Freda Wang is a Managing Director in Goldman Sachs’ Public Sector & Infrastructure Group within the Investment Banking Division. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, she was a Managing Director and Head of Structured Banking within the Municipal Securities Group at UBS. Freda has spent over two decades providing investment banking services to some of the country’s largest public sector organizations, including state and local governments, public utility systems, transportation and mass transit agencies, and other public and quasi-public organizations. Her experience encompasses origination, structuring and execution of a variety of municipal debt, derivative and public-private partnership transactions across the United States, with a primary focus in larger east coast and mid-west cities. Over the course of her career, Freda has helped numerous governmental, corporate and nonprofit clients solve complex financing challenges related to public projects. She has led the financing for over $35 billion of municipal debt for a diverse range of infrastructure and economic development projects in large urban centers in the U.S. The success of many of Freda’s most innovative and transformative projects required close collaboration and innovative solutions among public, private and non-profit constituents and stakeholders.
An active mentor, Freda champions the recruitment of diverse professionals into the finance field and dedicates time to their professional and personal growth. Freda’s commitment to the development of urban centers and the development of young professionals comes together in her role as Treasurer and Board member of FUSE Corps, a national non-profit that partners with local governments to help urban communities thrive through an executive fellowship program. Freda earned a BA in urban studies with a concentration in economics from Columbia College of Columbia University and resides in New York City.