Ricky Chang holds a Bachelor of Arts in Applied Mathematics from Baruch College, where he was on the Dean’s List. He was a summer analyst at Standard and Poor’s, and researched interest rates and exchange rates as an economic research assistant at Haver Analytics. He plans to pursue a quantitative trading position at a proprietary firm or hedge fund, and is also interested in a quantitative development job at an investment bank. In his free time he enjoys poker, biking, and basketball.
I chose the Baruch MFE Program because I saw the strong involvement of the faculty and the alumni in developing the students. The interest in the growth of current students is genuinely shown as alumni frequently provide advice on the private forum. The high job placement and low costs are only additions to the benefit of close-knit talented peers.
Weiyi Chen holds a Bachelor’s of Engineering and a Bachelor’s of Science from Tsinghua University, having double majored in Computer Science and Finance, graduating with honors. Weiyi has worked as a quantitative analyst for JP Morgan of Beijing and Lucena Research in Atlanta, as well as a research analyst for Citibank in Hong Kong. Weiyi also served as a teaching assistant for Georgia Institute of Technology’s Computational Investing course. Weiyi’s academic honors include the Xuetang Academic Elite Scholarship and National Scholarship for Overseas Training from Tsinghua University, a Baidu Scholarship from Baidu Inc., and the International Scholarship for Outstanding Young Scholars from Berkeley, plus two gold medals in China’s Physics Olympiad. Weiyi plans to focus on quantitative trading, front desk quantitative analysis, or statistical arbitrage. In his free time, Weiyi enjoys swimming and brewing exotic coffees.
I joined Baruch because of its dedicated professors and directors.
Chao Feng holds a mathematics and finance double major from Renmin University and a Master in Finance also from Renmin Univeristy. Chao interned at HSBC Bank (China) Company Ltd., where he worked on the Non-bank Team in the Financial Institution Group. His honors include a National First Prize in the Mathematical Contest in Modeling for 2011, plus National Scholarships to Renmin University in the years 2011 and 2012. He plans to pursue a career in Quantitative Analysis, Modeling or Risk Management, dealing with derivatives, in an investment bank or a hedge fund company. His hobbies include poker, table tennis, badminton, soccer, rowing, accordion, Chinese chess, music, movies and travelling.
I chose Baruch’s MFE program because of its challenging curriculum, strong faculty, small class size, and outstanding career services.”
Bo(Jessica) Feng holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Economics from Peking University, as well as a Master of Arts in Economics from New York University. She has interned with Fulcrum Securities, where she worked as a trading assistant and research analyst to monitor market movements of specific equities and commodities and conducted fundamental analysis on equities. Her honors at Peking University include the Xiaguang Scholarship, the Principal’s Fund, and Excellence in Social Work. She plans to pursue a career in portfolio management for either an investment bank or a hedge fund. In her free time, she enjoys piano, guitar, mystery novels, Texas Hold’em, and traveling.
I chose the MFE program at Baruch College attracts me with its world-class education, top career service, strong alumni network, and professors’ dedication.”
I chose Baruch MFE program because of its excellent curriculum, committed faculty, and strong alumni network.”
Jing Qiu He holds a Bachelor’s of Art in Economics with a concentration in Finance from the University of Virginia, where he graduated cum laude. He has previously worked at Quantworx LLC as a data analyst, where he performed analysis of historical data in various markets and economic data, assisted in back-testing and optimization, and assisted in developing a Risk Management process. He currently works with the NYPD as computer software associate, where he performs data collection and analyzes statistics to identify potential trends and patterns in unlawful activities for certain geographical locations. His honors include a Mayor’s Graduate Scholarship and Navy-Marine Corps Commendation Medals for excellence in service. He intends to become a quantitative analyst in a trading desk or hedge funds. In his free time he follows a strict workout regimen, including mountain trail runs, and enjoys reading novels, listening to audio books, and golfing.
I chose Baruch because of its sense of camaraderie, and the way professors prioritize individual attention to their students.”
Peiquing (Ray) He holds a Bachelor of Science with Honor in Physics from CUNY Queens College, where he also minored in Mathematics and Computer Science. He most recently held a position with JP Morgan Chase (Securitized Product Group), where he was Application Lead, and managed the middle office automation project, trained new and junior developers, assigned development tasks, and prioritized project deliverables. His honors include the Ferdinand J. Shore Physics Award. He plans to pursue a career in quantitative trading and portfolio management. In his free time, he enjoys reading, jogging, and playing video games.
I chose Baruch’s MFE Program because of its balanced curriculum, top notch faculty, excellent career services, and the high reputation of the program.”
Scott Hounsell holds a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he was a Tau Beta Pi and graduated cum laude. Previously, he interned at Capital One Financial, where he worked in Card Operations under Strategic Improvement for the Site Analytics team, and implemented statistical analysis techniques to determine the significance of new site functionalities. His honors include membership in the Alpha Eta Mu Beta Biomedical Engineering Honor Society, a Rensselaer Leadership Award, The Jim Kinnier Scholarship, and the Lieutenant Thomas Kelly Memorial Scholarship. He plans to pursue a career as a quantitative trader at a prop firm or hedge fund. In his free time, he enjoys weightlifting, cooking, baseball, and studying foreign languages. He is also a first-rate juggler.
I chose Baruch for two reasons: First, I was thoroughly impressed with the teaching in the seminar courses, which indicated to me that the full program would have at least the same level of quality and dedication from the instructors. Second, what I learned about the program while taking the seminars, particularly from the enrolled students during the information session, reinforced my personal research into the quality of the program. In particular, I would highlight the success of graduates and the superb placement network within the Baruch MFE program as the two most important features, which demonstrate its practicality and results-oriented nature.”
Xia Hua holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Mathematics from Nanyang Technological University and a Ph.D in Computational Economics from Nanyang Technological University. He has worked as a seismic imager for a geophysical company, where he created sophisticated subsurface images from this raw geophysical data. He plans to pursue a career in quantitative risk management. In his free time, he enjoys travelling, playing soccer, and digital painting.
I chose Baruch MFE for its cutting-edge curriculum, dedicated faculty, and good future career opportunities.”
Jingjing Jia holds a Bachelor of Science from FuDan University and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from North Carolina State University. He was also a Postdoctoral Fellow at Mount Sinai Medical Center, where he did research in medical/health related fields. He plans to seek a career in portfolio management or risk control at either an investment bank or a hedge fund. In his free time, he enjoys reading, playing badminton, and music.
I chose Baruch because the curriculum is proficient and practical. Professors are supportive and dedicated, and classmates and alumnus are helpful and friendly.”
Lucy Jiang holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Fordham University, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. She entered Hawkins Delafield & Wood LLP as a financial analyst, where her main duties were preparing various financial analyses relating to arbitrage compliance of tax-exempt bonds to the regulations and producing legal opinions. She also began reviewing analysts’ works and interviewing new candidates after her promotion to financial consultant. She plans to pursue a career as a quantitative developer or a quantitative researcher. She enjoys travel in order to see new things, experience different cultures, and try new cuisine, as well as painting and photography. Her favorite sport is snowboarding.
I chose Baruch MFE because, in addition to being among the top rated financial engineering program, it offers a cutting edge curriculum, dedicated faculty, and supportive career services.”
Dion Joren holds a Bachelor’s of Science, in Economics & Business Administration at VU University in Amsterdam, Netherlands, where he graduated Cum Laude, and specialized in Quantitative Finance. During his undergraduate work, Dion assisted in the research of AR heteroskedasticity in oil and gas futures, as well as the evaluation and construction of SMC methods with application to unobserved component models. He also lectured in Financial Management, and spent a post-graduate year to focus on rigorous quantitative coursework in Mathematics, Economics, and programming through VU’s BSc in Mathematics program and BSc in Econometrics & Operational Research program. He is interested in pursuing a career in quantitative trading or structured finance, preferably with a strong emphasis on quantitative analysis and financial modeling. In his free time, he enjoys cooking, running, and practicing Kung Fu.
I chose Baruch’s MFE program because of its rigorous curriculum, high pragmatic focus and outstanding career support. The small classes, methodical design, and sense of community underpinned by its committed faculty make for an exceptional atmosphere and exactly what I was looking for in a top tier MFE program.”
Zhenfeng Liang holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the National School of Development of Peking University, and a Bachelor of Engineering in Electronic Packaging Technology from Beijing Institute of Technology. He was a teaching assistant, for C++ Programming for Financial Engineering course on QuantNet.com. He was awarded the People’s Scholarship, six times from 2011- 2013. He plans to pursue a career as a desk quant or quant developer in an investment bank. In his free time, he enjoys music, basketball, and poker.
I chose Baruch because of its great career service and challenging curriculum. I’m especially pleased that Baruch MFE focuses on programming.”
Lily Liao holds a Bachelor’s Degree Finance and Accounting in South Western University of Finance and Economics, as well as a Master’s Degree in Global Finance from Fordham University, and she has passed CFA level 2. She has held positions with HSBC, where she did financial statement analysis and ran corporate credit reports, and the Agricultural Bank Of China, where she worked in client relationship building. Her paper, “Financial Challenges Facing SME in China: Reasons and Solutions,” was published in the Journal of Investment and Cooperation in 2012.
I chose Baruch because of its impressive job placement, unparalleled networking opportunities and perfect location.”
Scott Lin holds a Bachelor of Science from New York University, Stern School of Business, with a double major in Finance and Accounting and minor in Mathematics. He is also a lifetime member of Beta Alpha Psi Business Honor Society. After graduation, he started an online poker consulting business, where he taught a short stack strategy with knowledge of Nash Equilibrium, game theory, human psychology, and risk management. To implement the strategy he worked closely with SQL programmers to create a proprietary statistical database used to model competitors’ strategic tendencies. He also managed his own trading and brokering system in emerging digital currency (bitcoins). He is interested in continuing his career as a trader or desk quant. In his free time he enjoys photography, and for the last two years has been photographing for the style blog ANECDOCHE.
I chose Baruch because after taking the pre-MFE seminars, I was incredibly impressed by the rigorous curriculum, dedicated staff, and plentiful career opportunities provided by the program.”
Wei Liu holds a Bachelor of Science in Physics from Fudan University, and PhD in Physics from the City College of New York, where he was a Research and Teaching Assistant. He was a Visiting Researcher in Tulane University’s Department of Physics. His awards include the PSC-CUNY Regular Competition Awards in Physics, a Scholarship for Fundamental Sciences and a First Prize Freshman Scholarship from Fudan University, and the First Prize in National High School Physics Olympiad. He has published in Physical Review B and PLoS ONE. He plans to pursue a career as a quant at an investment bank or hedge fund. In his free time, he enjoys basketball, football, and cooking.
I chose Baruch MFE program because in addition to being a top-ranked program, it has small class sizes, good internship opportunities, and excellent cultural diversity.”
Xuefei Liu holds a Bachelor of Economics with a major in Finance and a minor in Applied Mathematics from Peking University. He has held internships with China Galaxy Securities Co., Ltd., where he worked in the Derivatives Department and participated in proposing the supervising procedure of collateral repo of stocks, and Hongyuan Securities Co., Ltd., where he worked in the Fixed-Income Securities Department and took part in the research on the current situation of China bond market and business strategy of bond products. His awards include the Taishin Holdings Scholarship for Finance Majors, and the 20th Challenge Cup Academic Contest of Peking University, where he earned Second Place with his topic: “Influence of Urbanization on Energy Consumption: Case Study of Beijing.” He is interested in becoming a trader at an investment bank. In his spare time he play guitar, and is organizing a club for the study of Confucian philosophy.
I chose Baruch because of the personal attention provided by the faculty, (particularly Professor Gatheral) its ideal location, and the dedication of professors like Dr. Stefanica.”
Jun Liu holds a Bachelor of Science from China Agricultural University and a Master of Science with a focus on Landscape Architecture, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Jun held a position as a landscape architect associate with Arnold Associates, where she implemented all design phases from concepts, design and rendering, and participated in design meetings and project site visits. Jun is interested in a career in quantitative analysis, risk management, and algorithmic trading. Jun enjoys skiing, travel, photography, painting watercolors, and exploring worldwide cuisine.
I chose Baruch because I was impressed by the dedicated faculty and well-organized courses during Pre-MFE Seminars. Also because of its cutting edge curriculum, and superior location in New York.”
Thomas Liu holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from Jilin Institute of Technology. He has extensive experience in application integration, database design, and application development, and is experienced on both .NET and Java platforms. Thomas plans to pursue a career in algorithmic trading, ideally a quantitative role at a hedge fund. Thomas enjoys chess and cross-country jogging in his free time.
I chose Baruch’s MFE Program after attending the Pre-MFE seminars, because it has an outstanding faculty, a supportive alumni network and excellent placement records.”
Alex Miller holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics from Wesleyan University. He has held a position with Epic Software in Madison, Wisconsin, where he wrote code to efficiently retrieve and analyze medical data for large health care organizations, used Caché, SQL, Excel, and Crystal Reports. His organization of issue resolution resulted in a 30% drop in high-and critical-priority issues in Indiana over three months. He also created and analyzed Crystal Reports, providing recommendations that improved schedule slot utilization for a Massachusetts-based client and raised profits 10% over two months. He plans to work as a desk quant, performing derivatives pricing at a hedge fund. In his spare time he enjoys creating crossword puzzles for submission to the New York Times, and playing Ultimate Frisbee.
I chose Baruch because I was impressed during the pre-MFE courses by the level of rigor and the passion of the faculty. The emphasis on strong career services and a curriculum that will be applicable to the current job market was a key factor, as was the location.”
Yun Peng holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Science from the Kuang Yaming Honors School of Nanjing University, where he majored in Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, as well as a PhD in Mathematics from Louisiana State University, where he concentrates on Stochastic Analysis. He previously held a position with the Louisiana Highway Safety Research Group, where he was an analyst on text mining. His publications include “Ito Formula and Girsanov Theorem for Anticipating Stochastic Integrals,” and “Generalization of the Anticipative Girsanov Theorem, both published in Communications on Stochastic Analysis. He plans to seek a career in quantitative modeling on equity or fixed income. In his spare time, he plays basketball, watches football, and sticks to a strict work-out regimen.
I chose Baruch MFE because of its top reputation among all the programs, its excellent career service for students and its great location in the NYC.”
Sam Pfeiffer holds a Bachelors of Science from Brooklyn College, where he majored in Financial Mathematics and minored in Computer Science, and graduated cum laude. Sam has held a Real Estate Investment Internship with Acme Equities LLC, where he standardized the company’s income statements, return models, and cash flow statements, and prepared a hotel investment analysis to present to potential investors. He was also a Hedge Fund Intern with Thalheim Capital, where he researched foreign exchanges, identified liquid futures contracts to potentially incorporate within the company portfolio, and performed backtests to evaluate new trading strategies.
His honors include the Gussie Federbush Schwebel Memorial Scholarship in Science or Mathematics, the Theodore J. Rivlin Memorial Award for outstanding graduating seniors in the Brooklyn College Mathematics Department, the David Lipson Memorial Award for demonstrated academic excellence, exemplary character, and interest in pursuing mathematical studies, the William M. Lowell Putnam Award, and a Bertram Fields, ’42, Scholarship for his essay on economic forecasting for the Brooklyn College Economic Department. Sam is interested in pursuing a career in algorithmic trading, most likely in either a hedge fund or a proprietary trading firm. During his spare time, he enjoys traveling, skiing, and playing piano and guitar.
I chose Baruch college because of its excellent curriculum, dedicated career services, small close-knit student body, and highly regarded reputation.”
Mo Shen holds a Bachelor of Economics from Zhejiang University, where he majored in International Finance and minored in English and was awarded the Chen Xiang Mei Prize in the National Matriculation Test, and a Master’s Degree in Economics from Peking University, where he majored in Finance and held a Teaching Assistant Scholarship in Financial Economics. He has held several positions with the China Construction Bank, working as part of the Financial Markets Department’s Product Development and Management Team, where he designed multi-tranche overseas products, and grew product scale to the second largest in China. He also worked in the Derivatives Sales and Trading Team dealing with FX, IR, bonds, equities, commodities, mutual funds and indexes. He plans to pursue a role as a quantitative analyst at an investment bank or commercial bank. In his spare time, he enjoys soccer, running marathons, and Bel Canto bass.
I chose Baruch because I was impressed by the dedication of the faculty and the director.”
Constance Sun holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Peking University and a Ph.D. in Statistics from Pennsylvania State University. She had held two different internships with J. P. Morgan, one as an Associate Application Developer Intern with Athena Core Analytics and one as an Associate Quant Research Intern with the Equity Derivatives Group. She also interned with Deutsche Bank of Hong Kong, working in Rates Structuring, and the Food and Drug Administration in Maryland as a Research Intern. Her publications include “A Model-free Framework for Ultra-high Dimensional Survival Data Feature Screening” published in the Annals of Applied Statistics, and her honors include a University graduate fellowship from PSU and being a Meritorious Winner in the American Mathematical Contest in Modeling at Peking University in 2007. She plans to pursue a career in systematic trading where she can put her machine learning background and programming skills to best use. In her free time she enjoys reading detective fiction, playing poker, and playing in a band.
I chose Baruch because of the dedication of the faculty to the program, the practicability of the curriculum, and the tight connection to the industry.”
Luxi Tang holds a Bachelor Degree in Mathematics and Economics from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, after transferring from an accounting program at SUNY Buffalo. Luxi interned with BeeTech, Inc., and PCB Piezotronics, Inc., and currently holds a position as a part-time assistant at Law Offices of Peter L. Quan. Luxi’s honors include an international scholarship to attend SUNY, and a Degree with Distinction from UNC. Luxi is interested in working as a quant or a risk at an investment bank. In her spare time, Luxi enjoys watching movies and cooking.
I chose Baruch because it provides such extraordinary help during students’ job hunting process.”
Eldar Urmanov holds a Bachelor of Arts in Actuarial Science from Baruch College, where he minored in Economics, and graduated Magna Cum Laude, as well as a Bachelor of Technology in Information Technology – Network Administration from the State University of New York, College of Technology at Alfred. He currently works at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, in Global Markets Risk, Portfolio Analysis/Stress Testing group. Past financial internships include Bank of America Merrill Lynch – Market Risk in Structured Credit Trading, Debtwire (a Financial Times Group company) – Credit Analysis in Municipal Bonds department, and Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank – Corporate Investment Management in Leveraged Loans department. He received the “Excellence in Education” Full Scholarship to study at State University of New York College of Technology at Alfred. He is interested in pursuing a career in quantitative risk management, algorithmic trading and quantitative research at a hedge fund.In his free time he enjoys playing tennis, running, hiking, reading books, and watching movies.
I chose Baruch MFE Program because of its top-notch quality education, small classes, stellar faculty, outstanding career services, excellent coursework structure, and friendly and supportive atmosphere.”
Chengbin Wang holds a Bachelor of Management and Information Systems from Qingdao University, where he held a Province Government Scholarship, and a Master’s of Science in Computer Science from New York University. He was a Senior Java developer for Nomura Securities, where he shared service team for credit technology, projects including Client API development & maintenance, system monitoring and health check. He is also a Technology Analyst for Citigroup, where he works for Reference Data distribution infrastructure and the exchange traded derivative support team. His projects include backend support website development, research data tweeting plugin development, and re-engineering of domain data storage and query. He has also passed CFA Level I and Level II exams. He is interested in an analytical or technical job in high frequency trading, algorithmic trading, or equity market making. His hobbies include badminton, traveling, movies, and karaoke.
I chose Baruch for its excellent faculties, nice course design, and strong connections in the financial industry. For me, the most impressive thing is the way the director and other professors prioritize the students’ careers, devoting great efforts to help each one shape their career path.”
Ze Wang holds a BS in Electronics Engineering from the Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and a BS in Economics from Peking University. He has worked as a Data Assistant and conducted analyses of Index Arbitrage for China International Capital Corporation’s Research Department. He has passed Level I of the CFA, and is interested in pursuing a career in algorithmic trading in a hedge fund or investment bank. In his free time he enjoys reading, listening to music, and swimming.
I chose Baruch because of its practical curriculum, excellent career service, strong sense of community.”
Yize Wang holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematical Decision Sciences (Statistics) and Applied Math from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has also passed CFA Level I, and became the first student in the university’s history to pass the five preliminary actuarial exams in just one year. While an undergraduate, he earned The Mathematical Decision Sciences Award (1st place in the department) and graduated Magna Cum Laude from his department, with Highest Honor (Department) and Highest Distinction (University). He was also awarded the Herbert Mayo Brown Fellowship for his research paper on High Frequency Trading, titled “Don’t be Late: Examining the Cost of Latency.” He was a Modeling Actuary Analyst at SCOR Global Life Americas, where he assisted with a Model Conversion Project which assessed the validation of insurance policy pricing models. He plans to pursue a career in quantitative analysis or financial modeling In his spare time, Yize enjoys playing pool.
I chose Baruch MFE for its small class size, dedicated faculty, and outstanding placement statistics. Students are capable of succeeding in their jobs because of various training sessions every week and well-organized course structure.”
Haotian Wu holds a Bachelor’s of Science, Chemistry, from the Honor Degree Program of the University of Science and Technology of China, as well as a Master’s Degree in Science with a focus in Chemistry from New York University. His honors include commendations for “Outstanding Undergraduate Research Project” and “Outstanding Undergraduate Graduation Project” from USTC. His publications include “Enhancing catalytic selectivity of supported metal nanoparticles with capping ligands”, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 2013. He plans to pursue a career in quantitative analysis, financial modeling or risk management. In his spare time he enjoys playing basketball and soccer, and reading.
I decided to join the Baruch MFE Program because of its supportive career services, challenging curriculum, and excellent location.”
Nuo Xu holds a Bachelor of Science in Biological Science and Economics from Xiamen University, and a Master of Science in Biostatistics from Brown University. His honors include the Public Health Department Tuition Scholarship. He previously worked at the Columbia University Medical Center as a Statistical Analyst, where he was involved in multiple research projects within the Breast Cancer Quality of Care (BQUAL) study. He intends to pursue a career in quantitative research or statistical arbitrage. He enjoys singing, watching movies, traveling, and jogging in his free time.
I chose Baruch because of its cutting edge curriculum, the dedicated faculty, and the close-knit, supportive alumni cohort, which make this program truly unique.”em>
Rongxin Yu holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and a double major in Economics from Peking University. He was awarded 2nd Prize in the 20th National College Go Game competition representing Peking University. Rongxin interned at CITIC Securities, where he developed and backtested several intraday trading strategies for index futures. He also interned at CGOG Futures Company, where he conducted research in the oil and natural gas markets. Rongxin has extensive experiences in using Monte Carlo simulations coded in C++ for VaR calculation. In addition to C++, Rongxin is also proficient in programming in R, MatLab, and VBA. Rongxin is interested in pursuing a career in algo-trading or quantitative analysis. He enjoys playing poker, go game, basketball, and working out.
I choose Baruch because of its dedicated staff, practical curriculum, small class, ideal location, and outstanding career service.”
Yiwen(Arietta)Zhang holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Central University of Finance and Economics where she majored in Mathematical Economics and Mathematical Finance. She interned with Zhong De Securities, a Deutsche Bank Joint Venture, where she worked in the Fixed Income Department, participating in pricing and risk evaluation of securitization products, monitoring China bond markets and providing weekly reports to IBD. She also interned at Lazard China on the Financial Advisory Team, and Citibank Beijing where she worked in the Top Tier Local Corporation. She was a National Champion in the 24th Han Suyin Translation Contest in China, and earned an Excellent Student Scholarship from the Central University. She plans to pursue a career in quantitative analysis, and is particularly interested in those that specialize in Fixed Income. In her spare time, she enjoys learning languages, classical music, and tennis.
I chose Baruch because of its unmatched dedication provided by the faculty, its excellent reputation in the industry, and its perfect location.”
Wenbo Zhang holds a Bachelor of Science from Wuhan University, where he majored in Finance and minored in Mathematics, and graduated Summa Cum Laude. He holds a Master’s of Science in Statistics and Operations from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has interned with Credit Suisse (China Branch), Beijing, China, where he worked in the Corporate Financing Department and assisted in two IPO cases, valued companies and wrote draft for IPO proposals, monitored the manufacturing sector, and tracked 33 stocks and analyzed their performance from 2008-2012. He also interned with Central China Future Co., Ltd, where he was a Trading Assistant in their Future Investment Department. His work was named the “Best Rural Financial Work,” and he was awarded 4th place overall in the 6th Citi Cup Financial IT Competition in 2010. He plans to pursue a career of quantitative analysis and trading. In his free time, he enjoys reading, playing poker, and extreme sports such as bungee jumping.
I chose Baruch because of the cutting-edge curriculum, excellent faculty and closed relation to the market. I was deeply impressed by Professor Stefanica’s dedication to the program when visiting campus. It is the key that makes Baruch successful and distinguished from others.”
Xiaoyu Zhang holds a Bachelor of Science from the Chu Kochen Honors College of Zhejiang University, where he majored in Mathematics & Applied Mathematics. He has held positions with China Minsheng Banking Corp., where he participated in the loan process and assisted in the risk management, and the Ace Wind of Fortune Programme, where he interned in 2013, collecting financial data of the BRIC market. He was awarded third prize scholarships in both Academics and Overall Performance for the years 2011 and 2012, and was awarded an “Excellent Thesis” commendation. He plans to pursue a career as a quantitative analyst for a trading desk. In his spare time, he enjoys Texas Hold’em Poker, tennis, Chinese chess, and swimming.
I chose Baruch because of its record of good placement, great alumni, and hard-working director and staff. Plus, it gives me an opportunity to strengthen my programming skills.”