Dr. Liu is Professor of Accounting and Finance at Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB). Prior to CKGSB, he was tenured professor at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management. He earned his Ph.D. from Columbia Business School in 1999.
Academically, Dr. Liu is an internationally recognized expert on capital markets and investment analysis. A key feature of his research is a broad range and a tight connection between theory and practice. His research has been published in a number of leading international journals and has received wide recognition and citation. He is a recipient of the Outstanding Research Award from CKGSB, Eric E. Juline Research Award from the UCLA Anderson School and the Barclays Global Investors (BGI) Best Paper Award from the Review of Accounting Studies.
From the angle of practice, Dr. Liu’s research and teaching revolves around the general topic of value investing. He directs CKGSB’s Center for Investment Research, where students and analysts study economic trends at the macro, industry and company level for investment implications. This effort received wide attention from the investment community and the media. Dr. Liu is regularly invited to speak at public forums, write opinion pieces, and give interviews to business news outlets.
At CKGSB, Dr. Liu has played multiple roles for school building. He is the Chairman of the first democratically elected Faculty Executive Committee, former Chairman for the school’s alumni association and its development foundation. He oversees CKGSB’s flagship DBA program as well as its highly acclaimed accelerator for startup companies. From 2008 to 2015, he also guided the school’s finance, HR and IT functions.
Dr. Liu serves as a director on the boards of several large Chinese as well as international companies. He also consults widely on management and investment issues.
An Alumni of CKGSB, Greg is the current CEO and founder of Bankorus. This company is one of the leaders in China's financial technology industry and launched the first robo-advisor of China.
Prior to founding Bankorus, Greg worked for the Emerging Markets fund of MAN-GLG partners, one of the largest hedge funds in the world.
Before he moved to GLG, Greg worked on the Emerging Markets Principal Trading desk at Citi and at Private Wealth Management at Morgan Stanley in Hong Kong.
Greg has a B.A. in Philosophy and Modern Languages at Oxford University, studied Philosophy and Chinese Thought at Harvard University and has an MBA from the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business.
Mr. Johan de Wit is a Director & Vice President at Bank of Beijing Co., Ltd. and Chief Information Officer at Koninklijke Swets & Zeitlinger Holding NV.
Seasoned international financial services executive with almost 25 years of work experience in retail and direct banking, corporate and retail insurance and pensions. In 1989, Mr. de Wit started his career at ING in life insurance and asset management (corporate & retail). In 2007, De Wit moved to ING’s Direct and Retail banking division. After various commercial and management roles at Nationale Nederlande Corporate Pensions, De Wit left the Netherlands in 1997. He subsequently worked in Mexico (CFO AFORE Bital at Banco Bital), Chile (Commercial Director ING Life), back to the Netherlands (Project Manager restructuring Head Office), Japan (President/CEO ING Life, Chairman ING Mutual Funds), UK (CEO ING Direct UK), Turkey (Head of Retail ING Bank Turkey) and since 2013, he has held his current role at the Bank of Beijing.
Mr. de Wit is highly experienced in emerging markets, change management, performance improvement, retail distribution and internet banking.
He received his graduate degree from the University of Utrecht and an MBA from the University of Rochester.