Xiang Gao, CAIA, Chapter Executive

Head of Research Center for Finance, Shanghai Business School

CAIA Member since 2012

Xiang Gao has been actively involved in the CAIA exam working group and founding chapter activities in China. He is currently an Associate Professor at the School of International Business and Administration at the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics. His research interests focus on the effect of a country’s institutional quality on private external borrowing, the quantification of operational risk, and China’s alternative investment products. He earned a Bachelor of International Economics and Trade from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, a master of Economics from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and a Doctoral degree in Economics from Iowa State University. In addition to the CAIA designation, he also holds the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst), the FRM (Financial Risk Manager), and the FAIQ (CII) (Financial Advisers’ International Qualification) designation. He is also the founder of the first operational risk event data vendor---CORD (Chinese Operational Risk Database, www.cord-oprisk.com)--- in China.