Liqian Ren, Ph.D., is the Director of Modern Alpha at WisdomTree. In this newly created role, Liqian will enhance and lead WisdomTree’s quantitative investment capabilities and serve as a thought leader for WisdomTree’s Modern AlphaTM approach. Liqian will report to Jeremy Schwartz, WisdomTree EVP and Global Head of Research. Liqian comes to WisdomTree from Vanguard, where she worked for twelve years, most recently as Portfolio Manager in the Quantitative Equity Group managing Vanguard’s factor funds and conducting research on factor strategies. Prior to joining Vanguard, she was an Associate Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Liqian received her Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Peking University in Beijing, her Masters in Economics from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, and her MBA and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business.
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