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Investment Management Expert

Gaobo Pang, Ph.D., CFA

Head of Research, Retirement Solutions

Gaobo Pang is head of research for retirement solutions at Northern Trust Asset Management. He leads advanced analytics, develops and evaluates optimal strategies in the lifecycle framework, and has a special focus on behavioral finance, with the ultimate objectives for innovative and customized solutions in the defined contribution asset management business.

Prior, he was a senior economist at Towers Watson, where he provided consulting services in benefits and risk management, and supervised research in pension finance, qualified investment alternatives, and income strategies. Prior to his role at Towers Watson, he was at the World Bank conducting macroeconomic research on sovereign debt sustainability, economic growth, and efficiency of public spending.

Gaobo speaks at academic and practitioner meetings and his work has been published in leading peer-reviewed journals. He was a 2011 Finalist for TIAA-CREF Paul A. Samuelson Award for “Outstanding Scholarly Writing on Lifelong Financial Security” and was the winner of the 2014 Risk Management and Insurance Review (RMIR) Best Article Award.

Gaobo holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Maryland, College Park, has a master’s degree in finance from Tsinghua University (formerly the GSPBC), and a bachelor’s degree in International Economics from Fudan University. Gaobo is a CFA® charterholder.