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Prof. Zhanhui Chen has been promoted to Associate Professor of Finance with substantiation, effective July 1, 2021.


Welcoming New Faculty

We would like to welcome Eyub Yegen (PhD Finance, University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management) joining HKUST Department of Finance as Assistant Professor this year.

Eyub’s research focus is on the role of institutional investors in society. Specifically, his research is at the intersection between institutional ownership and corporate social responsibility, political economy, and product market competition. His webpage is available at: .

Awards & Achievements

BBA in Finance students did well in 2021 Global Markets Competition | APAC

Congratulations to our HKUST students for achieving great result in the 2021 Global Markets Competition | APAC organized by Amplify Trading

The Grand Final was held successfully on 21 March 2021 and more than 70 enthusiastic finalists battled it out in the flagship Sales & Trading simulation.  Three of our BBA in Finance students did very well:  Ryan Evans Vennanddi (FINA, Year 2) and Cho Wing Wong (FINA & IS, Year 3) were placed in the top 20 in the Grand Final round, while Pui Ying Lee (FINA, Year 2)'s performance was around top 27 out of the 76 finalists. 

In addition, Farah Nga Man Tam (GBUS) received second place in the 2021 Global Markets Competition Grand Final while Kevin Ka Lam Mok (GBUS) received honorable mention in Amplify Trading’s result announcement email.   

Congratulations to them all and huge thanks to Amplify Trading for inviting our students to join the Competition!   


100 Women in Finance Webinar – Do Women Get Worse Financial Advice?

Women and men received markedly different advice from local financial advisors, according to recent research. Frequently, women were pushed into making riskier investments.

In an event organized by 100 Women in Finance (, Professor Utpal Bhattacharya will share key findings from his research "Do Women Get Worse Financial Advice?".

Prof Bhattacharya will be joined by the investment professionals Edwin Cheung (Institute of Financial Planners of Hong Kong); Angelina Kwan (Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute); and Sudesh Thevasenabathy (Manulife). The event will be moderated by Karen Au, CFA, CA, CPA, representing 100 Women in Finance's Hong Kong Education and Impact Committees.

100 Women in Finance's near 20,000 registered members strengthen the global finance industry by empowering women to achieve their professional potential at each career stage.

DATE: 24 February 2021

TIME: 12:30 PM Hong Kong

Register here



QFIN Speaker Series – Reddit vs Wall Street: The GameStop Saga

Have you been captivated by the saga of GameStop and the WSB-Reddit investors? Want to understand more about what happened and the implications for the financial markets? 

Join our trio of distinguished finance professors on February 18 (Thursday) to unravel the mystery, with insights into market structure, behavioral finance and trading strategies from Prof Utpal BhattacharyaProf Abhiroop Mukherjee and alumnus faculty Prof Andrew Chiu. The webinar will be moderated by Prof Veronique Lafon-Vinais.

The QFIN Speaker Series is a signature public sharing event of the HKUST Department of Finance, which features prominent academic and industry leaders, who dive into current hot topics in the financial market with audience.

Register here