Senior Vice President, Chief Investment Officer
Victor Zhang is senior vice president and chief investment officer for American Century Investments®. In this role, 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, and Multi-Asset Strategies as well as the firm’s Global Trading; Environment, Social, Governance (ESG) & Sustainable Investing; and Global Analytics groups. This group is comprised of more than 190 investment professionals, including portfolio managers, analysts, traders and researchers.
Mr. Zhang is a member of the firm's Management Committee and chairs the Asset Allocation Committee and the Investment Oversight Committee. He is 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, a division of Wilshire Associates and a member of Wilshire Associates' 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 Associates, 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 served as board member to the UCLA Foundation.