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FundForum Asia
April 2022
HKT (GMT+8) Time ZoneVirtual event

Louis Cheng
S H Ho Professor of Banking and Finance at Hang Seng University of Hong Kong


Dr. Cheng is a Dr. S H Ho Professor of Banking and Finance and Director of the Research Institute for Business at the Hang Seng University of Hong Kong. He is a member of the Investment Committee of the Hospital Authority Provident Fund Scheme in which he leads the effort in promoting ESG integration for an investment portfolio of about USD 8.5bil (as of 2019). Dr. Cheng actively engages in ESG and green finance research. In addition to publishing an article and a chapter on Green Bond, he received a grant from Commerce and Economic Development Bureau, HKSAR Government with a project cost of over HKD 1mil to conduct ESG training for accountants.

He was a member of the Business Studies Panel (Joint Research Schemes) for the Research Grants Council (RGC). He served as a member of the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal Panel, Council member and a Trustee of the Pension Fund of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He is currently a member of the Examination Board of The Institute of Financial Planners of Hong Kong (IFPHK).

Dr. Cheng graduated with a DBA in Finance from Louisiana Tech University in 1989. He has been a CFPCM certificant since 2001. Before joining Hang Seng University, he was Professor of Finance and Director of Economic Sustainability and Entrepreneurial finance at PolyU. From 1989 to 1998, he was an Assistant Professor and then Associate Professor at Murray State University in Kentucky. In 2003, he served as the HSBC Fellow at the University of Exeter in UK. Moreover, he has more than 90 articles published in research journals including the Journal of Finance. Dr. Cheng is an author of Fundamentals of Financial Planning, and the lead author of Financial Planning and Wealth Management: An International Perspective, both by McGrawHill.

Agenda Sessions

  • ESG fund selection and due diligence under the microscope.

  • Dear CEO… Let’s discuss climate leadership