Johnny Kang, S.M. ’09 (applied math) has been named head of quantitative research for the convertible arbitrage team at Citadel, one of the largest hedge funds in the world.
Having had experience at AQR Capital Management, a rival hedge fund, Kang will be in charge of helping manage Citadel’s convertible arbitrage strategy, a long-short trading strategy with the purpose of enhancing investment gains with minimal risk.
He previously served as a managing director at BlackRock, the world’s largest assets manager. In addition to his applied math degree, Kang also earned a business economics Ph.D. at Harvard in 2012, making him an expert in business investment.
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