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Chia Chun LO (Steve), Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Finance

Dr. Chia Chun (Steve) Lo joined MBSC as an Associate Professor of Finance after recently serving at the University of Macau as an assistant professor of finance. He is an expert in investment, portfolio management, asset pricing, financial modelling, and financial econometrics. He has published several articles in the leading finance journals such as Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, Journal of Forecasting, International Journal of Theoretical and Applied Finance, and International Journal of Financial Engineering and Risk Management. His research paper on the oil price dynamics was collected in the book entitled Global Energy Policy and Security (Springer) in 2013. Before joining the University of Macau, Dr. Lo worked more than five years in China, UK and Taiwan. He was the external head of quantitative research of Citic Futures Co. in China and a research associate at ABM Analytics in UK. Prior to this, he was the Asian Pacific operational manager of P&C Information Technology Macau and a quantitative analyst at Cambridge Systems Associates in UK. He began his career as an actuary and financial engineer at ShinKong Life Insurance in Taiwan in 2003.

Dr. Lo holds various professional designations, such as Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Financial Risk Manager (FRM). He has passed and completed all required exams and modules of Societies of Actuaries (SOA). He is pursuing the designation of Fellow of Societies of Actuaries (FSA). Due to his experience from the finance industry and his academic qualification, Dr. Lo was hired by the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) to design and write questions for both part one and part two FRM exams. They are offered solely in English, twice a year in May and November, at approximately 90 exam sites around the world.

Dr. Lo obtained a PhD degree in computational finance from the University of Essex(UK), a MSc degree in actuarial science from Boston University (US), and a MSc degree in financial engineering from National Chengchi University (Taiwan)