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Frank Yao

Frank Yao

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About Frank Yao

Frank Yao was born in Shanghai in 1961. He started his career as a professor at the Shanghai University of Technology in 1987. In 1993 he started his investment career by joining Dow Jones as mortgage-backed securities analyst. Over the last sixteen years he has joined different companies such as Goldman Sachs, Alpha AM, Berens Capital, HuaAn Fund Management and Avenue Capital. Frank joined Neuberger Berman, Asia in 2008 where he is the managing director as well as a fund manager. His investment style is active and Frank bases it on intensive research, bottom up and a macro overlay with a value-bias. He holds a masters degree in Finance from the Stern School of Business at New York University and he is member of the standing committee of the Chinese people's political consultative conference (CPPCC) in Shanghai Pudong. Frank also sits on the QDII Expert Committee for China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC). Away from fund management he enjoys tennis.

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Citywire Rating: AAA rated


  • MRated A in Mar 2012
  • ARated A in Apr 2012
  • MRated A in May 2012
  • JRated A in Jun 2012
  • JRated A in Jul 2012
  • ARated A in Aug 2012
  • SRated A in Sep 2012
  • ORated A in Oct 2012
  • NRated A in Nov 2012
  • DRated A in Dec 2012


  • JRated A in Jan 2013
  • FRated A in Feb 2013
  • MRated A in Mar 2013
  • ARated A in Apr 2013
  • MRated A in May 2013
  • JRated A in Jun 2013
  • JRated A in Jul 2013
  • ARated A in Aug 2013
  • SRated Plus in Sep 2013
  • ONot rated in Oct 2013
  • NRated Plus in Nov 2013
  • DNot rated in Dec 2013


  • JRated Plus in Jan 2014
  • FRated A in Feb 2014
  • MRated Plus in Mar 2014
  • ARated Plus in Apr 2014
  • MNot rated in May 2014
  • JRated Plus in Jun 2014
  • JRated Plus in Jul 2014
  • ANot rated in Aug 2014
  • SNot rated in Sep 2014
  • ONot rated in Oct 2014
  • NRated Plus in Nov 2014
  • DNot rated in Dec 2014


  • JRated Plus in Jan 2015
  • FRated A in Feb 2015
  • MRated A in Mar 2015
  • ARated A in Apr 2015
  • MRated A in May 2015
  • JRated A in Jun 2015
  • JRated A in Jul 2015
  • ARated AA in Aug 2015
  • SRated AA in Sep 2015
  • ORated AA in Oct 2015
  • NRated AA in Nov 2015
  • DRated AA in Dec 2015


  • JRated AA in Jan 2016
  • FRated A in Feb 2016
  • MRated AA in Mar 2016
  • ARated AA in Apr 2016
  • MRated AA in May 2016
  • JRated AA in Jun 2016
  • JRated AA in Jul 2016
  • ARated AA in Aug 2016
  • SRated AA in Sep 2016
  • ORated AA in Oct 2016
  • NRated AA in Nov 2016
  • DRated AA in Dec 2016


  • JRated AA in Jan 2017
  • FRated A in Feb 2017
  • MRated AA in Mar 2017
  • ARated AA in Apr 2017
  • MRated AAA in May 2017
  • JRated AAA in Jun 2017
  • JRated AAA in Jul 2017
  • ARated AAA in Aug 2017
  • SRated AAA in Sep 2017
  • ORated AA in Oct 2017
  • NRated AAA in Nov 2017
  • DRated AAA in Dec 2017


  • JRated AA in Jan 2018
  • FRated AAA in Feb 2018
  • MRated AAA in Mar 2018


Equity - Greater China
over : 28/02/2017 - 28/02/2018
Manager Return
1 Mattia Nocera 67.6%
2 Lihui Tang 60.2%
3 Frank Yao 59.8%
4 Lilian Co 56.6%
5 Michael Wan 53.8%
5 Daisy Kong 53.8%

Total Return

Month by Month Performance

Quarterly Performance

to 01/01/2018 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2017 65.6% 14.0% 16.2% 11.2% 12.5%
2016 -4.1% -7.9% 0.3% 12.8% -7.9%
2015 0.7% 4.6% 10.5% -21.0% 10.2%
2014 22.0% -3.7% 5.8% 5.0% 14.0%
2013 -8.5% 8.2% 7.0%

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Citywire Discovery Source: Citywire Discovery Performance is for the period shown (month end to month end, bid/bid, gross income reinvested, calculated in the currency and currencies indicated)..Portions of the information contained on this page was derived by Citywire Financial Publishers Ltd using content supplied by Lipper, A Reuters Company.