Lim, Ben Hong-beng(林宏明)

BBA (UW-Madison); MS (U of Iowa); PhD (U of Iowa)

Assistant Professor (Actuarial Science)


Department of Finance

Room 1054, 10/F
Cheng Yu Tung Building
12 Chak Cheung Street
Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong

+852 3943 7757


Prof. Ben Lim joined The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Business School in 2022 as an Assistant Professor of Finance. His research interests mainly lie in the intersection between statistics/machine learning and actuarial science. His research has focused on life settlements, and he is currently interested in the actuarial applications of neural network methods. He is also an Associate of the Society of Actuaries.

Teaching Areas

Actuarial Science

Research Interests

Interface of Statistics/Machine Learning with Actuarial Science
Life Settlements
Mortality Forecasting
Actuarial Applications of Neural Networks

  • Awards & Honours
    • Taylor Award for Actuarial Stochastics, The University of Iowa, 2019 & 2022
    • Ballad & Seashore Dissertation Fellowship, The University of Iowa, 2022
    • Hickman Scholarship, Society of Actuaries, 2020-2022
    • Henry L. Rietz (Outstanding PhD Comprehensive Exams) Award, The University of Iowa, 2019
    • Graduate College Post-Comprehensive Research Fellowship, The University of Iowa, 2019
    • Honorable Mention: Allen T. Craig (Outstanding TA) Award, The University of Iowa, 2018
    • Bicknell Scholarship, UW-Madison, 2016