|Prof Ho Kim Wai is the Associate Dean (Research) and Associate Professor of Banking and Finance at the Nanyang Business School. He has held other positions at NTU, including being the founding Director of the MSc (Financial Engineering) Programme, the Director of the Nanyang MBA (Banking and Finance) programme and a member of the Nanyang MBA Advisory Committee. Prof Ho’s teaching and research interests are in corporate finance, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, financial modelling and business valuation. He conducts executive education programmes in these areas for multinational companies, banks and government organisations.
Prior to joining NTU in 1989, Prof Ho was the Financial Controller and Company Secretary of a publicly listed multinational corporation. Before that, he had several years of audit experience in Big Eight (now Big Four) international accounting firms in London and Singapore.
Prof Ho graduated with a First Class Honours degree in BSc (Mechanical Engineering) from Imperial College. He then qualified as a Chartered Accountant in England and Wales, and later obtained a Master of Finance from RMIT University, Australia and a PhD in Finance from NTU. He is a Fellow of both the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and the Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Singapore.
Prof Ho was conferred the Public Service Medal Award (PBM) in August 2005.
- Research in Corporate Governance, Accounting Quality and Corporate Financial Policies
- Chong Beng Soon, Ho Kim Wai. (2007). Lockup and Voluntary Earnings Forecast Disclosure in IPOs. Financial Management, 36(3), 63-80.
- Ho Kim Wai, Chen Sheng-Syan, Ik Kueh Hwa. (2005). The wealth effect of new product introductions on industry rivals. Journal of Business, 78, 969-996.
- Ho Kim Wai, Chen Sheng-Syan, Lee Cheng-few, Keshab Man Shrestha. (2004). Nonlinear models in corporate finance research: Review, critique, and extensions. Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, 22, 141-169.
- Ho Kim Wai, Chen Sheng-Syan, Ik Kueh Hwa, Lee Cheng-few. (2002). How does strategic competition affect firm values? A study of new product announcements. Financial Management, 31, 67-84.
- Chen Sheng Syan, Ho Kim Wai, Lee Cheng-few, Yeo Hian Heng, Gillian. (2002). Long-run Stock Performance of Equity-Issuing Firms: The Case of Private Placements in Singapore. Review of Pacific Basin Financial Markets and Policies, 5(3), 417-438.