About the Author
Prof. Philip Cheng was the Chief Investment Officer at MetLife Taiwan, a wholly owned subsidiary of MetLife Inc., New York, the largest Life Insurance Company in the US, with approximately US$800 Billion in total assets under management (AUM).
Beginning in 1996, and during his 11 years as Chief Investment Officer, he was managing a diversified portfolio with total assets under management of approximately US$2 billion. He provided the leadership in setting up of investment policies and strategies to enhance portfolio yield; implementation of asset allocation strategies to increase return on equity; and the oversight and the implementation of risk management tools to achieve optimal return on capital.
Prior to joining MetLife, beginning in 1974, he was with JPMorgan-Chase for 21 years in international banking and investment. He was Vice-Presidents in areas of corporate lending, institutional investment banking and property lending activities in New York and major Asian cities.
He has taught at the Graduate School of City University of New York (Management Science) and Beijing University (Portfolio Management).
In the last few years, he has been an active conference speaker in Sydney, Hong Kong, Beijing, Seoul, Taipei, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore on global financial topics: Portfolio risk analysis, Diversification and global investments; Credit risk management; Trade financing ;Fixed income investments and markets, among others.
He received his undergraduate engineering degree from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minn. USA and his MBA in Finance (Cum Laude) from St. Louis University, St. Louis, Mo., USA.
Since 2007, he has also been appointed Adjunct Associate Professor of Finance at the University of Science and Technology in Hong Kong.