Wing Lam Cheung, RMFE 2019
Programme:
MSc Risk Management & Financial Engineering 2019
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Undergraduate education:

BSc Quantitative Finance, The University of Hong Kong

Job prior to studying at the Business School:

Analyst, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Job after studying at the Business School:

Resolution Office, Hong Kong Monetary Authority

MSc Risk Management & Financial Engineering 2019

Wing graduated from the Business School in 2019 and was named on the Dean's List after finishing in the top 10 per cent of his cohort. Wing enjoyed his experiences of living in London as well as the unique learning opportunities provided by some of the Business School corporate partnerships. After completing his programme, he returned home to Hong Kong where he is involved in international works and setting resolution strategies.

Your time at Imperial College Business School

Why did you choose to study your programme and why specifically at Imperial College Business School?  

I was privileged to study at Imperial College Business School on a scholarship. The Business School is young, vibrant and among the top in quantitative subjects such as risk and asset pricing. The Risk Management & Financial Engineering MSc is designed to allow students to pursue their own academic interests. 

What was the most learning point you took with you from the Business School?

The School has ample resources for study and research. In particular, I am grateful to the Imperial College Research Computing Service for the support and training courses in machine learning and high performance computing to facilitate the analysis in my thesis. I am also thankful to the Business School for providing unique experiences to learn from the Bank of England and the Central Bank of the UAE.

What advice would you give to a prospective student considering studying the same programme as you?

The programme is intensive, but there are also many great opportunities to explore on the campus as well as in London, so it is important to learn to prioritise and plan ahead.

What was the most surprising thing about the programme?

The School offers free resources when preparing CFA exam of all levels, which helps save time in the one-year programme.  

Tell us about your current job

How has your programme contributed to your career success? 

Risk management measures and macro-prudential policies have been evolving with London and the Bank of England being among the most advanced in experimenting new standards. The School has a close working connection with the Bank of England and risk management professionals and is a great place to learn about the latest developments in financial stability and systemic risk measures as well as the too-big-to-fail reforms.

Now back in Hong Kong, I am fortunate to have the opportunity to contribute to the resolution reforms, and be engaged in international works and setting resolution strategies for banks in my hometown.

Programme:
MSc Risk Management & Financial Engineering 2019
:
Undergraduate education:

BSc Quantitative Finance, The University of Hong Kong

Job prior to studying at the Business School:

Analyst, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Job after studying at the Business School:

Resolution Office, Hong Kong Monetary Authority