Xin CHANG (Simba)










Financial Wisdom

My Best Pieces of Work




Short Biography


Xin CHANG is currently a Professor of Finance at Nanyang Business School of Nanyang Technological University (NTU).  He is also the Associate Dean (Research) overseeing research issues and programs at Nanyang Business School.


From 2015 to 2017, he was a University Senior Lecturer in Finance and then tenured University Reader in Financial Economics at Cambridge Judge Business School of the University of CambridgeAt the University of Cambridge, he was also a J M Keynes Fellow in Financial Economics, a Fellow of Darwin College, and a Research Fellow of Cambridge Endowment for Research in Finance. From 2004 to 2008, he was a Lecturer and then tenured Senior Lecturer in Finance at the University of Melbourne in Australia. 


He specializes in corporate finance, especially capital structure, innovation, corporate social responsibility, mergers and acquisitions, and equity valuation. He has been teaching various finance courses to Undergraduates, Honours, Masters, and PhDs at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the University of Melbourne, Nanyang Technological University, and the University of Cambridge.   


Xin was awarded Dean's award of Research Excellence in 2006 and Dean's certificate for Excellence in Teaching for 2007 at University of Melbourne.  At NTU, he was the researcher of the year for the Division of Banking and Finance in 2009, the MBA Teacher of the Year in 2011, and the Teacher of the year for the Division of Banking and Finance in 2013.  He also won Peter Brownell Award for best publication in Accounting and Finance 2007, the best paper awards at the 16th SFM conference in 2008, the 19th SFM conference in 2011, and the 4th World Business Ethics Forum in 2012.  He is also the award winner for Best Professor in Financial Managementin the third Asias Best B-School Awards in 2012.  In 2013, he received TCFA's (The Chinese Finance Association) best paper award on corporate finance. 


He earned a Ph.D in Finance in 2004 from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST).  His educational background also includes a Master of Philosophy  in Money and Banking from the Graduate School of People's Bank of China and a Bachelor of Engineering in Management Information Systems from Tsinghua University of China.


Xin has an informal name - "Simba" since he is fond of big cats, especially lions.  His main interests are soccer, music, and entertaining his boys.  In his free time, he enjoys very much doing research on Corporate Finance.



Contact Information

Professor Xin CHANG (Simba)

Division of Banking & Finance 

Nanyang Business School 

Nanyang Technological University
S3-B1A-17, Nanyang Avenue

Singapore 639798 

Tel: (65) 6790-4807

Fax: (65) 6791-3697


Personal Website:



free web counter














Locations of visitors to this page