Chief Investment Officer, Senior Vice President
Victor Zhang is senior vice president and chief investment officer for American Century Investments®. A financial industry veteran since 1996, Mr. Zhang oversees the discipline CIOs and investment teams managing client assets across the firm's various disciplines: Global Fixed Income, Global Value Equity, Global Growth Equity, Disciplined Equity, Multi-Asset Strategies and Private Equity as well as the firm’s Global Trading, Sustainable Research, and Global Analytics groups. In total, these teams are comprised of more than 195 investment professionals, including portfolio managers, client portfolio managers, analysts, traders, and researchers. In addition, Mr. Zhang has responsibility for the Global Institutional group, which works closely with investment teams and the firm’s institutional clients around the world.
Mr. Zhang is a member of the firm's Management Committee and chairs the Asset Allocation Committee and the Investment Oversight Committee. He is also co-executive sponsor of American Century’s Pride business resource group, which represents members of the LGBTQ community and their colleagues, family members, and friends and fosters an inclusive environment to ensure LGBTQ employees feel safe, welcome and valued in the workplace.
Prior to joining the company in 2014, Mr. Zhang was the president and chief investment officer of Wilshire Funds Management and a member of Wilshire Advisors' Board of Directors. As president, he was responsible for the overall strategic direction of Wilshire Funds Management. As chief investment officer and chair of the Investment Committee, he led all investment activities of the group across all asset classes and strategies, including multi-asset, manager research and selection, portfolio management, product development and risk management. Prior to joining Wilshire Advisors, he served as director of investments and held other senior investment positions with Bank of Montreal. Mr. Zhang began his career as a consultant with the global professional services firm Ernst & Young, LLP.
Mr. Zhang earned his bachelor's degree in business economics from the University of California, Los Angeles. He is a prior board member of the UCLA Foundation and currently serves as a member of the board of trustees for the University of Missouri, Kansas City.