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Student Name HONG, Yurong
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Department FINA
Program Name PhD(FINA)
Current Year 3
Email yhongaa@connect.ust.hk
Homepage https://sites.google.com/site/claireyuronghong/
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Qualifications 1. Ph.D. in Finance (expected 2018), HKUST
2. B.A. in Economics & Finance, 2009-2013, HKU
3. Exchange Student, 2011, University of Toronto
Research Interests Empirical Asset Pricing; Asset Management; Behavioral Finance; Insider Trading;
Selected Publications

Working Papers:

1. “Freedom of Choice in Pension Plans: Evidence From a Natural Experiment” (Job Market Paper)

Presented at: HKUST, CFRIC 2017

 

2. “The Information Content of Insider Sudden Silence”, with Frank Weikai Li

R&R, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis

Awards: 2016 FMA Asia/Pacific Conference CFA Institute Best paper award; 2017AsianFA Best Paper Award 

Presented at: FMA Asia 2016, CICF 2016*, AFA 2017 Poster session, FIRS 2017, AsianFA 2017, HKUST, Princeton*

 

3. Monthly "Earnings Announcements" and Stock Returns, with Jialin Yu

Awards: 2014 International Conference on Corporate Finance and Capital Market Best paper award

Presented at: ICCFCM 2014*, AFBC 2015*, HKUST, CUHK*, SAIF*

 

4. “Mutual Fund Disproportionate Portfolio Adjustment” 

Presented at: Whitebox Advisors Graduate Student Conference 2016 (Yale), FMA Doctoral Student Consortium 2016, FMA 2017 annual meeting, HKUST

(* indicates presentation by coauthor)

Conference Presentations

Presenstations:

2017 - FIRS, AsianFA, AFA Poster Session, FMA Annual Meeting, China Finance Review International Conference (CFRIC), HKUST  

2016 - FMA Asia, HKUST PhD workshop, Whitebox Advisors Graduate Student Conference (Yale), FMA Doctoral Students Consortium, HKUST 

Discussion:

2017 - AsianFA, FMA Annual Meeting, CFRIC

2016 - FMA Asia, FMA Annual Meeting

Honors & Awards

Dean's PhD Fellowship for Research Excellence, 2017-2018

Asian Finance Association Best Paper Award, 2017

AFA Student Travel Grant (USD 1150), 2017

FMA Asia/Pacific Conference CFA Institute Best paper award, 2016

International Conference on Corporate Finance and Capital Market Best Paper Award, 2014

HKUST Postgraduate Studentship, 2013 – Present

HKUST Research Travel Grant (x2), 2015-2017 

Kai Chong Tong Scholarships, 2011-12

Member of Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society, 2012

The University of Hong Kong Dean’s Honor List, 2010-2013

Other Activities

Teaching Experiences: 

Instructor, HKUST-NYU Stern MS in Global Finance (Executive Program), General Finance Preparation, 2016 & 2017, Average teaching rating: 81/100

T.A., HKUST-NYU Stern MS in Global Finance (Executive Program), Corporate Finance, 2016 & 2017 , Average teaching rating: 82/100

T.A., FINA5300 Advanced Derivatives Analysis, MSc in Financial Analysis, 2015 Spring

T.A., FINA5210 Equity Investment Management, MSc in Investment Management, 2015 Spring

T.A., FINA4502 Asset-Liability Portfolio Management, MSc in Investment Management, 2014 Fall