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Yaonan Zhang

Yaonan Zhang

Vice President, MSCI Research

Yaonan Zhang is a member of the new product research team. She has focused on researching megatrends and themes and developing MSCI’s thematic index suite for both standard and customized solutions for our clients. Prior to MSCI, she worked at State Street Associates where she focused on private equity indexes and investor behavior indicators. Yaonan has a PhD in Mathematics from Boston University and master's in financial engineering from University of Michigan Ann Arbor. Yaonan is a CFA® Charter holder.

Research and Insights

Articles by Yaonan Zhang

    Uncovering Value in Venture-Capital Growth Markets

    6 mins read Blog | Jul 6, 2023 | Padmakar Kulkarni, Yaonan Zhang, Stuart Doole

    Valuations proposed for venture-capital (VC) growth companies, frequently used as benchmarks for publicly listed growth stocks, often attract heated debate. Our analysis can offer fresh insight into the valuation of private VC companies. 

    Growth Investing in Private Markets: Trends and Transparency

    6 mins read Blog | Dec 15, 2022 | Padmakar Kulkarni, Yaonan Zhang, Stuart Doole

    Are quoted returns of private-equity investment comparable to those in public equity markets? To analyze this quandary, we use transaction and order-book data for timely insights into venture capital trends and relate them to public markets.