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Kwun (Owen) Lau

Lecturer; Director of Equity Research, Oppenheimer & Co. Inc.

As Director of Equity Research at Oppenheimer & Co, Owen Lau conducts fundamental research, financial statement analysis, and due diligence of senior management to support investment recommendations. His coverage includes large-cap commercial and investment banks, private equity asset managers, and business development companies. He was part of the team recognized as the No. 1 and No. 2 stock pickers in Consumer Finance in 2015 and 2014 by StarMine.

Lau also had substantial international financial, risk management and operational experience with S&P Global, Barclays and HSBC.

Lau currently serves on the Board and is a member of the Finance Committee of Asian Americans for Equality (AAFE), a nonprofit organization committed to preserving affordable housing and providing new opportunities for diverse immigrant communities. In his role, Lau provides financial oversight and governance and advises the organization on strategic planning, financial statement analysis, and budgeting.

In addition, Owen is Treasurer and Board member of AAFE's Community Development Fund. Lau is also actively involved in and supported programs organized by Robin Hood Foundation, including Board Placement Program and best practice sharing on effective nonprofit board governance.

Lau holds the designation of Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma.

In his leisure time, he plays golf and table tennis.

Education

  • M.B.A., Columbia University
  • B.B.A., The Chinese University of Hong Kong.