Dr. Jiakai Chen is an Assistant Professor of Finance for the Shidler College of Business at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. His current research interests include the interbank lending market, shadow banking system, and real estate finance. Dr. Chen is a CFA and currently serves on the CFA Society Hawaii, overseeing the CFA program review. He also served as a member of the endowment committee at the Community Church of Honolulu. Dr. Chen received his Ph.D. in Finance and Real Estate from the University of California at Berkeley. Before that, Dr. Chen worked at the fixed income research group in Citigroup Investment Banking.