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Larry Cao, CFA

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Biography

Larry Cao, CFA, is director of content at CFA Institute, where he serves as a thought leader for Asia-focused content, events, and conferences. Previously, he served as senior client education and product communications manager for the Asia-Pacific region at HSBC. Cao also served as a fixed-income portfolio manager at the People’s Bank of China. He also worked at Munder Capital Management, where he managed US and international equity portfolios, and at Morningstar, where he developed financial planning solutions and managed asset allocation strategies for a global financial institution clientele. Cao was a visiting scholar at the MIT Sloan School of Management and holds an MBA from the University of Notre Dame.

Author's Posts
Top 10 Steven Eisman Quotes from Hong Kong

“I don’t see any financial crisis in the near future," Steven Eisman told delegates at the 71st CFA Institute Annual Conference.

Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Investment Management

What’s the road map for artificial intelligence (AI) in investment management? Larry Cao, CFA, shares his perspective in the final installment of his three-part series exploring AI's impact on investment management.

Portfolio Managers, Artificial Intelligence Is Coming for Your Jobs

Artificial intelligence (AI) is coming to the investment world. Given AI's superior computing power and lack of behavioral biases, some in the investment industry and academic circles believe it will come to dominate the sector.

Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning: A Primer

We are witnessing the beginning of the artificial intelligence (AI) era. So what do investment managers need to know about AI, deep learning, and machine learning? Larry Cao, CFA, weighs in.

Avoid Unintended Bets in Your Investment Portfolio

Northern Trust CIO Robert P. Browne, CFA, discussed how asset allocation decisions are made using quantitative methods, while the underlying (active) portfolios are often run by managers from the fundamental school of investing, at the 70th CFA Institute Annual Conference.

Blockchain 101 with Campbell R. Harvey

So, what is blockchain? What will it do to our industry? Campbell R. Harvey led an extended presentation on the subject.

The Fintech Files: Understanding Blockchain

Blockchain is an often discussed, rarely understood topic. What is it all about? What changes will it bring to financial services? What are the benefits and road blocks? Larry Cao, CFA, asked Jennifer Qin of Deloitte for her take on these questions.

The Fintech Files: Three Truths and Two Myths

Neal Cross, chief innovation officer of DBS, shared three truths and two myths about fintech with Larry Cao, CFA, in the latest installment of the Fintech Files.

The Fintech Files: Who Will Dominate Mobile Payments?

Of all the uses of fintech, mobile payment is arguably the one in which traditional financial institutions have lost the most share. Who will dominate mobile payments on a global scale? Larry Cao, CFA, explored the issue with Ken Chew, managing director of DBS Bank’s consumer finance business.

Blockchain Technology: What Will Be Its Biggest Bang?

Though blockchain technology has enormous promise, it has yet to gain many entry points into the finance industry. So where is the technology most likely to be applied over the next five years? We asked CFA Institute Financial NewsBrief readers for their assessment. Larry Cao, CFA, analyzes the results.



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