• The University of Western Australia (M251), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Kam Fong (personal website:  Kam's personal website) became an Associate Professor of Finance at the UWA Business School in August 2019. He is also the PhD programme coordinator for the Department of Accounting and Finance and a member of the Business School Research Committee, Industry Sub-Committee, and Higher Degree in Research (HDR) Sub-Committee. His research interests include asset pricing, information dissemination and political uncertainty. Kam has published in leading finance journals, including two papers on asset pricing in the Journal of Financial Economics

  • Chan, K., and Marsh, T., (2022). Asset pricing on earnings announcement days. Journal of Financial Economics
  • Chan, K., and Marsh, T., (2021). Asset prices, midterm elections and political uncertainty. Journal of Financial Economics

Kam's research findings were frequently reported in the Wall Street Journal, Barron's, MorningStar, MarketWatch, and USA Today. As a testament to his research excellence, Kam received the 2022 UWA Business School Mid-Career Research Award.


Kam has supervised numerous Honours, Masters and PhD students, and all have been very successful in their respective careers.  More information about PhD recruitment for the department can be found in PhD recruitment website .


Kam received a Doctor of Philosophy in Finance from the University of Queensland. Before joining UWA, Kam taught at the University of Queensland (Australia) and the University of Auckland (NZ). He was also the Director of the UWA Rosemarie Nathanson Trading Room for Financial Markets. Kam was once an assistant vice president at the Risk Analytics Division of Singapore's United Overseas Bank (UOB) before entering academia. Also, he served as a consultant for a financial services technology firm.


Kam teaches Derivatives and Risk Management, Quantitative Methods and Python Programming in Finance at the UWA Business School. He was nominated by students for the Business School Teaching and Learning Award in 2021 and 2022.





Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Finance, PhD, University of Queensland


Award Date: 21 Apr 2006

Finance, MCom, Lincoln University


Award Date: 1 Feb 2002

Research expertise keywords

  • Asset pricing
  • Investment
  • News announcements
  • Capital markets
  • Financial econometrics


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