Jim Liew

Jim Kyung-Soo Liew, PhD

Associate Professor of Practice
Academic AreaFinance
Academic AreaInnovation & Entrepreneurship
Areas of InterestBig Data Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Advance Hedge Fund Strategies, Leading Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Dr. Jim Kyung-Soo Liew is an Associate Professor of Finance at Johns Hopkins Carey Business School and revels in pushing the boundaries of financial knowledge and product development both as an academic and FinTech entrepreneur. He has published pioneering research in the intersection of social media big data, blockchain, and financial markets.

He currently teaches "Big Data Machine Learning AI," "Crypto-Currencies and Blockchain,” “Advanced Hedge Fund Strategies," and "Leading Entrepreneurship and Innovation" at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. Additionally, he serves as the Chairman of the Johns Hopkins Innovation Factory and has received the Dean’s Award for Faculty Excellence 2015-2019. He is on the Editorial Board of The Journal of the British Blockchain Association, Journal of Alternative Investments and the Journal of Portfolio Management where he co-authored the most read Invited Editorial "iGDP?".

About SoKat Consulting, LLC  - SBA 8(a) Certified

Dr. Liew co-founded SoKat Consulting, LLC. SoKat creates award-winning, world-class Machine Learning / AI and Blockchain products and services primarily servicing institutional investors, government agencies, academic institutions and select-startups. SoKat unlocks the hidden value of data through thoughtful and creative solutions, comprising of actionable business intelligence, transparent data analytics, bold predictive models, and next-generation investment products.

Previously, Dr. Liew has been with the Carlyle Asset Management Group, Campbell and Company, and Morgan Stanley. He holds a BA in Mathematics from the University of Chicago and a Ph.D. in Finance from Columbia University.

He currently resides just outside of Baltimore with his wife and two daughters, whom he hopes to raise as next generation disruptors.

Education

  • Ph.D., Finance and Economics, Columbia Business School
  • M.Phil., Finance and Economics, Columbia Business School
  • B.A., Mathematics, University of Chicago

Research

Selected publications
Working papers

Teaching

Current
  • Big Data Machine Learning
  • Wealth Management
  • Entrepreneurial Finance
  • Cryptos and Blockchain
Previous
  • Advanced Hedge Funds
  • Corporate Finance
  • Derivatives
  • Fixed Income

Honors and distinctions

Editorial positions on Journal of Portfolio Management, Journal of Financial Data Science, Journal of Alternative Investments, British Blockchain Association 

Impact and engagement

Business

SoKat Consulting, LLC
HealthReel, Inc

Policy
  • Active Member ACT-IAC
Community
  • EO DC Board Member