Lang is Managing Director for Lyon, France based Spread Research, where he heads up Marketing and Communications for this independent research provider and credit rating agency. Before joining Spread Research in 2012, he co-founded Finalytics Consultancy (in 2008), a global financial research & IT outsourcing firm. Pre-2008, Lang headed up Global Structured Credit Research at Merrill Lynch and Bank America, and has specialized in Fixed Income Research and Portfolio Advisory since 1990, based in New York and Europe. In 2004, he won Risk Magazine's "Global Derivatives Researcher of the Year" award. Lang holds an MBA in Finance from NYU Stern School of Business and a BA in French and Economics from UVA.