Lei Zhao is an Assistant Professor in Finance at ESCP Europe, where he teaches postgraduate courses in Portfolio Management, and Derivatives. He holds a PhD in Finance from the ICMA Centre, University of Reading. Prior to joining ESCP Europe in 2015, he was a teaching assistant at the University of Reading. He also worked for a commercial bank and an annuity trustee company in China. He passed all three levels of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exam.
Lei has an active research interest in credit, liquidity and systemic risk, financial (bank) regulation and financial econometrics. He has presented his work at leading academic conferences, such as the meetings of the Financial Management Association (FMA) and Paris December Finance Meetings.