Henry Hu

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Henry Hu
Occupation Director, Division of Risk, Strategy and Financial Innovation
Employer Securities Exchange Commission
Website www.sec.gov

Henry T. C. Hu is the director of the Securities Exchange Commission’s new division of risk, strategy and financial innovation.[1]

A University of Texas School of Law Professor, Hu was named director of the new division on September 16. [2]

Background

Hu holds the Allan Shivers Chair in the Law of Banking and Finance at the University of Texas Law School. He has written on asset allocation, the regulation of banks, derivatives, hedge funds, and mutual funds, corporate governance, financial rationality and sophistication, the global "competitiveness" of U.S. derivatives markets, model risk, risk management, swaps and other financial innovations, time diversification, and Warren Buffett.

Hu was also the lead author on a series of articles on the "decoupling" of debt and equity, its impact on corporate and debt governance and world systemic risk, and possible disclosure and substantive responses. This research was the subject of a front-page story in the Wall Street Journal and stories in the Economist, Financial Times and the New York Times.[3]

Education

Hu holds a bachelor's degree in molecular biophysics and biochemistry, a master's degree in economics and a juris doctor degree, all from Yale University.

References

  1. SEC Wants Authority to Gather Real-Time Data on Swaps. Securities Industry News.
  2. Law Professor Henry Hu Named First Director of SEC's New Division of Risk, Strategy, and Financial Innovation. University of Texas at Austin.
  3. Law Professor Henry Hu Named First Director of SEC's New Division of Risk, Strategy, and Financial Innovation. University of Texas at Austin.