Class of 2018
Pengfei Xu graduated from both Shanghai Jiaotong University with Bachelor of Science in electrical and computer engineering, and the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Science in industrial and operations engineering (summa cum laude). He developed his interest in finance during his undergraduate study, through taking various relevant courses such as financial derivatives, international financial management, and risk management. Prior to joining the MSCF program, Pengfei has interned at a wide spectrum of companies, including Gobi Partners (a venture capital company), Shenyin & Wanguo Securities (a security company), and CVCapital (a TMT focused boutique investment bank). He participated in the Morgan Stanley Quantitative Finance Summer Camp held in Shanghai, studying multi-factor stock picking models that could be applied to the Chinese A-share stock market. Through this series of experiences, he has built up a better understanding for the finance industry, determined his real interest, and set quantitative finance as his future career.