Bank of America
Managing Director, Global Head of Sustainable Finance
Karen Fang is Managing Director, Head of Global Sustainable Finance at Bank of America. Formerly, she was the head of Global Fixed Income, Currencies & Commodities (FICC) Cross Asset Trading, and the head of Americas FICC Sales & Solutions prior to that. She is a member of the Bank of America Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) committee, the Sustainable Markets Committee, as well as the firm wide Asian Leadership Council. Karen is a founding member of the 1t.org US Steering Council which is a public private partnership to advance reforestation and carbon finance initiatives, as well as a National Board member of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), one of the largest Community Development Financial Institutions in the U.S.
Prior to joining Bank of America, Karen was a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs where she was the head of the Pension, Endowment and Foundation Cross Asset Solutions Group. 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”and a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum (WEF). She is a member of the WEF Expert Network. Karen is a recipient of the 2021 American Banker Most Powerful Women Standout Award, the 2021 Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business Award, and Business Insider’s 100 People Transforming Business Award in 2020. Previously, She was chosen by Investment Dealers’ Digest as one of the “40 under 40” bankers and is also a 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.