Carnegie Mellon University

Akshat Budania

Akshat Budania

Class of 2023

Bio

Akshat Budania graduated from Birla Institute of Technology and Science in 2019 with Honors in Engineering and a minor in Finance. During his senior year, Akshat worked part-time as a research consultant at WorldQuant to apply his quantitative skillset for alpha generation using mathematical modeling. He also led a 60 member team as the Infrastructure Coordinator of Waves 2017, one of India’s biggest student-organized cultural festivals. Before joining MSCF, Akshat worked at Credit Suisse in the Model Risk Management team for two and a half years. In this capacity, he analyzed stress testing and predictive models as part of the regulatory requirement for the Federal Reserve Board and obtained invaluable exposure to econometrics, time series analysis, model validation framework, and risk management. Akshat also profoundly believes in giving back to the community by frequently volunteering for ecosystem conservation drives and teaching underprivileged adults skills critical for gainful employment. Akshat joined the MSCF program to enhance his quantitative and financial skills holistically and intends to pursue a career in Quantitative Research or Quantitative Trading upon graduation.