Xiangchen Meng came to the MSCF program with an actuarial background. He graduated from University of California, Los Angeles with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and applied science. He then worked for four years as an actuary in risk management, model reconciliation and pricing. Through hands-on experience in mathematical and statistical analysis and rigorous actuarial exam studies, Xiangchen has acquired solid quantitative skills in problem solving, finding his career aspirations in finance. With an Associate designation in the Society of Actuaries, Xiangchen joined the MSCF program to prepare himself to enter into the field of quantitative finance. His interest lies in Quant Trading, Strat and Risk Management.