DBA in Finance (Louisiana Tech University)
MBA in General (Northeast Louisiana University)
DIP in Business Administration (H.K. Shue Yan College)
Dr S H Ho Professor of Banking and Finance
Director of Research Centre for ESG
Director of Research Institute for Business
The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong Department of Economics and Finance
Tel : (852) 3963 5029 Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Professor Cheng is a Dr. S H Ho Professor of Banking and Finance at the Hang Seng University of Hong Kong. He is a member of the Investment Committee of the Hospital Authority Provident Fund Scheme in which he leads the effort in promoting ESG integration for an investment portfolio of about USD 8.74bil (as of March 2020). Dr. Cheng actively engages in ESG and green finance research. In addition to publishing on Green Bond, he received various research donation and grants related to ESG and financial services for a total exceeding HKD8mil. He is also a coauthor of a book chapter titled “Fintech Unicorns” in The Palgrave Handbook of Fintech and Blockchain, 2021.
Dr. Cheng is a member (Business Studies) of the Assessment Panel for Competitive Research Funding Schemes for the Local Self-financing Degree Sector (APSF) under the Research Grants Council (RGC). He was also a member of the Business Studies Panel (Joint Research Schemes) for the RGC. He served as a member of the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal Panel, Council member and a Trustee of the Pension Fund of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He is currently a member of the Examination Board of The Institute of Financial Planners of Hong Kong (IFPHK).
Professor Cheng graduated with a DBA in Finance from Louisiana Tech University in 1989. He has been a CFPCM certificant since 2001. Before joining Hang Seng University, he was Professor of Finance and Director of Economic Sustainability and Entrepreneurial finance at PolyU. From 1989 to 1998, he was an Assistant Professor and then Associate Professor at Murray State University in Kentucky. In 2003, he served as the HSBC Fellow at the University of Exeter in UK. Moreover, he has more than 90 articles published in research journals including the Journal of Finance. Professor Cheng is an author of Fundamentals of Financial Planning, and the lead author of Financial Planning and Wealth Management: An International Perspective, both by McGrawHill.
Professor Cheng served as a project consultant for various organizations including United Nations, Bank of China (HK) Private Banking, Investor Education Centre (IEC), Securities and Futures Commission (SFC), Mandatory Provident Fund Scheme Authority (MPFA), Value Partners, Agricultural Bank of China (HK) Private Banking, Bank Consortium Trust Hong Kong, Fubon Bank, Hong Kong Exchanges (HKEx), Charles Schwab (US), Tai Fook Securities, and Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute (HKSI).
Research and Teaching Interests
Teaching: Wealth Management
Research: ESG and Green Finance, Behavioral Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions, IPOs
Intellectual Contributions (Publications, Conferences, Books, Book Chapters, etc.)
Publications (Recent 3 years):
“Interactive effects of brand reputation and ESG on green bond issues: A sustainable development perspective”, Louis T.W. Cheng, David Broadstock and Piyush Sharma, Business Strategy and The Environment, forthcoming.
“Investor relations under short-selling pressure Evidence from strategic signaling by company site visits” Xiaoxu Ling, Siyuan, Yan, Louis T.W Cheng, Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, 2022, https://doi.org/10.1111/jbfa.12592
“The effects of Work-integrated Education and International Study Exchange experience on academic outcomes”, Louis T.W. Cheng,A. Armatas, and Jacqueline Wenjie Wang, Journal of Teaching in International Business, vol 31, 2021, pp.135-153.
“Exploring the dark side of third-party certification effect in B2B relationships: A professional financial services perspective”, Louis T.W. Cheng, Piyush Sharma, Jianfu Shen and Allen C. C. Ng, Journal of Business Research, vol. 127, April 2021, pp.123-136.
“Equity ownership and corporate transparency: International evidence”, Louis T.W. Cheng and Jacqueline Wenjie Wang, International Review of Economics & Finance, March 2021, doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.iref.2021.03.005.
“The role of ESG performance during times of financial crisis: Evidence from COVID-19 in China”, Louis T.W. Cheng, David C. Broadstock, Kalok Chan and Xiaowei Wang, Finance Research Letters, 38, January 2021, 101716.
“Impact of Political Connections on Chinese Export Firms’ Performance – Lessons for Other Emerging Markets”, Piyush Sharma, Louis T.W. Cheng and T.Y. Leung, Journal of Business Research, vol. 106, January 2020, pp.24-34.
“The impact of diversity, prior academic achievement and goal orientation on learning performance in group capstone projects”, Louis T.W. Cheng, A. Armatas, and Jacqueline Wenjie Wang, Higher Education Research & Development, vol. 39 (5), 2020, pp.913-925.
“The Signaling Cost of Hiring a Large Auditor: Evidence from the Fee Differential between Large and Small Auditors”, Michael K. Fung, Louis T.W. Cheng and T. Y. Leung, International Journal of Monetary Economics and Finance, vol. 12, July 2019, pp.196-211.
Non-Refereed Publications (Selective):
A book chapter titled “Fintech Unicorns” in The Palgrave Handbook of Fintech and Blockchain, co-authored with David Broadstock and Jack Poon, Palgrave Macmillan, Chapter 6, pp.109-170, 2021.
A book chapter titled “Understanding Green Bond Challenges: A Stakeholders’ Perspective” Green Finance, Sustainable Development and The Belt and Road Initiative, co-authored with David Broadstock and Tiantian Wang, Routledge, 2020.
Financial Management, 2ed, Louis Cheng, Pearson, 2015.
Basics of Personal Financial Management, 2ed, Louis Cheng, Pearson, 2014.
Financial Planning and Wealth Management: An International Perspective, co-authored with Yan Leung and Y.H. Wong, McGraw-hill, 2009.
Paper Presentations (Recent 3 years):
“The role of ESG performance during times of financial crisis: Evidence from COVID-19 in China”, Louis T.W. Cheng, David C. Broadstock, Kalok Chan, and Xiaowei Wang, PRI Academic Week, October 5, 2020 (online presentation).
“Controlling Shareholder’s Stock Pledge, Agency Problem and Corporate Acquisitions.”, Siyuan Yan, Xiaoxu Ling, and Louis T.W. Cheng, AAA 2020 Annual Meeting, August 12, 2020 (online presentation).
“Controlling Shareholder’s Stock Pledge, Agency Problem and Bad Acquisitions”, Siyuan Yan, Xiaoxu Ling, and Louis T.W. Cheng, AAA 2020 Mid-Atlantic Region Meeting, May 7, 2020 (online presentation).
“Underwriter Efforts, Marketing Effects, and Financial Performance of Chinese IPOs”, Siyuan Yan and Louis T.W. Cheng accepted for presentation at American Marketing Association (AMA) Academic Winter Conference 2020, San Diego, USA, February 2020.
“Does Work-integrated Education (WIE) enhance learning outcomes for participants in group capstone projects?”, Louis T.W. Cheng, Jacqueline Wenjie Wang and C.A. Armatas presented at The Asian Conference on Education (ACE) 2019, Tokyo, Japan, October 2019.
Research Grants and Awards
Team Leader, RGC Institutional Development Scheme (IDS) grant, Funding: $4,095,000, Title: Establishing a Research Infrastructure for ESG Intelligence: A Multi-Stakeholder Perspective, HSUHK, 2022-2024.
PI, Donation grant from The S. H. Ho Foundation Ltd, Funding: $1,577,883, Title: Overcoming Challenges of Banking Services for the Next Decade: Sustainable Lending and Digital Banking, HSUHK, 2021-2023. Received UGC Marching Grant Scheme with the amount $1,341,200.
Faculty Award for Outstanding Performance (Teaching) in 2018/2019 at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
PI, CEDB PASS Grant, PT: $1,018,490, Title: Educating Accounting Professionals on How to Adopt Green Finance in Capital Projects, PolyU, 2019-2021.
Business and Professional Engagement (including membership)
Member of the Assessment Panel for Competitive Research Funding Schemes for the Local Self-financing Degree Sector (SF sector) under the Research Grants Council, 1 March, 2022 – 29 February, 2024.
Member of the Investment Committee of the Hospital Authority Provident Fund Scheme
Chairman of the Advisory Board of Hong Kong Investor Relations Association (HKIRA)
Member of the Examination Board of the Institute of Financial Planners of Hong Kong (IFPHK)
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