Top-Ranked Quant Luo Leaves Deutsche Bank to Join Wolfe Research

  • Steps down after six years with the Frankfurt-based firm
  • No. 1 in Institutional Investor survey for last five years

Yin Luo, Wall Street’s top-ranked quant analyst, has left Deutsche Bank AG to join Wolfe Research LLC.

He stepped down in July as the global head of quantitative strategy after a six-year stint at the Frankfurt-based firm. He’ll join New York-based Wolfe Research in September as vice chairman leading the firm’s quantitative and economic research and advising clients on portfolio strategy. The boutique firm was founded in 2008 by Edward Wolfe.

“I want to do something a little more entrepreneur that I have my own control, my own destiny,” Luo said in a phone interview from Oxford, England, where he’s taking a vacation with his family. “I want to go for a smaller shop, a more of a partnership where I have far more flexibility.”

Luo, ranked the No. 1 in quantitative research in Institutional Investor’s annual survey five years in a row, joined Deutsche Bank in 2010 after holding similar titles at Macquarie Group Ltd. and CIBC World Markets. In 2015’s II ranks, he also held the second place in the category of accounting and tax policy, and was the runner-up for portfolio strategy.

Amanda Williams, spokeswoman for Deutsche Bank, declined to comment.

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