Dr Soon Young Chang


Dr Soon Young Chang

Dr. Chang is Senior Advisor to ICD (Investment Corporation of Dubai). He is also Founder and Chairman of Midas International Asset Management Company, which manages over US$ 10 billions. Dr. Chang is Distinguished Research Professor at George Washington University. He had been Professor of Financial Engineering at Hanyang University, Korea. He was also Visiting Professor at Shanghai Institute of International Finance, China and VIT (Vellore Institute of Technology), India.

Dr. Chang was a founding partner of Sentinel Advisor, New York based arbitrage fund. He has been actively involved in developing and applying several innovative financial products in the Asian markets. Among these products, the KOSPI (Korea Stock Price index)-Linked SEN (Synthetic Equity Note) was accredited as the first Korean equity derivative, and together with the KOSPI-Linked Cliquet warrant, both were awarded “Deal of the Year” by Asia Money and Finance in 1992 and 1993, respectively.

Dr. Chang has also served on the board of a number of international companies, such as Dubai World, Kerzner International, Inchcape Shipping Service and Brookfield Property Partners. Dr. Chang received his Master’s and Doctoral degrees from the George Washington University in the U.S. and has authored many books and articles on the subject of financial engineering.