Dr. Xiwen Fan
Senior Vice President/Managing Director and Head of Risk Analytics, Radian Asset Assurance Inc. (RAA), USA
Dr. Xiwen Fan is a Senior Vice President/Managing Director and Head of Risk Analytics at Radian Asset Assurance Inc. (RAA), where he is responsible for corporate-wide quantitative modeling, assessing and reporting of all risk positions for a portfolio of approximately $80 billion in fixed income assets. As a key member, Dr. Fan oversees all risk repackaging, repositioning and hedging of the portfolio, and he serves as a deliberating member of the Investment Committee. Prior to his current role, Dr. Fan was Co-Head of Structured Finance Collateralized Debt Obligations (SF CDOs) for the Global Structured Products Group, responsible for structuring, underwriting and transacting credit derivatives and structured finance products. Prior to RAA, Dr. Fan was the Chief Credit Risk Officer at BNP Paribas’s hedge fund unit, formerly Zurich Capital Markets, a wholly owned subsidiary of Zurich Financial Services. His group provided structured products to hedge funds, fund of funds, and managed two of its own fund of funds. Previously, Dr. Fan was an International Finance Officer in the International Department at Comerica Bank, where he was responsible for syndicated loans and bond portfolios for emerging Asia. He worked at the People’s Bank of China for two years before his relocation to the US.
Dr. Fan earned a Bachelor’s and Master’s in international finance from Renmin University, China, and a PhD in economics from Indiana University at Bloomington, specializing in international finance / trade and mathematical economics.