Andrew Ang, PhD, Managing Director, Head of Factor Based Strategies at BlackRock
Andrew Ang, PhD, Managing Director, coordinates BlackRock’s efforts in factor investing. He leads BlackRock’s Factor-Based Strategies Group which manages macro and style factor multi-asset funds. The group optimizes factors to help meet investment outcomes, such as retirement savings, factor advisory mandates and bespoke factor solutions, and develops factor analytics tools leveraging BlackRock’s Aladdin platform.
Throughout his career, Dr. Ang has focused on identifying and harvesting 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. He has published widely on equities, fixed income, asset and factor allocation, and alternative assets. His 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. As a professor, Dr. Ang worked with several large institutional managers as an advisor and consultant.
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.