Author Archives: Larry Cao, CFA

Larry Cao, CFA, senior director of industry research, CFA Institute, conducts original research with a focus on the investment industry trends and investment expertise. His current research interests include multi-asset strategies and FinTech (including AI, big data, and blockchain). He has led the development of such popular publications as FinTech 2017: China, Asia and Beyond, FinTech 2018: The Asia Pacific Edition, and Multi-Asset Strategies: The Future of Investment Management and is a frequent speaker at industry conferences on these topics. During his time in Boston pursuing graduate studies at Harvard and as a visiting scholar at MIT, he also co-authored a research paper with Nobel laureate Franco Modigliani that was published in the Journal of Economic Literature by American Economic Association. Larry has more than 20 years of experience in the investment industry. Prior to joining CFA Institute, Larry worked at HSBC as senior manager for the Asia Pacific region. He started his career at the People’s Bank of China as a USD fixed-income portfolio manager. He also worked for US asset managers Munder Capital Management, managing US and international equity portfolios, and Morningstar/Ibbotson Associates, managing multi-asset investment programs for a global financial institution clientele. Larry has been interviewed by a wide range of business media, such as Bloomberg, CNN, the Financial Times, South China Morning Post and the Wall Street Journal.

Top 10 Steven Eisman Quotes from Hong Kong

Steven Eisman delivered an hour’s worth of pithy and insightful comments on the global financial crisis, the markets, and the finance industry. Read More

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The Importance of Avoiding Unintended Bets in Your Investment Portfolio

At the 70th CFA Institute Annual Conference, Robert P. Browne, CFA, CIO at Northern Trust, discussed his team’s investment process and warned portfolio managers about understanding the full extent of the implied bets made with their investments. Read More

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Campbell R. Harvey Explains Blockchain 101

Duke University Professor of Finance Campbell R. Harvey explained the basics of blockchain technology to an audience at the 70th CFA Institute Annual Conference. Read More

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Will China’s GDP Surpass That of the US in This Decade?

By some measurements, China’s economy has already overtaken the United States — but investors should keep some important facts in mind. Read More

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Crowdsourcing Investment Insights: How and Why It Works

A trio of entrepreneurs explain how their startup companies are harnessing the power of social media and online collaboration to enhance investment research. Read More

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