The Council of Advisers for Applied Research advises on the research themes and steers the direction of the Hong Kong Academy of Finance’s applied research projects. It also provides guidance on the required expertise and potential researchers/partners for these projects.

The Council of Advisers for Applied Research is composed of representatives from the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, local financial regulatory bodies, the financial industry and established local and overseas academics and researchers with the relevant expertise.

  • Mr Edmond LAU

    Deputy Chief Executive
    Hong Kong Monetary Authority

  • Professor Peter CARR

    Finance and Risk Engineering Department Chair
    Tandon School of Engineering
    New York University

  • Professor Tarun CHORDIA

    R. Howard Dobbs, Jr. Chair and Professor in Finance
    Goizueta Business School
    Emory University

  • Professor Carole COMERTON-FORDE

    Professor of Finance
    University of New South Wales Business School

  • Professor Lars Peter HANSEN

    Nobel Laureate in Economics, 2013
    Professor in Finance, David Rockefeller Distinguished Service Professor and Professor in Statistics
    The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

  • Dr Dong HE

    Deputy Director, Monetary and Capital Markets Department
    International Monetary Fund

  • Professor Zhiguo HE

    Fuji Bank and Heller Professor of Finance
    Co-Director of Fama-Miller Center
    The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

  • Professor Randall KROSZNER

    Deputy Dean for Executive Programs
    and Norman R. Bobins Professor of Economics
    The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

  • Professor Sophie MOINAS

    Professor of Finance
    IAE Toulouse School of Management
    and Toulouse School of Economics

  • Professor Thomas PHILIPPON

    Max L. Heine Professor of Finance
    Stern School of Business
    New York University

  • Professor Eli REMOLONA

    Professor of Finance and Director of Central Banking,
    Asia School of Business
    former Chief Representative, Bank for International Settlements (Office for Asia and the

  • Dr Philip TURNER

    Visiting Lecturer, Basel University
    former Deputy Head of the Monetary and Economic Department, Bank for International


    Chief Executive Officer

  • Mr Henri ARSLANIAN

    PwC Global Crypto Leader, Partner
    Adjunct Associate Professor, Faculty of Business and Economics, The University of Hong Kong

  • Mr Larry CAO

    Senior Director, Industry Research
    CFA Institute

  • Mr Justin CHAN

    Co-Head of Markets, Asia-Pacific
    The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited

  • Professor Kalok CHAN

    Wei Lun Professor of Finance
    The Chinese University of Hong Kong

  • Mr Clement CHEUNG

    Chief Executive Officer
    Insurance Authority

  • Dr Lillian CHEUNG

    Executive Director (Research), Hong Kong Monetary Authority

  • Ms Estella CHIU

    Non-Executive Director
    The Hong Kong Mortgage Corporation Limited

  • Mr Daryl HO

    Executive Director (Banking Policy), Hong Kong Monetary Authority

  • Mr Kwok-Chuen KWOK

    Chief Executive Officer, The Hong Kong Academy of Finance
    Executive Director, Hong Kong Institute for Monetary and Financial Research

  • Ms Alice LAW

    Deputy Chairman and Managing Director
    Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority

  • Ms Julia LEUNG

    Deputy Chief Executive Officer and
    Executive Director, Intermediaries
    Securities and Futures Commission

  • Professor Chen LIN

    Associate Dean (Research and Knowledge Exchange)
    Chair of Finance; Stelux Professor in Finance
    Director, Centre for Financial Innovation and Development
    DBA Programme Director
    Faculty of Business and Economics, The University of Hong Kong

  • Professor Kar Yan TAM

    Dean of Business and Management
    Chair Professor
    The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

  • Ms Salina YAN

    Permanent Secretary for Financial Services
    and the Treasury (Financial Services)
    Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau
    The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

Last revision date: 12 April 2021