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Michael Cheah

Clinical Associate Professor
Finance
Joined Fordham: 2013

Program Director, MS in Global Finance and Collaborative MS in Global Finance

General Information:
45 Columbus Avenue, Room 616 G
New York, NY 10023

Email: ycheah@fordham.edu

Biography

Michael Cheah has more than 30 years of market experience. Until recently, he was the executive vice president of Capital Position, one of the financial industry’s premier positioning, growth strategy, and global marketing firms. Before that, he worked as the senior vice president and senior portfolio manager responsible for all investment-grade fixed income portfolios at AIG SunAmerica Asset Management Corp. He also spent 17 years at the Monetary Authority of Singapore, where he was the head of the U.S. Bond Division, Markets, and Investment Department, and chief representative of the New York office. His responsibilities at the monetary authority included managing foreign-exchange reserves and overseeing external relationships with financial and government institutions in the United States.

Professor Cheah also has taught global finance and macroeconomics at New York University, where he was senior adviser for the private sector concentration. He received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the National University of Singapore and a master of science degree in management from London Business School, where he was a Sloan Fellow and a Monetary Authority of Singapore postgraduate scholarship recipient. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and financial risk manager.

Education

  • Master’s: London Business School, management
  • Bachelor’s: National University of Singapore, business administration

Certifications

  • Financial Risk Manager, 2001
  • Chartered Financial Analyst, 1988

Research Interests

  • Global financial markets
  • Macroeconomic policies