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A Theory of FinTech [Full] Event Code: 190618G1
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Date 18-Jun-2019
Time 5:45 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
Venue 14/F, BOC Group Life Assurance Tower, 136 Des Voeux Road Central, Hong Kong
Speaker(s) Prof. Steven Kou
Questrom Professor in Management and Professor of Finance
Boston University
Fee HKSFA Member(s) at HK$0.0/person
CFA Candidate(s) at HK$0.0/person
Guest(s) and Non-member(s) at HK$0.0/person
This seminar is qualified for 1 CPT hour(s), 1 CE hour(s), 1 RBV CPD hour(s)
Remarks *CFA Societies Global Passport Program Eligible 
# CFA Candidate(s) for Year 2018/19 only.
- Snacks and soft drinks will be provided.
- Language: English
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- CPT Attendance Certificate will ONLY be awarded to HKSFA members.


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Partnering with The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), we are proud to have Prof. Steven Kou, Questrom Professor in Management and Professor of Finance of Boston University to give our audience a brief overview of current academic research on Fintech by using tools from mathematics and statistics.

The topics to be discussed include:

  1. Designing stable coins: how to design stable cryptocurrency by using option pricing theory.
  2. P2P equity financing: how to design contracts suitable for a P2P equity financing platform with information asymmetry.
  3. Data privacy preservation: how to do econometrics based on the encrypted data while still preserving privacy.
  4. Crowd wisdom and prediction markets: how to use the collective opinion of a group to make predictions.
Programme:
5:45pm - 6:00pm   Registration & Networking
6:00pm - 7:00pm   Presentation & Q/A
7:00pm - 7:15pm   Networking Drinks

CPT Attendance Certificate will ONLY be awarded to HKSFA members.


About the Speaker



Prof. Steven Kou
Questrom Professor in Management and Professor of Finance
Boston University


Prof. Steven Kou is a Questrom Professor in Management and Professor of Finance at Boston University. Previously, he taught at National University of Singapore (from 2013 to 2018), Columbia University (from 1998 to 2014), University of Michigan (1996-1998), and Rutgers University (1995-1996). He teaches courses on FinTech and quantitative finance. Currently he is a co-area-editor for Operations Research and a co-editor for Digital Finance, and has served on editorial boards of many journals, such as Management Science, Mathematics of Operations Research, and Mathematical Finance. He is a fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics and won the Erlang Prize from INFORMS in 2002. Some of his research results have been incorporated into standard MBA textbooks and have implemented in commercial software packages and terminals, e.g. in Bloomberg Terminals. 



Rating - General
Material presented will be basic and of interest to a general audience having no background in the area.  




CFA Societies Global Passport Program



HKSFA has participated in the CFA Societies Global Passport Program which allows CFA society members to enjoy local society member rate at selected events like this luncheon.  Members of non-HKSFA CFA Institute societies qualify to attend this event at HKSFA member rates.  Please contact HKSFA at 
info@hksfa.org to register.