Jin-Chuan Duan is the Jardine Cycle & Carriage Professor of Finance and the Executive Director of the Asian Institute of Digital Finance at the National University of Singapore (NUS). Prof Duan received a PhD in finance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and is an academician of Academia Sinica, a fellow of the Society for Financial Econometrics, and an advisory board member of the International Association of Credit Portfolio Managers. Prior to joining NUS, he held the Manulife Chair in Financial Services at Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto.
Being a leading expert and enthusiast on credit risk modeling, Prof Duan pioneered the Credit Research Initiative (CRI) in 2009 while he was the director of the Risk Management Institute, and has been leading the CRI team since its inception. CRI is a "public good" endeavor providing freely accessible, daily updated default probabilities on roughly 80,000 exchange-listed firms in 133 economies globally. In 2017, he co-founded CriAT, a FinTech company specializing in deep credit analytical solutions for financial institutions, and serves as its non-executive chairman.