Securities and Exchange Commission names UD prof to appointment

University of Dayton finance professor Fukuo Albert Wang has been named a visiting scholar for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C., the school announced.

Wang begins his yearlong appointment Sept. 1 in the Division of Economic and Risk Analysis, the SEC’s “think tank” created to “help the commission approach complex matters in a fresh light.” The agency recruited Wang for his expertise in behavioral finance, market microstructure and systematic risk.

“This is an exciting time to join the SEC,” Wang said in a release.“The industry has changed so much. Just think about the way people trade stocks. It’s grown exponentially.”

Wang will be involved in rulemaking, with a focus on preventing future financial crises and the influence of new technologies.

“Today we have high-frequency trading, and the timeframe is not seconds; it’s not even milliseconds. It’s nanoseconds because computers are so fast,” he said in a release. “The volume of trading explodes, so what kind of rules should be implemented? This gives me an opportunity to look into not only what is the best practice now, but what will be the plan for financial markets in the future in the U.S. and the world.”