Brunswick enhances senior management and advisory capability in China.
September 1, 2022 – Brunswick Group, the world’s leading critical issues advisory firm, today announced that Zhu Ning has joined the firm as a Senior Partner and Head of China. He is based in the Beijing office, where he will oversee the further development of the firm’s China team and provide counsel to both Chinese and international clients on a range of critical issues.
Ning is a renowned expert on China’s economy and financial markets. He has advised government agencies, market regulators, stock and futures exchanges and some of the largest companies globally. He joins Brunswick from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, where he was Professor of Finance and Deputy Dean at the Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance, and Yale University, where he was Faculty Fellow for the International Center of Finance. Earlier in his career, he was Head of Equity Quantitative Strategies, APAC at Lehman Brothers and Head of Portfolio Advisory at Nomura.
Ning will work closely with Mei Yan, Senior Partner and Chair of China, colleagues across China, Asia-Pacific and the world to strengthen further Brunswick’s capabilities in China.
Neal Wolin, Chief Executive Officer, said: “Ning has a deep appreciation for the opportunities and challenges facing Chinese companies and international companies operating in China. His distinguished career, including various senior leadership roles, in finance and academia positions him extremely well to continue to develop our capabilities in China. I look forward to working closely with him.”
On joining the firm, Zhu Ning said: “Brunswick is the premier critical issues advisory firm, and I am honoured to be joining the partnership. Domestic and international companies are facing a growing set of China-related issues, shaped by the confluence of domestic priorities and geopolitical tensions. I look forward to advising clients as they navigate these increasingly nuanced complexities and to leading Brunswick’s China team through its next phase of development.”
About Zhu Ning
Zhu Ning joins Brunswick from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, where he was Professor of Finance and Deputy Dean at the Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance, and Yale University, where he was a Faculty Fellow for the International Centre for Finance. Previously, he was the Oceanwide Professor of Finance and Deputy Director at the National Institute of Financial Research at Tsinghua University and a tenured Professor of Finance at the University of California. Earlier in his career, he was Head of Equity Quantitative Strategies, APAC at Lehman Brothers and Head of Portfolio Advisory at Nomura.
Ning is the author of award-winning “China’s Guaranteed Bubble” and “The Investor’s Enemy.” He received a PhD in Finance from Yale University, a Masters in Management from Cornell University and a Bachelor of Economics in International Finance from Peking University.
About Brunswick Group
Brunswick is a strategic advisory firm focused on critical issues and critical stakeholders. Our purpose is to help our clients play their role in the world successfully. We advise on critical issues and critical stakeholders at the center of business, politics and society, and help our clients – the leaders of large, complex organisations – understand and navigate these interconnected worlds. Brunswick is one firm globally, operating as a single profit center. This allows us to respond seamlessly and effectively to clients’ needs wherever they are in the world.