Casey Gao

  • Professional Experience and Education
    • Adama (China) Investment Co. Ltd.
    • CIP-China Center for Asia Pacific
    • MBA, University of International Business and Economics (Class of 2023)
    • CFA Level I program candidate
    • Professional Diploma in Conference Interpreting certified by the EU Directorate-General for Interpretation (SCIC)
    • Master’s degree in conference interpreting & Bachelor’s degree in English, UIBE
  • Why did you join Piacente?

    Having worked in corporate M&A and investor relations in my previous job, I’m fascinated by the capital markets and particularly investor relations. As a leading IR firm with extensive expertise, Piacente offers incredible opportunities to advance in the field – working for Piacente will broaden my horizons and utilize my talents.

  • What aspect of IR do you enjoy most?

    Working on earning call scripts and press releases and polishing them until they shine is a very gratifying experience that combines my enthusiasm for IR with my passion for English writing. A refined and elegant style highlights a company’s performance and makes a favorable impression on investors, and learning about a company’s business model in the process is always inspiring and eye-opening.

  • What is the most important value Piacente provides to its clients?

    Piacente works side-by-side with clients as their partner to develop a customized IR program. We take the time to learn about our clients’ business and unique needs to provide tailored IR solutions and in-depth financial communications.

  • What part of your background has helped you succeed in IR?

    My previous work experience in investor relations and corporate M&A ushered me into the fascinating world of IR. Years of training and working as a professional interpreter/translator has enhanced my English language proficiency and ability to translate Chinese and English as well as my understanding of financial communications and IR messaging. My CFA Level I and MBA studies deepened my knowledge of the capital markets and company operations, enabling me to better understand clients’ business and communicate company value to investors.

  • What do you think makes Piacente a unique place to work?

    Piacente is home to a dynamic team of highly competent and efficient professionals. Working alongside them is a great learning experience. Piacente also provides exposure to an exceptional array of innovative companies and industries. It’s exciting to observe and communicate their growth and vitality to the wider market.