Hong Kong —
Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) today announced the appointment of Qing Wang as an Executive Director and Chief Economist for Greater China. The hire of Mr. Wang, who will be based in Hong Kong and starts in his new role on May 14, will further strengthen the Firm’s already highly regarded economic research team.
Mr. Wang joins Morgan Stanley from Bank of America where he was the Head of Economics & Strategy for Greater China. Prior to that, Mr. Wang spent six years as an economist with the International Monetary Fund in Washington, D.C. covering member countries in Asia, Eastern Europe, and Middle East. He was also actively involved in strengthening and implementing IMF’s surveillance policy framework.
“Morgan Stanley has always been an intellectual leader on global economic issues, particularly those related to China,” said Stephen Roach, Chief Economist of Morgan Stanley and the Firm’s Asia Chairman designate. “Qing is an important hire for us. He will bring to the team considerable experience and research expertise in dissecting one of the most important regions in the world today.”
Marcus Walsh, Head of Asia Pacific Research at Morgan Stanley, added: “With growing global interest in Asia, first class research products become ever so important in our clients’ business and investment decision processes. Qing’s appointment will enhance our research coverage of Greater China and the Asia region overall, and further underscores our commitment to offer the best ideas and advice to our clients globally.”
Mr. Wang holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Maryland at College Park, with concentrations in international economics and public finance. He also holds a B.A. in Economics and an M.A. in Macroeconomic Management from Renmin University of China.
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