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Dr Woon Wong

Dr Woon Wong

Reader in Financial Economics

Cardiff Business School

+44 (0)29 2087 4900
E30, Aberconway Building, Colum Road, Cathays, Cardiff, CF10 3EU

My PhD research specialised in multivariate stochastic processes at University of Manchester. Since then I have researched and worked in investment, risk management, finance and economics. Professionally, I am a certified Financial Risk Manager and I have worked in the finance industry in the Far East. Prior to joining Cardiff Business School in 2013, I have held academic posts at University of Stirling (Scotland), University of West of England (England), and Tamkang University (Taiwan).

While I continue to write research papers in general finance and economics, my current interest is primarily in pension. In addition to academic working papers, I also contribute to the discussions on pension by publishing in Times Higher Education, Royal Economic Society Newsletter as well as Cardiff Business School blogs and other social media platforms. At present, I am

  • UCU’s elected alternate negotiator (on USS)
  • A member of UCU’s Superannuation Working Group
  • A member of USS’s Valuation and Methodology Discussion Forum
  • A member of Cardiff University’s USS Actuarial Valuation Technical Group

I teach Financial Economics of Pensions (BST160) and Investment & Electronic Trading (BST277). I am Director of Trading Room Operations and Development.


  • Certified Financial Risk Manager (2004)
  • PhD from University of Manchester (1993)

Professional memberships

  • Global Association of Risk Professionals









Teaching commitments

  • Investment and Electronic Trading (MSc) : module leader
  • Principles of Finance (MSc) : module leader

Research interests

  • Financial markets
  • Applied econometrics
  • Risk management
  • Investment management

PhD supervision research interests

  • Applied econometrics
  • Financial markets
  • Investment management
  • Risk management