After graduating from UC Berkeley in 2010 with a Bachelor’s in Physics, Alex Xiao joined PAAMCO. There, he worked for over four years as a risk analyst where his quantitative analyses using position-level data heavily influenced decisions to hire, fire, and customize hedge funds. He also developed a large portion of the risk analysis code in MATLAB and SQL that portfolio managers use to analyze their investments. Alex joined the MSCF program to gain a more rigorous academic framework for finance and to transition to a career in quantitative trading, particularly relating to statistical arbitrage and high frequency trading.

Alexander Xiao