Professor Kalok Chan is Dean of the College of Business and Chair Professor of Finance, City University of Hong Kong.
Prior to joining CityU in November 2023, Professor Chan was the Wei Lun Professor of Finance at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, serving as Dean of CUHK Business School from 2014 to 2019 and Chairman of the Department of Finance from 2021 to 2023.
Before that he worked as the Synergis-Geoffrey Yeh Professor of Finance at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, where he served as the Head of Finance Department (2003-2013) and Acting Dean of HKUST Business School (2013-14). He was the Founding Director of the HKUST-NYU Stern Joint Master in Global Finance programme. Prior to joining HKUST, he was an Associate Professor of Finance at Arizona State University.
Professor Chan obtained his BSSc in Economics from CUHK, and PhD in Finance from Ohio State University. As a leading scholar and a prominent researcher, he has published in numerous top ranked finance journals, and has been ranked as the top finance researcher in the Asia-Pacific region. His research interests focus on dynamics of asset prices, derivatives, market micro-structure, and international financial markets.
Active on several public bodies in Hong Kong, Professor Chan is a past President of the Asian Finance Association, and currently serves on a number of committees including the Human Capital Committee of HK Financial Services and Development Council, TraHK Supervisory Committee, Hong Kong Academy of Finance and HKIMR Council of Advisers for Applied Research.