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Chris Cao, Ph.D, CFA

Managing Director

Chris Cao, Ph.D, CFA

Chris Cao is a member of Barings’ Quantitative Management Equity Group. He is responsible for managing the Enhanced Core, Enhanced Core Growth and Enhanced Core Value strategies. Chris has worked in the industry since 1998 and his experience has encompassed equity research, portfolio management and trade execution. Prior to joining the firm in 2001, he served as a senior quantitative analyst at INVESCO, where he was responsible for the development of computer-driven, model-based investment strategies and risk management capabilities. Before INVESCO, he worked as a quantitative analyst at Aeltus Investment Management, where he focused on building analytical models for active stock selection. Chris holds a B.S. from Wuhan University, an M.S. from both Beijing Institute of Technology and Boston College, a Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Michigan and is a member of the CFA Institute.