Ziqi (Charlie) Liu graduated from Wuhan University in 2013 with a Bachelor's degree in Economics and Mathematics. After graduation, Ziqi joined the proprietary trading group of a security firm in Shanghai to work as an assistant trader. At his job, Ziqi conducted index future arbitrage, assisted investment managers in alpha strategy research and trading and carried orders from clients to trade stocks listed on the Chinese equity exchanges. His work experience as a trader exposed him to the industry practice of quantitative trading and motivated him to join the MSCF program to gain more quantitative skills and learn more cutting-edged theories in finance. Ziqi is pursuing a career in trading and quantitative strategy research upon graduation.