Professor Ou-Yang, Ph.D.

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Professor Ou-Yang, Ph.D.

Professor Ou-Yang is the Dean’s Distinguished Chair Professor of Finance at CKGSB. He also serves as Associate Dean for the MBA Program and the Academic Director for the EMBA Programs. His academic research focuses on the development of asset pricing and corporate finance models. He had previously served as an associate professor at Duke University and an assistant professor at UNC-Chapel Hill. Prof Ou-Yang was voted the best teacher by Duke’s Global EMBA Class of 2004. He won the Barclays Global Investors/Michael Brennan Runner-Up Award for the best paper published in the Review of Financial Studies in 2003 as well as the best paper award (joint with Henry Cao) presented by the Society of Quantitative Analysts in 2005.

Before joining CKGSB, Dr. Ou-Yang served as a managing director at UBS where he headed the Quantitative Solutions/Algo Strategies division. His work focused on alpha-generating trading strategies and quantitative portfolio strategies, as well as on the development of structured products. His team developed various structured products, such as “Hedging and Outperforming Inflations in China, Hong Kong, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand”, “Asset Allocation using Macro Signals” and “Relative Value Commodity Strategies”. In addition, he provided customized solutions for major UBS clients such as utility companies, airlines, and banks. Ou-Yang also served as a managing director at Lehman Brothers and Nomura Securities, where he headed Quantitative Strategies and Quantitative Credit Research. He has heavily involved with many of Lehman’s credit/interest rate structured products as well as beta products, such as replicating Lehman’s bond indexes and replicating the global hedge fund index.

Dr. Ou-Yang holds a Ph.D. in finance from UC Berkeley and a Ph.D. in chemical physics from Tulane University. He received his postdoctoral training in chemical physics from the California Institute of Technology, where he worked under Nobel Laureate Rudy Marcus.

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