Dr Yu (Ben) Meng

Deputy Chief Investment Officer
SAFE Investment Center

Dr. Yu (Ben) Meng serves as the Deputy Chief Investment Officer (Deputy CIO) at the State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE) in Beijing, China. Before joining SAFE, Dr. Meng was the Investment Director and Head of Asset Allocation at CalPERS, the largest US pension fund. In addition to serving on the Portfolio Allocation Committee, he was also a voting member on the Private Equity Investment Committee and Real Assets Investment Committee. He was the only person to simultaneously serve on all three investment committees.

Prior to CalPERS, Dr. Meng was Senior Portfolio Manager at former Barclays Global Investors (BGI) in San Francisco. He was also the Head of European Credit Research.

Before joining BGI, Dr. Meng worked as risk officer at Lehman Brothers in New York and bond trader at Morgan Stanley in New York.

In his spare time, he teaches at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley and Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance (SAIF). He is on the editorial board of the Journal of Investment Management (JOIM).

Dr. Meng holds a Master of Financial Engineering degree from Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley and a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from UC Davis.