Paul Kao is a senior foreign exchange trader with Silicon Valley Bank. With over 15 years experiences in foreign exchange, Kao provides FX risk management advisory to a portfolio of top-tier Venture Capital, Private Equity and multi-national high-tech firms. Kao provides clients with customized FX research and analysis, assisting them in identifying FX risk, minimizing FX cost and maximizing profits through spot, forwards, options and structured product markets.
Kao also has extensive experience in international banking, commercial lending and private banking. Before joining the FX team at SVB, Kao was a member of Silicon Valley Bank's Northern Technology team, responsible for underwriting credit facilities to publicly traded technology companies. Prior to joining SVB, Kao worked for Bank of America, Private Banking Group, managing a portfolio of high net-worth individual accounts. Kao also worked in Asia for 5 years for several major money center banks.
Kao holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from University of North Carolina at Charlotte and has been a member of Monte Jade Science & Technology Association since 2002.