19 January 2021
The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong takes great pleasure to announce the appointment of Professor Louis T. W. Cheng as the Dr S H Ho Professor of Banking and Finance. Professor Cheng was appointed to this position for his remarkable track record in research, teaching and service in academia and the wider society at large.
Before joining HSUHK, Professor Cheng was Professor of Finance and Director of the Center for Economic Sustainability and Entrepreneurial Finance at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Professor Cheng obtained his DBA from the Louisiana Tech University, USA, in 1989.
As a member of the Research Grants Council (RGC) for different panels, Professor Cheng helped evaluate project proposals and programmes through RGC visits (including HKU, CUHK, and HKBU). In addition, he is currently an Investment Committee Member for the Hong Kong Hospital Authority Provident Fund Scheme (which is one of the largest pension funds in Hong Kong) and a consultant to the United Nations’ Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) to advise Bhutan for their first Sovereign Green Bond issue and their subsequent capital market reform.
Professor Cheng’s research interests cover investment banking, fintech, wealth management, investment management and risk management. His work has appeared in many international leading journals.
Professor Cheng assumed duty on 4 January 2021. He will provide leadership to other junior faculty members in the School of Business in their research efforts. In his role as Director of the Research Institute for Business, he will seek opportunities to engage with the business community and academia to conduct research in Contemporary Issues in Capital Markets, Consumer and Organizational Behaviour, Cross-Cultural Management and International Markets, Ethics and Sustainability (including Junzi), and Pedagogy, Teaching and Case-based Research.