Andrew Ang, PhD, Managing Director, is Head of Factor Investing Strategies and leads BlackRock’s Factor-Based Strategies Group. 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 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. As a professor, Dr. Ang advised several large institutional managers, including Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Norges Bank and the Norwegian Ministry of Finance, 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.