Rui Zhao

Lead Portfolio Manager for China Opportunities Strategy

Rui Zhao, PhD, CFA, Director and portfolio manager, is a member of the Asia Pacific and Emerging Markets Equity group within BlackRock's Scientific Active Equity team. She is responsible for developing and managing the China Opportunities Fund.

Dr. Zhao's service with the firm dates back to 2006. Previously she was a portfolio manager and research analyst for the New York based Quantitative Equity team, as well as a researcher on the Developed Markets team inthe Scientific Active Equity group. Prior to joining BlackRock in 2006, Dr. Zhao has focused on research on empirical asset pricing and hedge fund performance, and published papers in both academic and practitionerjournals, including Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Investment Management and Alpha Magazine. In 2003, she was a part-time associate at Citigroup, developing a market impact model for block trade. In 2000, she was an accountmanager with Joyo.com Limited, China's largest online bookstore (acquired by Amazon.com in 2004).

Dr. Zhao earned a BS degree, with honors, in statistics and a BA degree in economics, both from Peking University, and a PhD in finance from Columbia Business School.

Rui Zhao

Lead Portfolio Manager for China Opportunities Strategy

Rui Zhao, PhD, CFA, Director and portfolio manager, is a member of the Asia Pacific and Emerging Markets Equity group within BlackRock's Scientific Active Equity team. She is responsible for developing and managing the China Opportunities Fund.

Dr. Zhao's service with the firm dates back to 2006. Previously she was a portfolio manager and research analyst for the New York based Quantitative Equity team, as well as a researcher on the Developed Markets team inthe Scientific Active Equity group. Prior to joining BlackRock in 2006, Dr. Zhao has focused on research on empirical asset pricing and hedge fund performance, and published papers in both academic and practitionerjournals, including Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Investment Management and Alpha Magazine. In 2003, she was a part-time associate at Citigroup, developing a market impact model for block trade. In 2000, she was an accountmanager with Joyo.com Limited, China's largest online bookstore (acquired by Amazon.com in 2004).

Dr. Zhao earned a BS degree, with honors, in statistics and a BA degree in economics, both from Peking University, and a PhD in finance from Columbia Business School.