Andrew Ang

Ann F. Kaplan Professor of Business; Chair, Finance and Economics Division, Columbia Business School
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As of latest THP publication:

Andrew Ang, PhD, is a managing director within BlackRock’s Systematic investment team. He is head of factor investing strategies and leads BlackRock’s Factor-Based Strategies Group. Dr. Ang’s career has focused on understanding the nature of risk and return in asset prices, in particular the behavior of factor risk premiums within and across asset classes.

Before joining BlackRock in 2015, Dr. Ang was Chair of the Finance and Economics Division and the Ann F. Kaplan Professor of Business at Columbia Business School. His recent book, “Asset Management: A Systematic Approach to Factor Investing,” is a comprehensive guide showing how factor risk premiums can be harvested in portfolio design and incorporated in all aspects of investment management. He has advised Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Norges Bank and the Norwegian Ministry of Finance, the UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust and other large institutional managers on factor investing strategies.

Dr. Ang earned a BEc(Hons) degree in actuarial studies from Macquarie University, and a PhD in finance and MS in statistics from Stanford University.