Lichi Wu graduated with Distinction on the Dean’s Honors List from the
University of Waterloo in 2014, with a Bachelor of Mathematics degree in
Financial Analysis and Risk Management and Statistics. During his undergraduate study, Lichi interned at KPMG Canada as a software developer and later at Manulife Financial as a quantitative analyst, developing automation applications and building benchmark valuations for interest rate swaps. Following graduation, Lichi rejoined Manulife Financial Market and Liquidity Risk group and worked for one year in the model validation team and risk infrastructure team. During his tenure at Manulife, Lichi validated several insurance models, developed calibration engines, designed database architecture for market risk management and implemented model selection algorithms to improve loss function prediction accuracy. Through the MSCF program, Lichi is further developing his quantitative and analytical skills and seeks a career in quantitative trading, equity research or risk management.