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Student Name HONG, Yurong
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Department FINA
Program Name PhD(FINA)
Current Year 3
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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; Insider Trading; Behavioral Finance;
Selected Publications

Working Papers:

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

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

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

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

3. Investor Choice and Pension Fund incentives 

4. Mutual Fund Disproportionate Portfolio Adjustment

Conference Presentations


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

2017 - FIRS, AsianFA, CFRIC, FMA Annual Meeting, HKUST  


2016 FMA Asia, 2016 & 2017FMA Annual Meeting, 2017 AsianFA, 2017 CFRI

Honors & Awards

HKUST Postgraduate Studentship, 2013 – Present

2015-2017 HKUST Research Travel Grant (x2)

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