David Yao

CFA, FRM

David Yao is Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Financial Risk Manager (FRM), and member of CAIA Association. He serves as analyst at ILS Advisers and focuses on the fund research and portfolio management.

Before joining the company, he worked for a Private Equity Fund as investment manager, where he was responsible for the M&A business in China. In his role, he led M&A projects, extended business network and conducted strategic planning for the company.

Previously he was a financial analyst in an energy company listed in Hong Kong and corporate finance manager in an environmental protection company listed in Singapore. During his tenure, he played a key role in carrying out corporate finance activities of these listed companies. After receiving a bachelor degree of management at the University of International Business and Economics in China, and master degree of finance in Hong Kong Baptist University, he started his finance career in Hong Kong.

Born and grown up in China, he speaks native Mandarin, Cantonese, and fluent English. David resides in Hong Kong.