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.