Ken Fu, PhD

Adjunct Instructor
Academic AreaReal Estate

Ken is a Managing Director in the Corporate Model Risk division of Wells Fargo. In this role, Ken manages a model validation team covering models from a number of functions in the company, including Retail and Commercial Lending, Basel Capital, Treasury Asset and Liability Management, Principal Investment, Home Lending Capital Market, Wealth & Investment Management, Pre-provision Net Revenue Forecast, and Economy Forecast. Prior to Wells Fargo, Ken managed model development teams in various capacities in Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Washington Mutual, and JP Morgan Chase.

Ken Received his Ph.D. degree from University of Wisconsin at Madison, majoring in Real Estate and Urban Land Economics.


  • Real Estate Capital Market Analysis

Honors and distinctions

  • First place in the "American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association (AREUEA) Doctoral Dissertation Award" (1999)
  • "Best Paper in Fixed Income Research" in the Financial Management Association Annual Conference (2000)