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Zhen Wei

Zhen Wei
Head of China Research

About the Contributor

Zhen Wei is an Executive Director and Head of China Research. In addition, he spearheads thought leadership on factor investing, global investing and systematic strategies. Previously, Zhen led the Asian Pacific team for the Global Cross Asset Systematic Research division at J.P. Morgan. He also has worked at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Lehman Brothers. He holds a Ph.D. in statistics and a M.S. in financial mathematics from Stanford University, and has a B.S. degree from Peking University.

Blog posts by Zhen Wei

  1. MSCI’s recent announcement that it will add 222 China A shares to its key benchmarks raises practical questions for global and emerging market investors.

  2. Minimum volatility strategies have historically delivered above-average returns with below-average risk, especially in volatile market environments as have occurred in recent years. During this period, the world also has experienced low interest rates.

  3. In the past, institutional investors largely ignored currency hedging in their international equity portfolios.

  4. Ever since central banks slashed interest rates in response to the Global Financial Crisis, investors have been searching for yield.

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