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Kenneth Leung, PhD
Daniels 315B
Teaching Assistant Professor
Reiman School of Finance
Kenneth Leung

Biography at a Glance

Kenneth Leung joined the faculty of Daniels College of Business in 2010, and is currently an assistant teaching professor in the Reiman School of Finance. Dr. Leung teaches managerial economics, banking, global finance and managerial finance at Daniels College of Business, and international investments at Sturm College of Law.

Prior to coming to University of Denver, Dr. Leung was the chief economist at First Data Corp. At First Data Corp and Western Union, he analyzed risks and opportunities arising from changes in economic, regulatory and market conditions to assist in business and strategic planning.

Before coming to Denver in 2002, Dr. Leung had spent 20 years as an economist and analyst in major global financial institutions including Bank of America, Bankers Trust and Deutsche Bank. His career spanned major financial centers such as New York, Tokyo and Hong Kong. He prepared macroeconomic and industry analyses on Asian countries to support the institutions’ corporate finance, private equity, funds management, sales and trading, and credit-risk management. He enabled the launch of the first two leveraged-loan and high-yield financing deals in Japan by providing analysis on targeted industries and companies.


  • PhD, Economics, Johns Hopkins University, Maryland, USA
  • BA, Social Science (Economics) International Christian University, Tokyo, Japan

Academic Positions Held

  • Teaching Assistant Professor, Reiman School of Finance, Daniels College of Business, University of Denver, Denver, CO
  • Adjunct Professor, Sturm College of Law, Daniels College of Business, University of Denver, Denver, CO
  • Assistant Professor, University of Virginia, Charlottesvile, VA