Heng Z. Chen

Education Background

Heng received his MS degree from University of California at Davis in 1988 and PhD degree from the Ohio State University in 1992, majored in econometrics and environmental economics.

Financial Services Industry Experience:

For more than 20 years, Heng worked for several US and multi-national bank holding companies such as American Express (AXP), Discover Financial Services (DFS), GE Capital, and Hong Kong Shang Hai Banking Corporation (HSBC). Heng has a broad understanding of the end to end financial risk management process from marketing acquisitions, credit authorizations, account management, and loss recovery. Heng’s experience in the risk modeling and predictive analytics includes PD, LGD, EAD, Loss Forecasting for CCAR and EC for the retail and commercial financial businesses.

Academic Experience:

Heng began his professional career in 1993 at Michigan State University. His research was focused on the econometric models for environmental and natural resources valuation. Over the previous few years, Heng also teaches a graduate class called Predictive Analytics for Credit Risk Management at Northwestern University. He is interested in the improvement of econometric modelling techniques and their applications in financial services industry in the areas such as PD, EAD, LGD, Economic Capital, and Loss Forecasting. Heng published in several peer reviewed journals including Journal of Econometrics, American Journal of Agricultural Econometrics and Journal of Credit Risk, and contributed to academic books.

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