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Quantitative Finance Program

Advisory Council

The Stanford Quantitative Finance Program features an advisory council. The members of this council are seasoned financial practitioners. They will be invited to join panel discussions analyzing issues of interest to the Program’s students.

Chak Wong

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Prof. Chak Wong is currently Professor of Finance Practice at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, program director of MSc Finance, associate director of MBA and director of Asia Pacific Institute of Business. His academic research interests include macroeconomic impact of banking and theoretical modeling of financial systems. Other than academic research, he writes articles for Chinese newspaper and magazines such as FT Chinese, China Daily and iMoney, commenting on government policies and other related economic issues.

Before returning to academia in 2013, Prof. Wong was Managing Director and Head of Structuring of IBD Asia including Japan of Barclays Capital. He was responsible for client risk advisory and risk management solutions across all asset classes. Prof. Wong was Managing Director and trader in UBS London and Hong Kong, co-heading the APAC structured products groups which trades and designs products including all asset classes and hybrids. He also spent a number of years in London in Goldman Sachs as Executive Director, working as a strategist/quant and trader for rate, FX and inflation. Prior to that, he was a quantitative analyst in credit derivative and emerging market in Morgan Stanley, London.

Prof. Wong completed a Bachelor degree in The Chinese University and U.C. Berkeley, reading Electronic Engineering, Pure Mathematics and French. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Philosophy in Economics from the University of Oxford. He was Rhodes Scholar of Hong Kong 1995.

Edward Li

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Dr. Edward Li received a Bachelor's degree in management science from the University of Science and Technology of China in 1987, and received a J.D. and a Ph.D. in economics from Stanford University in 1994.

Dr. Edward Li has been a practicing lawyer since 1994, and his areas of legal practice include cross-border merger and acquisitions, private equity investments, and securities. Dr. Edward Li has worked on numerous private equity investments, initial public offerings, other securities offerings as well as merger and acquisitions involving Chinese companies. Dr. Li is both qualified in the U.S. and China.

Dr. Li has been a partner at King & Wood Mallesons since early 2013. Previously Dr. Li worked at a number of leading U.S. law firms in New York and Hong Kong, including as a Hong Kong-based partner at Morrison & Foerster LLP, a leading U.S. law firm.

In addition to his legal career, Dr. Edward Li has lectured extensively on cross-border financial transactions by Chinese companies, including equity financing through the form of private equity investment, overseas IPOs and outbound investment and acquisition. Dr. Li has taught courses on this subject at the International MBA program of Beijing University and the Fudan Management School. Dr. Li is also writing a book on outbound investments by Chinese companies, which will be published in early 2013.

Larry Franklin

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Professor Franklin holds MBA and Juris Doctor degrees from Stanford University, and is a Certified Public Accountant. He has taught more than 150 MBA and EMBA level courses. In addition to his MBA teaching at HKUST, he has taught in the MBA programs at the Stanford, Chicago, MIT Sloan, Darden (U.Virginia) and Tsinghua in Beijing. He has taught in the Executive MBA programs at HKUST (Beijing), Chicago, MIT Sloan, Kellogg-HKUST, Kellogg-Recanati (Israel), Kellogg-WHU (Germany), Kellogg-Schulich (Canada), Donau Krems (Austria) and China-Europe International Business School (CEIBS) in Shanghai and Beijing.

Professor Franklin is honored to have received 70 Excellence in Teaching citations from the MBA courses he has taught. Larry Franklin has been doing business in China since 1981, as a lawyer, commercial banker, investment banker, China advisor and equity investor. He has worked on more than 150 transactions in China and successfully completed 60 investments and financings, raising over US$5 billion in funds for China projects. Larry's publications include Establishing a Holding

Samuel Wong

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Samuel Po-Shing Wong received a Ph.D. in Statistics from Stanford University in 1997. He was on the faculty of various universities including University of California at Davis, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and The Chinese University of Hong Kong. From January 2011 to July 2013, he was the head of research in CASH Dynamic Opportunities Investment Limited and was responsible in developing high frequency algorithm trading methodologies and corresponding risk management schemes. In June 2012, he was invited by the Institute of Mathematical Sciences at National University of Singapore to present a 4-hour lecture in “Algorithmic trading - mathematics, technology, finance and regulation”.

Other than his academic profile and his high frequency trading experience, Dr. Wong has been a business statistics consultant since 1991. He helped many companies in US as well as in Hong Kong to tackle practical issues by Statistics. In particular, he was a Basel II IRB modeler of a local bank in Hong Kong and offered risk management trainings to financial institutes such as China Development Bank, Hang Seng Bank, HSBC, Wing Hang Bank and many others. Even though he was not on the regular faculty, Dr. Wong taught data analysis in the MBA program as an Adjunct Professor in 2011-2012 for the Business School of The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. In 2011-2012, Dr. Wong lectured Basel regulations and risk management in the Executive Leadership Programme in Global Finance of the Institute of Global Economics and Finance at The Chinese University of Hong Kong.Dr. Wong has also been serving as an external reviewer for the Financial Risk Management (FRM) examination of the Global Association in Risk Professionals (GARP) since 2006.

Tom Bain

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Tom has senior management experience that includes 12 years as a Managing Director at JP Morgan, and 3 years as a director at Barclays Wealth. He is an expert in providing training, consulting and executive coaching to a number of the world's top investment banks in the Asia Pacific region. Tom is an adjunct faculty of finance at the Chinese University of Hong Kong where he teaches MBA and MSc. Finance programs. He is also the Associate Director of Career Development for the MSc. Finance program.

Tom's previous experience with JP Morgan includes Fixed Income Sales, Emerging Market Strategies and EMEA Market Client Strategies. He is now the Managing Director of First Finance in Asia Pacific, a company that specializes in Leadership and Development training to the financial service industry. Tom has a BSc. from the University of London, and an MBA from Columbia University.