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Yegin Chen

Yegin Chen, Ph.D.

Senior Global Alternative Investment Strategist

Global Alternative Investments

Wells Fargo Investment Institute

E. Yegin Chen is a senior global alternative investment strategist for Global Alternative Investments (GAI), a division of Wells Fargo Investment Institute (WFII). GAI manages proprietary and non‐proprietary alternative investment products and services— including private capital funds, hedge funds, and option strategies —that can complement traditional investment portfolios.

In his role, Mr. Chen formulates strategy regarding private equity, private debt, and private real estate funds; sources, selects, and conducts due diligence on investment opportunities in these areas; and represents GAI at the limited partner advisory committee (LPAC) meetings of several private capital funds. He authors WFII articles and publications on private capital, and also plays an active role in evaluating and monitoring WFII's pre-IPO fund transactions.

Prior to joining Wells Fargo in 2016, he managed the private equity portfolio of the San Diego County pension plan and worked at private equity firms in Asia.

Mr. Chen earned B.A. and B.S. degrees from Stanford University and a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management. He is located in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Options involve risk and are not suitable for all investors. Before opening an option position, a person must receive a copy of “Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options.” This document is available from your financial advisor or the Options Clearing Corporation, 125 S. Franklin Street, Suite 1200, Chicago, Illinois 60606. Please read it carefully before investing.

Option Strategies are provided by the Option Strategies Group (OSG). OSG is a group within Global Alternative Investments. Global Alternative Investments (GAI) is a division of Wells Fargo Investment Institute (WFII). WFII is a registered investment adviser and wholly owned subsidiary of Wells Fargo Bank N.A., a bank affiliate of Wells Fargo & Company. Global Alternative Investment Services, Inc. is a registered broker-dealer that acts as placement agent for certain funds and provides wholesaling support services to GAI.

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