Xiaoyan Zhang, Associate Dean of the People’s Bank of China School of Finance, Tsinghua University, Joins SOFR Academy’s Board

Professor Xiaoyan Zhang, Associate Dean of the People’s Bank of China School of Finance, Tsinghua University, Joins SOFR Academy’s Board of Advisors

NEW YORK, June 10, 2021 – SOFR Academy today announced the appointment of Xiaoyan Zhang as a Senior Advisor of the firm, effective immediately. Professor Zhang is the Xinyuan Chair Professor of Finance and Associate Dean at the PBC School of Finance, Tsinghua University. She also serves as a Deputy Director of both the Tsinghua University National Institute of Financial Research and the Tsinghua Fintech Research Institute, as well as a member of the World Economic Forum’s network of Global Future Councils.

Professor Zhang’s appointment expands SOFR Academy’s Board of Advisors.

“We are excited to announce the addition of Xiaoyan to our Board. Xiaoyan is a recognized thought leader on key issues impacting the global economy,” said Marcus Burnett, Chief Executive of SOFR Academy. “Possessing deep experience in both financial technology and education, Xiaoyan is a natural fit for SOFR Academy. We are confident that her differentiated perspectives and insights gained from her work across multiple geographic regions will add value to our Firm and our clients.”

Professor Zhang received her Ph.D. in Finance (with honor) from Columbia Business School and her B.A. in Economics from Peking University. After graduation, Professor Zhang first joined the Johnson School of Management at Cornell University as an Assistant Professor of Finance, and later she worked at the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University as Duke Realty Chair Full Professor of Finance. Professor Zhang’s research focuses on international finance, empirical asset pricing and applied econometrics. Her work has appeared in the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, the Review of Financial Studies and other leading finance journals.

About SOFR Academy

SOFR Academy LLC is a leading financial education technology firm and data provider. SOFR Academy’s panel of advisors include academics from Harvard University, MIT Sloan School of Management, UC Berkeley, New York University and Tsinghua University, as well as experienced financial services professionals. SOFR Academy provides financial education services to corporations, financial institutions, governments and individuals. The firm is headquartered in New York.

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