Dr Xiaoliang Zhao is the head of Fixed Income and Absolute Return Department of CIC. Dr Zhao joined CIC in 2012, and was the co-head of the hedge fund investment team before being promoted to the head of department in April 2016. He started his career at Wachovia in 1999, and worked at Mizuho Financial Group, Citigroup and Thales Fund Management in NY, and Andante Fund Management in HK. He received a BS degree from Beijing University in Mathematics and a PhD from Columbia University in Statistics. He is a CFA Charterholder.