Selected Student Profiles Fall 2022

Nicolas Buchwalder holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, with a concentration in control systems and machine learning from the Swiss Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL). Prior to joining the Baruch MFE Program, Nicolas interned at Melanion Capital as a Quantitative Researcher where he developed strategies on the cryptocurrency market and at Octogone Gestion SA as a Quantitative Analyst developing a quantitative portfolio asset allocation framework. Nicolas has his sights set on working in Derivatives Market Making on the buy side or at an electronic desk on the sell side. In his free time, he enjoys skiing in the winter, and water skiing in the summer.

“I chose the Baruch MFE Program because each faculty member is highly dedicated to the students success as well as the curriculum being up to date with industry needs.”

Bingqian Li holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematical Economics and Finance from Xi’an Jiaotong University, where she received a National Scholarship. Prior to joining the Baruch MFE Program, Bingqian interned at Qianxiang Asset Management as a Quantitative Researcher where she developed an intraday algorithm trading execution strategy. She also interned at Platinstone Capital as a Trading Analyst focusing on statistical arbitrage, and at Xi’an Dingsong Technology as a Quantitative Researcher. Bingqian has her sights set on becoming a quant on the buy side. In her free time, she likes to travel.

“I chose the Baruch MFE Program because it provides a well-structured curriculum in both theoretical and practical aspects in quant finance. Also, the detailed career service and cohesive alumni network are geared for pursuing a successful career.”

Yushan Li holds a Bachelor’s Degree from University of Virginia, where she double majored in Statistics and Commerce, with a concentration in Quantitative Finance. Prior to joining the Baruch MFE Program, Yushan worked as a Research Associate at Dimensional Fund Advisors for three years where she focused on portfolio implementation related research and systematic equity factor portfolio construction related research. Yushan has her sights set on being in a role where she will gain experience generating traders’ intuition and ideas. In her free time, she likes to run and play poker.

“I chose the Baruch MFE Program for the faculty as they are all knowledgeable about the industry and very helpful towards their students in best preparing them for their future careers in quantitative finance.”

Jialong Liao holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Peking University, where she double majored in Computer Science and Economics. Prior to joining the Baruch MFE Program, Jialong interned at Zeyuan Capital as a Quantitative Researcher where she carried out alpha research and at XQuant Investment Management as a Quantitative Researcher. Jialong has her sights set on working as a Quantitative Researcher at a hedge fund. In her free time, she likes to play and watch basketball, watch operas and musicals, and play the piano.

“I chose the Baruch MFE Program for the wise career guidance provided by the faculty and being located in New York City.”

Aneesh Subramanya holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology from the National Institute of Technology Karnataka during which he received the National Talent Search Examination scholarship. Prior to joining the Baruch MFE Program, Aneesh worked at Goldman Sachs for six years, originally starting as a Developer for Structured Products and later working on the Equity Derivatives Structuring desk. In 2015, Aneesh was co-author of a paper relating to sentiment analysis of social media data. Aneesh has his sights set on being a portfolio manager or a discretionary trader. In his free time, he likes to take long walks or follow sports such as Formula 1 and tennis.

“I chose the Baruch MFE Program for the passion and commitment of the program director and the faculty. The Baruch MFE is a selective program and is consistently in the top ranks for MFE programs, sending most students into buy-side roles.”

Omar Twahir holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematical Sciences and Economics from Florida International University where he graduated Cum Laude and received the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship. Prior to joining the Baruch MFE Program, Omar worked at GQG Partners as an Associate Quantitative Analyst, where he assisted in the development, enhancement, and maintenance of a code base that supports various quantitative tools. Omar has his sights set on working as a Quantitative Researcher at a hedge fund, focusing on searching for alpha within the financial markets. In his free time, he enjoys watching football.

“I enrolled in Baruch MFE due to their cutting-edge curriculum, great career services and the staff’s dedication to ensure every student succeeds.”

Mingsen Wang holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Peking University. Prior to joining the Baruch MFE Program, Mingsen interned at AxiomQuant as a Quantitative Researcher and at Bank of China International as a Macro and Strategy Analyst Intern. Mingsen has his sights set on working as a Quantitative Researcher at a hedge fund. In his free time, he likes to play video games.

“I chose the Baruch MFE Program because it offers one of the best curriculums. The career services are outstanding, and the courses are taught by experienced practitioners and/or researchers.”

Qichong Zhou holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics and Physics from Tsinghua University where he received the 2021 Comprehensive Excellence Award. Qichong is co-author of a paper forthcoming in Financial Research Letters, “Does Commodity Hedging with Derivatives Reduce Stock Price Volatility?” Prior to joining the Baruch MFE Program, Qichong interned at UBS as a Quantitative Analyst where he used technology and quantitative analytics, including machine learning, to support structured products business. Qichong has his sights set on working as a Quantitative Researcher on the buy-side. In his free time, he enjoys watching Star Wars and debates.

“I joined the Baruch MFE Program due to its cutting-edge curriculum and tight connections with the top firms in the industry.”