Assoc. Prof.
Kanis Saengchote, Ph.D.

I teach Finance at Chulalongkorn Business School, Thailand. Sample classes are available at my YouTube channel, ajarnpai.

My research combines the empirical methods of corporate finance and asset pricing literature to investigate contemporary issues from new angles. The research portfolio includes decentralized finance (financial services built on blockchain infrastructure), factor investing, asset pricing and investment management (security design, performance, frictions and conflicts of interest).

My current research projects are on factor investing, spatial analytics and DeFi.


Work Experience

Chulalongkorn Business School

Director, MBA Program (Regular and English) July 2019 – present
Associate Professor June 2019 – present
Assistant Professor February 2017 – June 2019
Lecturer August 2014 – February 2017

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago (USA)

Graduate Research Intern August 2012 – December 2013

Fiscal Policy Research Institute (Thailand)

Economist February 2005 – June 2006


Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University (USA)

PhD in Finance, 2014
Dissertation: Essays in Real Estate Finance
Supervisor: Prof. Mitchell Petersen

Sasin School of Management, Chulalongkorn University (TH)

MBA in Finance and Marketing, 2008
GPA 4.0, Director’s Award

London School of Economics and Political Sciences (UK)

BSc in Economics, 2004
First Class Honours, CS McTaggart Prize and Economics Department Prize


Digital Assets and DeFi

Factor Investing

Investment Management

Household and Real Estate Finance

Applied Microeconomics

Working Papers

Digital Assets and DeFi

Investment Management and Financial Markets

Factor Investing

Household and Real Estate Finance

Classes and Trainings

Public Seminar

Online Classes

Executive Education

  • Decentralized Finance (DeFi)
  • Digital Disruption of the Financial Services Sector
  • Banking Business Models (Commmercial, Private, Investment)
  • Portfolio Performance Evaluation
  • Fundamentals of Financial Management
  • Finance for Non-Finance Executives
  • Financial Feasibility Analysis for Non-Finance Executives
  • Financial Feasibility for Real Estate Investments
  • Project Financial Management
  • Working Capital Management
  • M&A Strategies

Clients: PTT, Airports of Thailand, Central Group, Minor International, Gulf Energy Development, PTG Energy, Millcon Steel, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, United Overseas Bank, Bank of Ayudhya, Kiatnakin Bank, Association of Provident Funds (AOP), XSpring Asset Management

Graduate Level

  • 2604505 Financial Strategy (MBA)
  • 2604649 Venture Capital (MBA)
  • 2604696 Practical Corporate Financial Modeling (MS Finance)
  • 2604863 Empirical Methods in Finance (PhD Finance)

NIDA Business School

  • BA8002 Fixed Income Securities and Alternative investment (MS Financial Investment and Risk Management)
  • BA8009 Seminar in Finance (MS Financial Investment and Risk Management)
  • BA8448 Empirical Research in Finance (PhD Business Administration)

Undergraduate Level

Consulting projects

  • Industry Research non Non-Bank Financial Institutions and Title Loan Companies, a Thai bank (2020)
  • Development of Industry Rating Model, a Thai bank (2019)
  • Real Estate Data Analytics, Baania (2018 – 2021)
  • Finance Expert, Urban Design and Development Center (2017 – present)
  • Business Consultation, a Thai telecom company (2015)
  • Consultation on Commercial Land Development Master Plan, PMCU (2014)


Proficiency in statistical and BI software

Stata, R, SAS, SQL, PowerBI, Google Data Studio

Experience with financial databases

Ethereum Blockchain, Refinitiv Datastream, SDC Platinum, Morningstar, Bloomberg, Setsmart, CRSP, Compustat, CoreLogic Dataquick, DealScan, Mergent, TRACE

Financial modeling

Corporate valuation, private equity (LBO, growth, venture capital), real estate valuation