The CFA Institute Research Challenge is an annual global competition that provides university students with hands-on mentoring and intensive training in financial analysis and professional ethics. Each university-sponsored team is composed of five official members and is required to prepare an equity research report on the same subject company. There is a total of eleven tertiary institutions participated in the Hong Kong local level competition which is organized by the Hong Kong Society of Financial Analysts: Chinese University of Hong Kong Chu Hai College of Higher Education City University of Hong Kong Hang Seng University of Hong Kong Hong Kong… Read more...
The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong (HSUHK) encourages all academic staff to conduct research that meets the needs of the University as well as other stakeholders.  In this context, the University has been organizing different research seminars and workshops for the academic staff in hope of providing research and learning opportunities.  In 2019, the Department of Economics and Finance has organized a series of Public Research Seminar delivered by the University’s academic staff as well as distinguished external guests. Schedule of the seminars in AY2019/20 Snapshots of seminars   Prof. Roman Matousek (Standing)… Read more
The Economics and Finance Department (EAF) launched the first EAF Investment Competition in Semester one to promote students’ interests in investment and financial markets. A total of 18 teams participated and started their simulated trading and investing activities in early September. After 7 weeks of managing their investment portfolios, five teams with the highest rate of return were shortlisted for the finalist round in which teams were required to prepare a presentation to explain their investment strategies. Overall, we saw very impressive work. The five finalist teams demonstrated their hard work and well thought out strategies. It was really a… Read more...
Students from BBA Banking and Finance and Financial Analysis Programmes represented HSUHK to participate into the Personal Finance Ambassador Programme 2019-20 jointly organized by HKEX, The Investor and Financial Education Council and St. James’ Settlement. Among many teams coming from other local tertiary institutions, the team “HSUEPAY” formed by Lam Kai Tik, Li Yuet Kwan, Choy Chi Hei, Luk Kai Yan and Lau Hoi Yi were accepted as one of the successful teams in Oct 2019 after submitting a financial education project proposal to promote E-payment messages to the peers and gone through a competitive team interview. After receiving training… Read more...
The EAF department reached yet another milestone in the 2019/2020 academic year with a first-year intake of 63 students from mainland China. This intake surpasses that of past years and demonstrates the increased popularity of HSUHK in the mainland. To welcome the new students and to help them settle in a new environment, our department organized a social gathering for the students to mingle and meet faculty members. During the gathering, two of our faculty members, Dr. Alvin Ang and Dr. James Cheong who are coordinators for mainland student matters, shared information on various extracurricular activities (e.g. case competitions) available to enrich… Read more...
During the EAF Mid-Autumn Tea Gathering, Year 1 BBA-FA and BBA-FB students had their “first date” with their personal tutors. They enjoyed the mooncakes and other refreshments on that night. But more importantly, they had a pleasant time chatting with each other and also with their personal tutors! Through the ice-breaking games, they knew more about their personal tutors as well as their classmates. Some lucky ones got prizes too! The event ended with cheers and joy! Hope more students from different years will join similar events in the future.   Though this event has ended, the communications between personal tutors and tutees never come… Read more...
2 July 2019 Department of Economics and Finance launched the first Smart U-life Personal Finance Planning Competition from March to May 2019. The objective of this competition is to encourage high school students to learn and plan ahead well before starting their U-life and be the smart tertiary students in personal finance matters. High school students (on team basis) were invited to join the competition. 14 financial planning proposals submitted by 11 secondary schools were assessed by three professional judges: Mr Henry Chan, Centre Supervisor, TWGHs Healthy Budgeting Family Debt Counselling Centre Mr Peter Yau, Manager, Investor and Financial Education… Read more...
HSUHK, as one of the supporters for the Hong Kong Money Month 2019 (https://www.moneymonth.hk/en/hkmm-supporter/index.html) co-ordinated by the Investor and Financial Education Council (formerly Investor Education Centre) and supported by various stakeholders such as the Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority and the Securities and Futures Commission, held a financial literacy event for the senior students of local secondary schools on 8th March, 2019- Smart U-life Personal Finance Strategy Discussion Forum.  (https://www.moneymonth.hk/en/) Hosted by the Department of Economics and Finance, the Forum aimed to encourage high school students and freshmen of degree and sub-degree programmes to… Read more...

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