Senior Economist - China

  • Aidan joined Investment Managers in December 2013 as China Economist.

  • Prior to joining AXA IM, Aidan was a senior financial market analyst at the Hong Kong Monetary Authority for two years. Before the HKMA, Aidan started his career at the Reserve Bank of New Zealand in 2007, serving as an economist and later senior financial market analyst until late 2011.

  • Aidan holds a master degree in Finance (2006) and a bachelor degree in economics and finance (2005) from the University of Otago (NZ). He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst, CFA.

  • Aidan is the author of a number of scientific articles published in academic and central bank journals:

    • "What are the Challenges and Problems Facing China's Outward Portfolio Investment? Evidence from the Qualified Domestic Institutional Investor Scheme" Yao, A and Wang, H.L. International Finance Review, 2013
    • "Is Bankruptcy Costly? Recent Evidence on the Magnitudes and Determinants of Indirect Bankruptcy Costs"  Gurmeet, S.B and Yao, A. Journal of Applied Finance & Banking, 2011
    • "New Zealand's Emergency Liquidity Measures during the Global Financial Crisis" Yao, A. and Cassino, E., Reserve Bank of New Zealand Bulletin Article, 2011