Patty Ye Cao '12, China

Research Analyst
Aberdeen Asset Management, London, UK

Patty focuses on emerging markets debt portfolio management.

Other Post-Fletcher Employment
Graduate Rotational Program
Aberdeen Asset Management, London, UK, Singapore, Sao Paulo Brazil, and Philadelphia, PA

The Fletcher impact:  
My Fletcher experience redefined the word "possibility" in my dictionary. With the help of a Fletcher alumnus, I had the opportunity to work on development projects at the World Bank. It is also with the help of the Fletcher network that I was able to connect with potential employers in different aspects of the asset management industry. Throughout the process of writing my thesis and taking classes at both Fletcher and Harvard, I was fascinated by the topic of sovereign debt -- the perfect juncture of economic, political, and legal studies. Needless to say, I incredibly excited to now work in this field.

Looking back on the Fletcher community: The most surprising thing for me about my Fletcher experience were the close and life-changing relationships I built in this tight-knit community. Now I have dozens of friends, who share my dreams to change the world, in every corner on this planet. My job now takes me to different parts of the world, but I truly feel at home with all my Fletcher friends no matter where I am.

Favorite Book:


Favorite Author:

Hua Yu

Favorite City:


Favorite Landmark/Site:

Space needle in Seattle

Global issue that brought you to Fletcher:

Impact and future patterns of large amount of capital inflow to emerging markets

Fields of Study

  • International Business and Economic Law
    International Finance and Banking

Activities involved in at Fletcher

Education before Fletcher

  • B.A., International Economics and Trade, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Experience before Fletcher

  • Morgan Stanley Institutional Equity Division; Shanghai & Hong Kong, China
    Summer Intern, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu; Shanghai, China
    Intern, Bosch Group; Shanghai, China


  • Mandarin

Summer Internship

  • The Global Environment Facility (trust fund with The World Bank) - Washington, D.C.

Fletcher Thesis

  • GDP Warrant Design for Greek Debt Restructuring--Lessons from the Argentine Default