Han Yik: Head of Institutional Investors at the World Economic Forum
Han Yik is a quantitatively oriented investor, thought leader and adviser on global long-term investment strategy. Han is currently the Head of Institutional Investors at the World Economic Forum. He works with senior leadership of the world’s largest investors (with combined assets exceeding $2.5 trillion USD) and with top government officials on issues around long-term investing, and provides strategic guidance on initiatives involving public-private cooperation. He has written articles and reports on topics including innovations in the future of investing and the need for global retirement reform. In addition, he has been a speaker at conferences held by CROSAPF, SII and NYSSA and led private sessions at the Annual Meeting in Davos. Previously, Han was a Senior Institutional Portfolio Strategist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Between 2008 and 2015, he managed $2.5 billion in multi-asset class portfolios where he consistently outperformed the benchmark. As a quantitative risk expert, he also developed customized liability driven investment strategies for his clients. Han began his career in management consulting at Towers Perrin (now known as Willis Towers Watson) and Mercer, where he advised large multinational companies such as Citibank, MasterCard and Pfizer on financial strategy relating to employee benefits and retirement plans, as well as providing analytical support in private equity mergers and acquisitions. Han earned his B.S. in Applied Mathematics with a concentration in Operations Research from Yale University, where he won the Benjamin F. Barge Prize for Excellence in Mathematics. In his spare time, he is a connoisseur of food and wine from around the world, and a budding gourmet cook.