Faculty Profile

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Lee Kong Chian School of Business

THAM, Tze Minn Mandy

Full-time Faculty
Associate Professor of Finance (Education); Academic Director, Master of Science in Wealth Management; Sino Suisse Fellow

Education

2008 Ph.D. (Finance), University of Michigan                                                                                             
2006  M.A. (Applied Economics), University of Michigan                                                                              
2002 M.ENG. (EEE), National University of Singapore
1999 B.ENG. (EEE), National University of Singapore

Current Position(s) Held

1 Jul 2022 - present Associate Professor of Finance (Education)
Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University
1 Jul 2018 - 30 Jun 2022 Assistant Professor of Finance (Education)
Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University 
1 Apr 2021 - present Fellow of SMU Academy,
Singapore Management University

Other Professional Titles:

  • Specialist Adult Educator (Curriculum Development), SkillsFuture Singapore, Institute of Adult Learning (IAL) from 30 Nov 2020 – 30 Nov 2023

Awards, Recognition and Honors

  • CFA Best Paper Award, Asian Finance Conference, 2016
  • Teaching Execellence Award (Banking & Finance), Nanyang Business School, NTU, 2015
  • Nominee for NTU Business Teacher of the Year Award, 2015
  • Outstanding Paper Award, Conference on Asia-Pacific Financial Markets, 2015
  • Best Paper Award, The 23rd Securities and Financial Markets Conference, 2015
  • Winner of NTU Business Teacher of the Year Award, 2014
  • TCW Best Paper Award, China International Conference in Finance, 2011
  • Alumni-Alumnae Award, University of Michigan, 2007
  • Mitsui Life Award for outstanding academic performance, Mitsui Financial Center at Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, 2004 and 2005
  • Senior Tutorship Award, Nanyang Technological University, 2003-2007
  • Tan Kah Kee Postgraduate Scholarship, Tan Kah Kee Foundation (Singapore), 2000

Research Interests

  • Behavioural Finance
  • Investments
  • Wealth Management

Journal Articles (Refereed)

  1.  Peer effects in equity research, 2021.  Joint with Chishen Wei and Kenny Phua, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Accepted.  https://jfqa.org/2021/07/15/peer-effects-in-equity-research/
  2. Executive overconfidence and securities class actions, 2018. Joint with Suman Banerjee, Mark Humphery-Jenner and Vikram Nanda. Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, 53 (6), page 2685-2719.
  3. Are overconfident CEOs good leaders? Evidence from stakeholder commitments, 2018.  Joint with Chishen Wei and Kenny Phua. Journal of Financial Economics 127 (3), page 519-545
  4. Spillover Effects in Mutual Fund Companies, 2015. Joint with Clemens Sialm. Management Science 62 (5), page 1472-1486. 

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