Guowei Zhang

Managing Director and Head of Capital Policy, SIFMA

Dr. Zhang is a Managing Director and Head of Capital Policy of SIFMA.  In this role, he is responsible for coordinating SIFMA actions on capital policy issues, including engaging with domestic and global standard setters, analyzing global capital standards and domestic implementations, and advocating for related policy issues.

Prior to joining SIFMA in 2021, Dr. Zhang was a Risk Expert on Capital Policy at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC).  He co-authored the Basel 3 consolidated framework with particular focus on market risk (i.e., FRTB and CVA), credit risk and counterparty credit risk (i.e., SA-CCR). He joined the OCC in 2009 as a Financial Economist focusing on market risk supervision and gradually expanded his responsibility into capital policy. He held memberships of Basel market risk group and Basel credit risk and large exposure group. He was also involved in Basel capital and leverage group.

Dr. Zhang has a Ph.D. in Finance, an M.S. in applied mathematics an M.S. in computer science from the University of Houston; a B.E. in management information system from Tsinghua University.