Carefully consider the Funds' investment objectives, risk factors, and charges and expenses before investing. This and other information can be found in the Funds' prospectuses or, if available, the summary prospectuses which may be obtained visiting the iShares ETF prospectus pages. Read the prospectus carefully before investing. Investing involves risk, including possible loss of principal.
Andrew Ang, PhD, Managing Director, is Head of Factor Investing Strategies and leads BlackRock’s Factor-Based Strategies Group. Throughout his career, Dr. Ang’s 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. Hehas 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.