Park, Robert Joohong

BECON (SKKU); MS (DePaul); MS (UChicago); DBA (PolyU)

Professor of Practice in Finance


Department of Finance

Room 1201, 12/F
Cheng Yu Tung Building
12 Chak Cheung Street
Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong

+852 3943 7805


Professor Robert Park is a managing director and APAC Head of Business Development, Securities Finance, State Street Global Markets. Based in Hong Kong, he is responsible for the Business Development of Securities Finance in Asia, and before his current role, he was in charge of prime services in Asia.

Before joining State Street in 2015, Robert held senior trading roles in equity and equity derivatives at Nomura, Lehman Brothers, and JP Morgan. Earlier in his career, he worked as a trader of fixed income at BNP Paribas and Chicago Mercantile Exchange.

He teaches derivatives trading to master’s students at the Chinese University of Hong Kong as a Professor of Practice in Finance. His research focuses on the strategic management and behavioral aspects of financial institutions. As a way of giving back to the community, he mentors a start-up business that develops catastrophe risk models to improve the accuracy of damage to buildings and structures from natural disasters.

He holds a doctoral degree in business administration from Hong Kong Polytechnic University, a master’s degree in financial mathematics from The University of Chicago, a master’s degree in finance from DePaul University in Chicago, and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul, Korea.

Teaching Areas

Derivatives Trading

Research Interests

Strategic Management of Financial Institutions
Behavioral Aspects of Financial Markets

  • Publications & Working Papers
    • Joohong Robert Park, Shuping Li, Andrew Delios, Wilson H.S. Tong, and Tony, H.T. Yip, “Competition and Diversification of global investment banks: A cross-country investigation from 2002 to 2021,” under review.
    • Luman Yu, Shuping Li, & Joohong Robert Park, “Who to target: Financial performance, ESG, and short-selling activities in S&P 1500 firms,” working paper.
    • Tony H.T. Yip, Wilson H.S. Tong, and Joohong Robert Park, “Bank earnings smoothing through advisory fee income: How do the Joint effects of earnings and credit ratings impact banks’ behavior,” working paper.
  • Awards & Honours
    • Excellent Paper Award in General Finance Session at 2019 Summer KIAS (Korea Insurance Academic Society) Academic Conference