McGuinness, Paul B.

BA (Newcastle); MPhil (Cambridge); PhD (Leeds)



Department of Finance

Room 1212, 12/F
Cheng Yu Tung Building
12 Chak Cheung Street
Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong

+852 3943 7756


Paul B. McGuinness is a Tenured Professor in the Department of Finance at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). Prior to his appointment at CUHK, Prof. McGuinness was a faculty member of the School of Industrial and Business Studies at the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom. While on leave from CUHK, he has held positions as the National Bank Chair of Finance at the Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand (January – December 1996), Head of Research at the Hong Kong securities regulator, the Securities and Futures Commission (July – December 2000), and Visiting Professor in the Department of Economics at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia (February – June 2008).

Prof. McGuinness’ research activities are in financial markets, securities analysis, corporate finance and Chinese equity markets. He has published widely including a book entitled ‘A Guide to the Equity Markets of Hong Kong’ (Oxford University Press, 1999), as well as numerous papers in internationally refereed journal outlets. In the period 2015 to present, he has published 11 papers in internationally refereed outlets, with eight of these in ABS 3 (***) and two in ABS 4 (****) rated journals (see ABS journal rankings here). He has also published widely in professional and business-style journals.

Prof. McGuinness has also conducted consultancy work pertaining to securities market-related issues in Hong Kong and the Mainland PRC. He has extensive teaching experience at executive, graduate and undergraduate levels in a number of locales, including the U.K., Hong Kong, Mainland China, New Zealand and Australia. His teaching contributions have resulted in him winning a CUHK BA Faculty Outstanding Teacher Award on three separate occasions, as well as a CUHK MBA programmes Merit Award on two occasions. He has also served as Chairman of CUHK’s Department of Finance for two separate four-year terms (08/2000–07/2004; and 08/2005-07/2009).

Teaching Areas

Corporate Finance
Financial Markets
China Equity Markets
Capital Fundraising

Research Interests

Corporate Governance
Board Demographics
Corporate Social Responsibility
Firm Performance
Chinese Equity Markets

  • Awards & Honours
    • Faculty Teaching Merit Award, CUHK Business School, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2014-2015, 2017-18
    • Faculty Outstanding Teaching Award, CUHK Business School, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2001-2002, 2005-2006, 2007-2008