Carnegie Mellon University

Xiaochen Zhang

Xiaochen Aaron Zhang

Class of 2018


Xiaochen (Aaron) Zhang graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles with a Bachelor of Science in applied mathematics and a Bachelor of Science in economics. He has a strong interest in the market. During his undergraduate study, he designed and implemented several practical quantitative trading strategies based on machine learning method, and he traded with his own strategies in the Chinese markets for two years. He interned at China Pacific Asset Management, where he gained insights into quantitative finance and independently implemented an alpha strategy for Chinese markets with excellent back test performance. Later, he worked at Totum LLC, a FinTech startup, as a part-time quantitative analyst to develop a multi-asset risk analytics model. His intensive exposure to financial markets and quantitative finance motivated him to join the MSCF program to leverage his quantitative skills and pursue a career in strategy investment and asset management.