Kathryn Zhao is the Global Head of Electronic Trading at Cantor Fitzgerald. She has successfully rolled out the algorithmic trading suite (the Precision Algo Platform) cross asset classes, including equity, foreign exchange and fixed income. Now it is expanding into cryptocurrencies.
Kathryn joined Cantor Fitzgerald from JPMorgan where she was the Global Head of Algorithmic Quantitative Research. She started at JPMorgan as the Head of Linear Quantitative Research in Asia where she spent about five years before relocating to New York to take on the role as Global Head of Algorithmic Quantitative Research. She was leading quantitative research efforts for Electronic Trading, Delta-One, ETF Market Making, Automated Market Making, Cash, Central Risk Book, as well as Block Trading.
Prior to JPMorgan, Kathryn worked at Deutsche Bank, based in Hong Kong, where she started as a portfolio trader before she took over the Electronic Trading team for APAC. Her portfolio trading experience, deep knowledge in Asian markets microstructure as well as her strong quantitative background builds a unique and strong foundation for her electronic trading career.
Strong research professional graduated from Cornell University, Kathryn is an experienced quant with a demonstrated history in the financial services industry, skilled in Electronic Trading across Asset Classes, Market Microstructure, Data Analysis and Portfolio Management.
Kathryn graduated from Cornell University and Purdue University with double degrees in Statistics and Finance.