Quantitative Investment Strategies (CSAM QIS) is a research-focused, technology-driven investment management unit within Credit Suisse Asset Management.
For over 20 years, CSAM QIS has helped investors improve the efficiency of their portfolios.
CSAM QIS is a leading provider of alternative investment benchmarks and systematic and process-driven investment solutions. We launched the Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index in 1999, and we pioneered rules-based, multi-factor investing2 with our Credit Suisse Liquid Alternative Beta program3.
We employ a rigorous, research-based investment process to manage both benchmark relative and absolute return4 investment strategies.
Managing Director, is Head and Chief Investment Officer of CSAM QIS
Yung-Shin Kung, Managing Director, is Head and CIO of CSAM QIS and one of the industry pioneers in the development and management of liquid alternative investment strategies. Since 2009, he has held various leadership positions in Credit Suisse’s Asset Management area including Head of Portfolio Management – Americas and Global Head of Hedge Fund Research within the Alternative Funds Solutions group. Mr. Kung was a Director at Merrill Lynch in the Financial Products Group from 2006-2009, where he developed and marketed customized structured products and provided advice and guidance to hedge fund investors. Prior to his time at Merrill Lynch, Mr. Kung spent eight years at Credit Suisse First Boston in several departments including structured debt capital markets, technology investment banking, and alternative investments. Mr. Kung began his career at Credit Suisse First Boston in 1997. He served on the Advisory Board of the Rutgers Big Data in San Francisco Certificate Program and is a member of the University of Chicago’s Leaders in Philanthropy. Mr. Kung holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Chicago, where he was elected Phi Beta Kappa, and fulfilled the college's requirements for a B.A. in Statistics.
Director, is a Researcher & Technologist in CSAM QIS
Chin Te Liu, Director, is a Researcher & Technologist at CSAM QIS. Mr. Liu joined Credit Suisse in 2017 to manage QIS’ research team and strengthen the group’s research processes and infrastructure. He was previously a Senior Portfolio Manager in quantitative investments at Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) overseeing more than $2 billion. Prior to that, he developed quantitative trading models across asset classes at Citadel and Barclays Global Investors. He also worked in the public sector as a research fellow, and associate economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Mr. Liu started his career in Alternative Asset Management at SBC Warburg in 1997. Mr. Liu earned a B.A. in Economics with Honors from the University of Chicago and an M.A. in Economics from the University of Michigan where his research focused on decision theory, game theory, and macroeconomics.
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