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Blackstone alternative asset management group names Limin Wang as head of quantitative research

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia:

Blackstone Group, the largest alternative investment firm in the world, announced that Limin Wang has joined Blackstone Alternative Asset Management (BAAM) in the new position of managing director on its quantitative research team.

Wang, whose duties include portfolio construction and quantitative research, is a member of a BAAM research team that also includes Yan Gu, managing director and head of quantitative research, and Jamey Thompson, managing director and head of systematic investing.

Limin joins from Laurion Capital Management, where he spent four years as a Portfolio Manager. Before that, he spent over ten years with Credit Suisse as a director on their proprietary trading desk.

He also has held roles at Lehman Brothers and at Columbia University, where he served as a research scientist in theoretical physics. He holds a Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics from the University of Pennsylvania, an M.Phil/M.A. in Physics from Columbia University, and a B.A. in Physics from Fudan University in Shanghai.

John McCormick, President, and CEO of Blackstone's Alternative Asset Management (BAAM) group said: "We are excited to welcome Limin to BAAM as we continue to integrate sophisticated quantitative analysis and investment techniques into all of our strategies. Limin's deep experience in factor-driven and fundamental-based investing will inform and bolster our quantitative research efforts."

Yan, who was hired earlier this yea......................

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