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Fixed Income and Institutions Research Symposium


  • Date

    13 Oct 2023

  • Organiser

    The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

  • Time

    08:00 - 18:00

  • Venue

    M1603, 16F, Block M, PolyU Map  


Ms Helen Chan

The Fixed Income and Institutions Research Symposium will feature in-depth paper presentations and discussions in the area of fixed income and related financial institutions, and provide a platform for participants to meet with renowned academics, to exchange their new thoughts and insights.


The one-day symposium will provide coffee breaks, a lunch, and a dinner. Interested participants please register HERE by 9 October 2023 (Monday). Registration is free of charge and will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis.



Keynote Speakers:


Lukas Schmid Photo 

Lukas Schmid, Professor of Finance and Business Economics, University of Southern California


Lukas Schmid is Professor of Finance and Business Economics at the Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California, and a CEPR Research Fellow. Before joining Marshall, Lukas spent a decade at the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. He currently serves as an Editor for the Finance Area at Management Science, and as an Associate Editor at the Journal of Finance. Lukas' research interests are in dynamic quantitative modeling and structural estimation applied at the intersection of macroeconomics and financial economics. His most recent work was concerned with corporate and sovereign default and credit risk, as well as links between innovation, long-run growth and financial market performance. Lukas’ research has been published in outlets such as the American Economic Review, the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, the Review of Financial Studies and the Journal of Monetary Economics. His work on capital structure and asset returns was awarded a Smith-Breeden Award (First Prize) for the best paper in the Journal of Finance, 2010. At Marshall, he teaches investments to undergraduate students and advanced asset pricing to PhD students. Lukas obtained a master’s degree in mathematics from ETH Zurich and a PhD in Finance from the University of Lausanne & Swiss Finance Institute.


Hua He 

Hua He, Professor of Financial Practice, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB)


Hua He is the Founder of 9M Technologies and Professor of Financial Practice at CKGSB. Before setting up 9MT, Dr He served as the Executive Chairman of the Capital Markets Committee at China International Capital Corporation (CICC). Prior to his engagement with CICC, Dr He has worked at Lehman Brothers and Nomura Securities in Hong Kong for 10 years, holding senior positions as Head of China Equities, Head of Fixed Income and Equity Research for the Asia Pacific region.


Earlier, Dr He held positions as Managing Director at Salomon Brothers and Convergence Asset Management (CAM). Dr He received his PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and was a tenured Professor of Finance at UC Berkeley and Yale.



Organising Committee:

Bing Han, Visiting Chair Professor of Financial Economics, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Jie Cao, Professor of Finance, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Nan Yang, Associate Professor of Finance, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

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Symposium Venue

The symposium will be held at the Senate Room (M1603) on 16F of Li Ka Shing Tower (Block M) in the middle of the PolyU campus.

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Getting to PolyU

Get off at Hung Hom station on the East Rail Line or Tuen Ma Line, take the footbridge at Exit A1 to reach PolyU main campus.

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For public buses, get off at "Cross Harbour Tunnel Toll Plaza" stop (entrance/exit of the Tunnel on the Kowloon side)


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