Prof. WONG Chak Sham Michael (王澤森)

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Dr. Michael C S Wong serves as EMBA Director and Associate Professor of Finance at City University of Hong Kong.  He specializes on international banking, risk management and financial markets. Dr. Wong architected the first Basel-standard internal ratings-based (IRB) system in Hong Kong in 2003-2005 and wealth management due diligence models after the collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008. His risk management models are currently implemented by more than 25 regional and global financial institutions operating in Asia. Dr. Wong reviewed risk control and stress testing models for banking institutions, submitted independent risk assessment reports to company boards and regulators, and provided expert witness on legal disputes involving complex financial transactions. He served as a founding member of Global Association of Risk Professionals’ (GARP) FRM Committee, an examiner of professional examinations of both Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute (HKSI) and Hong Kong Institute of Bankers (HKIB), a member of Market Misconduct Tribunal in Hong Kong, a member of Task Force of Hong Kong Insurance Authority, and an advisor of the Investor and Financial Education Council. He obtained his postgraduate degrees in Finance and Data Analytics respectively from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, University of Essex and University of Cambridge, and executive training at Berkeley, MIT and Cambridge.  Dr. Wong was a long-serving director of MSc programs in Finance, Banking and Financial Engineering (1998-2015) at CityU and was granted university-wide Teaching Excellence Award by the university in 1999.  His research is selected by the university as one of the three high-impact cases under the Economics and Finance panel of University Grant Council's Research Assessment Exercise 2020.  In 2022, Dr. Wong serves as an editor of Sustainability on a special issue "Sustainable Finance and Risk Management".  


Certificate - Executive Coacing (University of Cambridge)

Certificate - Fintech (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Certificate - Venture Capital (University of California, Berkeley) 

PhD - Finance (The Chinese University of Hong Kong) 

MA - Social Science Data Analysis (University of Essex) 

MPhil - Finance (University of Cambridge) 


  • Selected by CityU as one of the 3 impact cases in Economics and Finance under Research Assessment Exercise (2020)
  • Nominated by CityU for UGC Teaching Excellence Award (2918)
  • Awarded the 8th among 52 teams (served as the team adviser of 6 postgraduate students) - Rotman International Trading Competition (2014) at University of Toronto
  • Certificate of Achievement (with Floyd Newsum) - FinCapDev Competition (2013) in San Francisco
  • Teaching Excellence Award - City University of Hong Kong
  • Young Scholar Dissertation Award - Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Fellowship of Cambridge Commonwealth Trust - University of Cambridge
  • ECPR Scholarship for Essex Summer School in Social Science Data Analysis -  University of Essex