Dr. Michael Ha



Associate Professor of Financial Engineering & Actuarial Science



PhD – Business Administration, Bulacan State University, Philippines

LLM – International Corporate and Financial Law, University of Wolverhampton, UK

M.Math – Actuarial Science, University of Waterloo, Canada

B.Eng – Electrical Engineering, Mathematics & Statistics, McGill University, Canada


Professional Affiliation:

FSA, Fellow of the Society of Actuaries

MAAA, Member of the American Academy of Actuaries

CFA, Chartered Financial Analyst charterholder

FRM, Certified Financial Risk Manager

PRM, Professional Risk Manager

CPA (Australia), Certified Practising Accountant


Research & Teaching:

Financial Risk Management

Alternative Investments, ALM, Audit/Compliance, Basel III, Capital Allocation, Commodities, Consulting, Corporate Risk (Non-Financial), Country / Political Risk, Credit Risk, Currency/FX Risk, Derivatives, Energy Risk, Enterprise Risk Management, Financial Engineering, Insurance, IT, Market Risk, Operational Risk, Traditional Asset Management, RAROC/RORAC/RAPM, Software Applications, Trading/Capital Markets, Training Courses, VaR, Mortgage/Prepayment Risk, Government/Public Sector Risk, Medical/Biological Risk, Emerging Markets, ABS/Securitization, Equities, Financial Risk, Fixed Income, Pension Risk, Integration of Risk Measures, Weather Risk, Environmental Risk Management


Applied Finance & Fundamental Analysis

Sequential Compound Option Pricing & Sensitivity Analysis, Graph Theory Application in Finance, Quantitative Methods, Portfolio Management for Institutional Investors, Portfolio Management for Individual Investors, Dynamic Asset Allocation, Economic Concepts for Asset Valuation in Portfolio Management, Equity Portfolio Management, Capital Market Expectations in Portfolio Management, Management of Passive and Active Fixed-Income Portfolios, Portfolio Management of Global Bonds and Fixed-Income Derivatives, Derivatives, Alternative Investments for Portfolio Management, Financial Risk Management, Risk Management Applications of Derivatives, Execution of Portfolio Decisions: Monitoring and Rebalancing, Investment Performance Evaluation and Attribution, Global Investment Performance Standards, Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct, Behavioral Finance, Private Wealth Management, Financial Reporting and Analysis, Corporate Finance, Corporate Governance

Actuarial Science

Social Insurance & Public Finance, Pension Mathematics and Pension Investment, Life & Health, Long-Term Care Insurance, Insurance Product Design and Development, Marketing & Distribution, Reinsurance, Actuarial Financial Reporting, Actuarial, Education & Research, Law & Taxation, Investment, Property and Liability Insurance


Technical Analysis

Elliott Wave Principles, Fibonacci Analysis, Bollinger Bands, Japanese Candlesticks, Gann Geometry, Drummond Geometry, Fractal Geometry



Michael Ha has held a number of positions in the disciplines of financial actuarial mathematics and financial risk management in both the academic and industrial sectors. Previously, he was the Founding Director of the MSc Financial Mathematics programme at XJTLU and Visiting Professor at SKEMA Business School.


In the finance industry, Michael was Vice President of Strategic Business Initiatives Unit at ING Insurance, a Dutch finance group in its Taiwan life insurance subsidiary. He was Finance Director and Product Development Director of CUNA, a US mutual insurance group, working in its Greater China operation. In the insurance industry, Michael worked at Metropolitan Life, Buck Consultants, New York Life, Manulife, AIG, CIGNA, CUNA and ING in Canada, USA, Hong Kong, Korea, Japan, Indonesia, India, China, Taiwan, Australia, New Zealand and Thailand on actuarial valuation, product development, pricing, Asset & Liability Management, Dynamic Solvency Testing, Asset Allocation, Performance Attribution, Performance Measurement, Investment Manager Selection, Custodian Selection, Bancassurance and Alternative Distribution.


Michael worked in the financial risk management industry at MSCI-Barra and Quantshop focusing on business strategic planning, portfolio construction and quant technique consultation. His clients included governments, regulatory bodies, insurance companies, asset & fund management companies, investment trusts, securities & futures groups, banks and research institutes.

Dr. Ha is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (USA), a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries, a Chartered Financial Analyst charterholder of the Association for Investment Management and Research, a Certified Financial Risk Manager of the Global Association of Risk Professionals, a Professional Risk Manager of the Professional Risk Managers’ International Association and a Certified Practising Accountant of CPA Australia. He received a Bachelor of Engineering majoring in Electrical Engineering with a minor in Mathematics and Statistics from McGill University and a Master’s of Mathematics in Actuarial Science from the University of Waterloo. Michael also did graduate coursework in the MBA program at The College of Insurance. He received a Ph.D. in Business Administration from Bulacan State University and a LLM in International Corporate and Financial Law from the University of Wolverhampton.



Contact Information

Office Room QA208

Office Phone 0756-383-5190



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