Xi Cecily Chen
Class of 2018
Xi (Cecily) Chen graduated magna cum laude from Renmin University of China with a Bachelor of Economics in financial engineering in 2016. During her junior year, she exchanged at the University of Edinburgh and achieved straight As in all quantitative courses. Prior to the MSCF program, she was extensively exposed to multi-factor alpha models and intraday trend following strategies on index futures during internships in the research department at CITIC Securities and the trading desk of Photon Capital Asset Management. Moreover, she gained expertise in modeling quantitative strategies using R and retrieving data via SQL server in CITIC, and received distinction in completing a C++ programming course from Baruch. Fascinated by exploring quantitative methods to analyze the financial world, she joined the MSCF program to strengthen her quantitative skills and pursue a career in quantitative research, trading or risk management.