Liqian Ren, Ph.D., joined WisdomTree as Director of Modern Alpha in 2018. She leads WisdomTree’s quantitative investment capabilities and serves as a thought leader for WisdomTree’s Modern Alpha® approach. Liqian was previously at Vanguard, where she worked for 12 years, most recently as a portfolio manager in the Quantitative Equity Group managing Vanguard’s active 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 master’s in Economics from Indiana University—Purdue University Indianapolis, and her MBA and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Liqian co-hosts a podcast on China and Asian markets with Jeremy Schwartz, WisdomTree’s Global Head of Research, and she is a co-host on the Wharton Business Radio program Behind the Markets on SiriusXM 132.
China lacks a definitive index like our S&P 500. The three main players—the S&P China 500 Index, the MSCI China Index and the MSCI China A Index—offer wildly divergent exposures to A-shares and state-owned companies. Liqian Ren and Aneeka Gupta explore the differences and reveal our recommended sweet spot for A-share allocation.
VIE (variable interest entity) default risk is almost unavoidable when it comes to investing in China. Liqian Ren discusses how investors can assess and limit their exposure to VIE in their emerging markets portfolio.
Liqian Ren outlines how investors might want to think about Chinese equities following recent headlines.
Liqian Ren outlines four considerations for investors to keep in mind following the recent scrutiny of Didi Chuxing Technology Co. (Didi) and Chinese regulators.
WisdomTree is excited to announce the launch of a new podcast series, China of Tomorrow, hosted by our Director of Modern Alpha, Liqian Ren, with co-host Jeremy Schwartz. Learn more about what to expect from this insightful new series on all things Asia.