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Fintech Seminar Series: Trading Intelligence with Analytics & Technology

The Fintech Seminar Series is jointly organized by the Tongyi Industrial Group Center for Electronic Commerce of HKUST, the Professional Risk Managers' International Association (PRMIA) and the MSc in Business Analytics Program, which aims to provide platform for professionals to faciliate the idea exchange, share the insights and have constructive discussion on different topics on new technology and innovation in financial industry.  

Fintech Seminar Series: Trading Intelligence with Analytics & Technology


November 23, 2017 (Thursday) 


Theater B & C, The Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce
22/F, United Centre, 95 Queensway, Hong Kong
(Admiralty MTR Exit D) [Map]


7:00 – 8:30pm (Registration starts at 6:30pm)

Program Rundown

6:30 - 7:00pm


7:00 - 7:45pm    

Is your backtest result achievable?

Dr. Alfred MA
Executive Director & Chief Investment Officer
CASH Algo Finance Group Limited

7:45 - 8:30pm

Analytics with Time Series Databases

Mr. Alan Cheung
Quantitative Strategist
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

About the Speakers

Dr. Alfred MA

Dr. Ma joined the CASH Group in 2013. He is responsible for algo trading development. He has extensive experience in the field of financial engineering. Dr. Ma holds a PhD degree in Operations Research specializing in financial engineering from the Columbia University, a Master of Philosophy Degree in Mathematics and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He has done extensive research in the area of quantitative finance. Many of his research papers were published in journals such as Journal of Computational Finance, the Journal of Asset Management, and the Journal of Trading. Dr. Ma has strong collaborative connection with academia including CUHK, HKU, HKUST, and Columbia University. 

Mr. Alan Cheung

Alan Cheung has solid experience in FinTech in top tier investment banks, versed in architecting low latency, high frequency algorithmic trading systems. He is currently a Quantitative Strategist in Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Prior to BAML, he worked in HSBC developing statistical backtesting engines and data analytics platforms. He also worked as a Senior Consultant for Morgan Stanley dealing with time series databases and time series analytics. Currently he lectures at HKUSPACE teaching Financial Time Series Analysis. Alan has a Masters in Mathematical & Computational Finance from the University of Oxford and a Bachelors in Mathematics with Statistics for Finance from Imperial College London.