Faculty Member

Dr. Matthias Buehlmaier

Job Title

Principal Lecturer

Matthias Buehlmaier is a principal lecturer in finance and the BBA(IBGM) Programme Director at the University of Hong Kong (HKU).

Please visit his website www.buehlmaier.net for more comprehensive information.

He has been a visiting fellow at the University of Cambridge at Hughes Hall and Cambridge Judge Business School via the Doris Zimmern HKU-Cambridge Hughes Hall Fellowship.

His research appeared in the Review of Financial Studies (Oxford University Press) and is featured in the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation.

He is a winner of several research and teaching awards, three Faculty Outstanding Teaching Awards, the Hong Kong Asian Capital Markets Research Price from the HKSFA, and the Stephan Koren Prize, to name just a few.

The first university course worldwide (to the best of his knowledge) on the topic of text analytics and natural language processing in finance and fintech was taught by him from January to March in 2018.

He graduated with distinction from the Portfolio Management Programme at the ISK Research Institute for Capital Markets, Austria, where he managed a successful stock portfolio.

In addition to his academic endeavors, he is excited about staying in contact with industry practitioners, regulators, and policy makers. Feel free to reach out if you would like to discuss topics related to his interests listed below, e.g. in relation to teaching, research, speaking engagements, consulting, applied industry projects, collaboration, or other knowledge exchange activities with business, government, or the public.

Furthermore, if you are looking for great students for internships or placements, he would be pleased to connect you with HKU Business School students.

Academic & Professional Qualification
Ph.D. in Finance, Vienna Graduate School of Finance (WU Vienna), Austria
M.S. in Mathematics, Texas A&M University-College Station, USA
Vordiplom in Applied Mathematics (“Wirtschaftsmathematik”), Ulm University, Germany

See www.buehlmaier.net

Research Interest
Investment management and investment strategies with a focus on quantitative/quantamental and data-driven approaches
Asset pricing, market efficiency, and price discovery
Corporate finance, in particular mergers & acquisitions (M&A)
Financial market stability, financial “bubbles” and crises
Data science and big data in finance
Machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) in finance
Text analytics and natural language processing (NLP) in finance, e.g. textual analysis of financial media, social media, or company filings
Fintech and wealthtech
Selected Publications
Are Financial Constraints Priced? Evidence from Textual Analysis

Review of Financial Studies, 31 (2018): 2693-2728. (With Toni M. Whited)

Second Prize at CQAsia 2014 Academic Competition

Debt, Equity, and Information

Journal of Mathematical Economics, 50 (2014): 54-62.

Awards and Honours
See www.buehlmaier.net

Service to the University/ Community
See www.buehlmaier.net