Global Head of Research, Multi-Asset Solutions
Wells Fargo Asset Management
Wai Lee is the global head of research for the Wells Fargo Asset Management (WFAM) Multi-Asset Solutions team. Based in New York, Wai joins the firm from Neuberger Berman where he was the head of quantitative investments and a senior portfolio manager for a number of strategies. At Neuberger Berman since 2004, Wai established the systematic platform of global investment capabilities across asset classes as standalone portfolios and also in multi-asset strategies. Wai played a key role in designing and managing strategic partnership mandates, as well as in the firm’s asset allocation and risk management functions. Previously, he was the head of the quantitative engineering group at Credit Suisse Asset Management (CSAM). He joined CSAM in 2000 from J.P. Morgan Investment Management, where he began his investment industry career in 1996. In this capacity, he was in charge of quantitative research and risk management for the Global Balanced group. Before joining the industry, he was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Harvard Graduate School of Business. Wai is the author of the book Theory and Methodology of Tactical Asset Allocation, and has contributed book chapters on different topics. He presently serves on the Advisory Board of The Journal of Portfolio Management, which he joined in 1997. Wai’s research has won the Peter L. Bernstein Award (2012), and multiple Bernstein Fabozzi/Jacobs Levy Awards from the Institutional Investor Journals as the Best Article of the Year (2011) and Outstanding Article of the Year (2010 and 2012) in The Journal of Portfolio Management. Wai holds a BSc (Hons) degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Hong Kong, and MBA and Ph.D. degrees in finance from Drexel University.