Topic: Fintech in Algo Trading and Asset Management
Date: 7 December 2022 (Wed)
Time: 4:30 - 5:30p.m.
Venue: Emerald Room, CUHK Business School Town Centre
(Unit B, 1/F, Bank of America Tower, 12 Harcourt Road, Central, Hong Kong)
Fee: Free Registration
Dr. Alfred MA - Managing Director, CASH Algo Finance Group
Prof. CK Chan - Programme Director, MSc FinTech, Faculty of Engineering
Professor of Practice in FinTech
Secretary, CUHK Engineering FinTech Applied Research (CEFAR) Academy
In this talk, the speaker will share the future outlook of algo trading in Hong Kong from a perspective of a FinTech company focusing on algo trading for years. In particular, Dr Alfred Ma will share his point of view on how easy/difficult a retail investor can deploy their only algo trading strategies and what the implications would be accordingly. Some differences between algo trading at the retail level and institutional level will also be discussed. Academic research as well as his experience in algo trading started from 2009 will be shared.
Dr. Alfred MA
Dr. Alfred MA is a FinTech practitioner and researcher. He holds a PhD in Operations Research from Columbia University, and an MPhil and BSc in Mathematics from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is a CFA charter holder, Professional Risk Manager (PRM), Associate of Society of Actuaries (ASA), and Chartered Engineer (CEng). He has more than 5 years of full-time and part-time teaching experience in quantitative finance area in the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, City University of Hong Kong and Lingnan University. He has published more than 20 articles in peer-reviewed journals including Journal of Computational Finance, Journal of Financial Data Science, and Journal of Trading.
Alfred is now a managing director in CASH Algo Finance Group (CAFG) which started the first algo trading strategy in 2009 and officially entered the FinTech space at HKSTP in 2016. CAFG obtained the various FinTech awards including Fintech of the year 2018 (start up) by etnet. It managed funds both in Hong Kong and China. CAFG has also been training new algo trading strategists in Hong Kong and organized two times inter-university algo trading competition with participants from top universities in both Hong Kong and China including Peking University, Tsinghua University, and Fudan University.