Senior Research Analyst
- 8 Years with the firm
- 15 Years of industry experience
Tao is a senior research analyst providing core research to domestic, global and emerging markets quantitative equity models, as well as designing, enhancing and maintaining the production models for the firm's quantitative equity portfolios. He attends investment team meetings, actively participates in portfolio management and works with strategists. He has strong interests in the disciplined integration of fundamental and quantitative research, as well as alternative data and machine learning techniques.
Prior to joining the firm at the beginning of 2013, Tao was a senior researcher at Zebra Capital Management, responsible for core alpha research and co-managing global quantitative equity long-short and long only portfolios. Prior to Zebra Capital, Tao was a lead researcher and risk manager at LYZ Capital Advisors, another start-up quantitative equity hedge fund, heading the research and risk management team.
Tao earned a MS in finance from University of Rochester, an MA in economics from Ohio State University, and a BA in economics from Peking University, China.
Experience listed may include partial year periods.