Qian Wang, Ph.D., is chief economist, Asia-Pacific, and global head of the Vanguard Capital Markets ModelTM team in Vanguard’s Investment Strategy Group. She leads a team that conducts research on the global economy with a focus on the Asia-Pacific region, global capital markets, and related investment topics. Her areas of expertise include macroeconomics, Asia and Chinese economies, fixed income strategies, financial simulation, asset-class modeling, and asset allocation strategies.
Qian is a member of Vanguard’s Strategic Asset Allocation Committee and Time-Varying Asset Allocation Committee, which oversee and determine the asset allocation strategies of more than $1 trillion in global multi-asset-class portfolios such as the Vanguard Target Retirement Funds.
Qian works closely with the senior portfolio management team of Vanguard’s Fixed Income Group, which oversees more than $2.1 trillion in assets under management. Her team also provides analytical support for various investment management initiatives and products, including the Vanguard Capital Markets Model®, Vanguard’s active management processes, and Vanguard’s advice platforms.
Prior to joining Vanguard in 2014, Qian served as the director of research at a sovereign wealth fund based in Asia and the chief China economist and head of greater China macro research at J.P. Morgan. Earlier in her career, she was an assistant professor in the business school of the Chinese University of Hong Kong and conducted empirical research in the fields of Asia and Chinese economies, international capital markets, and corporate finance.
Qian is a frequent keynote speaker on economic trends, capital market returns, and investment strategies and has published white papers in leading academic and practitioner journals.
Qian earned a Ph.D. in business administration from Stanford University, an M.A. in economics from Duke University, and a B.A. in international economics from Beijing University.