Samuel Chong

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Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Getafe (Madrid), Spain
Oct. 2000 - Aug. 2001
M.A., Financial Analysis
Economics of Organizations; Financial Analysis; Financial Economics; Statistics and Quantitative Methods; Corporate Finance; Econometrics and Time Series Analysis; Financial Institutions; Fixed Income Securities and Derivatives; International Accounting and Finance; Financial Markets and Banking; Insurance Markets; Risk Management
"The Japanese Banking Crisis and Its Policy Responses"

London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK
Sep. 1999 - Jun. 2000
General Course, Economic History
The Internationalization of Economic Growth, 1870 to the Present Day; Latin America and the International Economy; Financial Markets, Investment and Economic Development in Britain, Germany and the United States after 1870; Africa and the World Economy
University of California, Berkeley, California, USA
Aug. 1997 - Jun. 1999
Bachelor of Arts in Economics 

Pasadena City College, California, USA
Aug. 2002 - May 2003
American Bar Association approved paralegal program
Kyu Eikan Japanese Language Learning Center, Beijing, China
Sep. 2001 - Feb. 2002
Japanese Languages Courses, beginner level
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Getafe (Madrid), Spain
Jan. 2001 - Mar. 2001
Certificate: "Doing Business With Latin America"
WORK EXPERIENCE, Abacus Consulting Services, Inc.
Jul. 2001 - Present
Managing Director
* Researched and analyzed macroeconomic and financial trends, stock market movements and currency fluctuations for editorial articles
* Analyzed and wrote articles for economic, financial, and political changes for China, the United States, and countries in Latin America
* Researched individual companies for articles about China, the United States, etc.
* Incorporated Abacus Consulting Services, Inc.
* Responsible for building the English version of web site.

Harry J. Liu & Associates, California, USA
Jun. 2002 - August 2003
* Researched and analyzed law sources such as statutes, recorded judicial decisions, legal articles, and legal codes to prepare documents
* Drafted legal documents such as briefs, pleadings, initial and amended articles of incorporation, stock certificates, buy-sell agreements, contracts, summons, and complaints.
* Investigated facts and law of case to determine causes of action and to prepare case accordingly
* Filed pleadings with court clerks
* Served summons and complaints to defendants
* Helped to direct and coordinate activities of law office employees
The Industrial Bank of Japan, Beijing Branch
Oct. 2001-Feb. 2002
Risk Analyst, Business Department
* Assessed the strategic, operational, and financial risk of clients in various industries including petrochemical, manufacturing, retail, high technology, public infrastructure, and financial institutions.
* Planned and conducted interviews, developed potential customers, performed business reviews by interviewing key client personnel, documenting workflows, and conducting risk analysis by analyzing financial data and using Monte Carlo simulation
* Reviewed contracts of commercial and syndication loan projects through consulting with legal councils, bank's management level, and client.
* Clients included: British Petroleum, Sony, Fanuc (Beijing), SINOPEC, LG Chemical, NTT Data, PEC Leasing
Orient Trend Investment Consulting Company Ltd.
Aug. 2001-Oct. 2001
Analyst, Market Research Department  
* Analyzed and presented buy/hold/sell recommendations for listed companies in Shanghai and Shenzhen stock exchanges to clients using fundamental and technical analysis
* Initiated "Thai Stock Investments for Chinese Investors" project with the collaboration of local financial institution
* Interviewed weekly by Financial Review Program of China Central Television for domestic market commentaries and Chinese stock market reform issues, and worked as a script writer for weekly international market summaries and updates

Business Watch Magazine
Sep. 2001 - Present
* Drafted monthly columns on investment trends and emerging markets
* Expanded the magazine's partnership into the United States and Europe through cooperating with Project Syndication. Readership increased by 35%.
* Interviewed renowned international investors including Jim Rogers, co-founder of Quantum Fund, and Kyu Eikan
London School of Economics Investment Society
Sep. 1999 - May 2000
Senior Analyst, Natural Resource Group
* Engaged and supervised group members weekly to research and analyze financial statements of listed companies in Great Britain and the United States
* Led group discussion and presentation on investment ideas
* Received 50% return on investments, achieving the highest return of the entire investment society
Sinotrust Business Risk Management
Jun. 1999 - Aug. 1999
Risk Analyst - Intern
* Assessed financial risks of Chinese companies in various industries using quantitative analysis
* Investigated questionable companies with the collaboration of governmental agencies
* Translated documents from Chinese to English when necessary

* Languages: Multilingual in English, Chinese (Mandarin), and Spanish. Knowledgeable in Japanese
* Computer Programs: Microsoft Office, Internet, Visual BASIC, dBASE, HTML, Bloomberg, Crystal Ball, Oracle, Abacus, Westlaw, LexisNexis

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