Henry Cao


Henry Cao is an enthusiastic young business professional with diverse experience in the private sector, public sector, entrepreneurship, and non-profit organization. He is currently working as a Research Analyst at FreeThink Capital, an Edmonton based institutional money manager that utilizes market-neutral and long-only strategies to manager over $1 billion in assets. In his spare time, Henry enjoys a good game of badminton as well as catching-up with friends over a cup of coffee.


Master of Business Administration (MBA), University of Toronto, 2015
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), University of Toronto, 2012

Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Level 3 Completed, 2014
Investment Performance Measurement (CIPM) Level 2 Completed, 2015
Financial Risk Manager (FRM) Part 2 Completed, 2016
Canadian Securities Course (CSC) Completed, 2013
Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Level 2 Candidate, 2016

Professional Experience

Research Analyst,  FreeThink Capital (November 2015 to Present)
Research Analyst, Investment Industry Association of Canada
Research Associate, Big Tree Capital Partners
Co-Founder (Partnership), HF Insurance
Market Researcher, Imperial Tobacco Canada
Account Manager, Imperial Tobacco Canada
Business Analyst, Ontario Ministry of Government and Consumer Services

Academic Experience

Teaching Assistant & Scholar:
• Managerial Economics (RSM1210, Rotman MBA)
• Capital Market Theory (RSM332, Rotman Commerce)
• Principles of Finance (MGFB10, UTSC BBA)
• Money and Banking (ECMC48, UTSC BBA)
• Introduction to Macroeconomics: A Mathematical Approach (MGEA06, UTSC BBA)
• Macroeconomic Theory and Policy: A Mathematical Approach (MGEB06, UTSC BBA)
• The Economics of Canadian Public Policy (MGEC38, UTSC BBA)
• Introduction to Management (MGTA01, UTSC BBA)
• Business Communication (MGTC36, UTSC BBA)

     Professional Interest

          Equity Valuation
          Portfolio Management
          Systematic/Rule-Based Investing
          Personal Finance

     Personal Interest

          Watching documentaries
          Canadian politics

     Favourite Academia

          Aswath Damodaran
          Robert Shiller

     Favourite Books

          Flash Boys
          Liar's Poker
          The Black Swan