Karen Fang is Managing Director, head of Americas Fixed Income, Currencies & Commodities (FICC) Sales and Solutions at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Before this, Karen was head of the firm’s Cross Asset Solutions & Strategies group. She serves as the chair of the New Products Committee and the co-chair of the firm’s Diversity & Inclusion Council for the Global Banking & Markets division. Prior to joining Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Karen was a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs in New York where she was responsible for the Pension, Endowment and Foundation Cross Asset Solutions Group in North America. Previously, she held senior positions in derivatives structuring, including at Merrill Lynch in Tokyo and Deutsche Bank in London. Karen was named one of Fortune’s “40 under 40” for 2015, the magazine’s ranking of the most influential young people in business. She was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum (WEF) in 2015 and was selected to be a member of the WEF Expert Network in 2017. Karen was a member of the Bank of America team recognized in 2017 by American Banker as part of their “Most Powerful Women in Banking and Finance” feature and was called out as one of five leaders who has made a significant impact in a short amount of time. She serves as a mentor for the Global Ambassadors program, a Bank of America partnership with Vital Voices and was honored by the Women’s Venture Fund in October 2016. Karen was chosen by Investment Dealers’ Digest in 2011 as one of the “40 under 40” bankers and she was also a 2004 recipient of the Women’s Bond Club of New York’s “Rising Star Award.” Karen holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Tokyo.