Carnegie Mellon University

Derek Jia

Derek Jia

Class of 2018

Bio

Derek Jia graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science in economics with a concentration in finance and a Bachelor of Arts in mathematics. He worked at Susquehanna International Group as an US equity options trader for three years, during which he managed a portfolio of 100 exchange listed symbols before pursuing independent proprietary trading on the CFFEX in Shanghai. Most recently, he worked in the Quantitative Strategies group at Colight Asset Management, where he traded index futures and individual equities. Derek joined the MSCF program to build upon his understanding of modern quantitative financial concepts and to improve his programming ability prior to continuing his career in quantitative portfolio management or trading.