Senior Fellow / Financial Markets
Yubo Wang is a strategist and economist with expertise in interest rate markets, asset allocation and portfolio risk management.
Dr. Wang was recently Principal and Head of Rates Derivatives and Portfolio Strategy at Bank of America, where he was responsible for identifying economic and market themes and offering investment strategies using liquid rates market derivatives. He provided internal and external audiences with insights into the timing of interest rate and risk premia movements.
Prior to joining the Bank of America, Dr. Wang was Senior Portfolio Strategist at Diamond Lake Investment Group. He focused on identifying macro investment opportunities across asset classes and managing the macro strategy portfolio.
Previously, he was Rates Market Strategist at Wachovia Securities, where he led the team responsible for interest rate strategy and the corresponding pricing and risk analytics. He was Head of Fixed Income Portfolio Strategy at Morgan Stanley, where he oversaw the effort of helping investors outperform their benchmark through strategic and tactical portfolio allocation. Earlier in his career at Morgan Stanley, he led the mortgage-backed securities strategy effort. Prior to Morgan Stanley, he was a fixed income strategist at J. P. Morgan.
Dr. Wang holds a Ph.D. and an MBA in finance from the University of Chicago, an MA in physics from the Johns Hopkins University, and a BA in physics and mathematics from Bard College. His academic research focused on asset pricing and the price and earnings momentum in the stock market. His co-authored paper on stock index derivatives has won the 2004 Dennis J. Aigner Award for excellent applied econometrics research published in the Journal of Econometrics. Dr. Wang is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).