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Christopher Lobello

Adjunct Faculty

LinkedIn Profile


  • Executive MBA, INSEAD (2013)
  • Bachelor of Science in Physics and Mathematics, Honors Program, Illinois Benedictine College, USA (May 1990)
  • Decision Making & Analytical Reasoning


Academic Experience

  • Adjunct Faculty at SP Jain School of Global Management
  • Guest lecturing for MBA courses at INSEAD 
  • Faculty at Executive education courses at INSEAD
  • International MBA (IMBA) program at Thammasat University in Bangkok, Thailand

Corporate Experience

  • Managing Director, Head of Business Strategy, Asianomics (January 2014 – March 2015)
  • Head of Equity Products, Asia Pacific Markit (May 2013 – December 2013)
  • Co-Head of Asia Pacific Research, Managing Director, Daiwa Capital Markets (April 2011 – November 2012)
  • Global Head of Quantitative Research, Hong Kong (January 2010 – January 2011) CLSA Asia Pacific Markets (January 2002 – January 2011)
  • Managing Director – Head of Research, CLSA/Calyon Japan (December 2008 – December 2009)
  • Head of Hong Kong/China Product, CLSA Hong Kong (August 2007 – November 2008)
  • Country Head, CLSA Securities Malaysia (August 2005 – July 2007)
  • Risk & Trading Strategist, CLSA, Hong Kong & Japan (January 2002 – July 2005)
  • Head of Regional Quantitative Research, Nomura International, Hong Kong (February 1999 -September 2001)


  • Speaker at a variety of industry conferences and internal meetings for companies including CLSA, Blackrock, Employees’ Provident Fund (of Malaysia), T Rowe Price, E-Funds

Research Activities

  • Cooperation with a number of faculty from different departments on projects and research, including work leading to publication, such as ‘Unpacking the Future: A Nudge’

Other Professional Activities

  • Visiting Fellow at INSEAD’s Center for Decision Making and Risk Analysis, engaging in research and academic study in behavioural topics as relates to finance
  • Member of several FTSE market advisory committees, including at various times deputy chair of both the Asia and country classification committees, chair of the industry classification committee, and member of the global policy group that advises and recommends on all major index issues
  • Board member for CQAsia, the Asian branch of the Chicago Quantitative Alliance (CQA). CQA is a select group of global market practitioners with a quantitative focus. There is a waiting list for the set number of positions and membership is by invitation only.
  • Judge for the Asian regional round of the Global Social Venture Competition run by the Haas School of Business (UC Berkeley) and Thammasat University’s IMBA Program.