Cheung Street
Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong

+852 3943 7759


Prof. Si Cheng joined The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Business School in 2016 as an Assistant Professor of Finance. Her research interests mainly lie in the field of empirical asset pricing, with an emphasis on investment and financial institutions. She received her PhD in Finance from National University of Singapore. Her papers appear in Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Management Science, and Review of Asset Pricing Studies.

Teaching Area

Financial Management

Research Interests

Empirical Asset Pricing
Financial Institutions
International Finance

  • Grants
    • “Revisiting Beta and Idiosyncratic Volatility Anomalies: Evidence based on Exchange-Traded Funds”, General Research Fund awarded by Research Grants Council, 2019-2021
  • Awards & Honours
    • Best Paper in Investments at the Financial Management Association (FMA) European Conference, Helsinki, 2016
    • SGF Best Paper Award at the Annual Conference of the Swiss Society for Financial Market Research, Zurich, 2014
    • Outstanding Doctoral Student Paper in Investments at the Southwestern Finance Association (SWFA) Annual Meetings, New Orleans, 2012