Liang Xu

Operations Research and Information Engineering
Financial Engineering


MEng Concentration: Financial Engineering
Area(s) of Interest: Sales and Trading, Quantitative Analysis and Research, Risk Management
Expected Graduation Date:
December 2011

Liang graduated Summa Cum Laude with double Bachelor’s degrees in Mathematics and Finance from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Before joining Cornell, Liang interned as a credit analyst in summer 2009 at the Guangdong Development Bank in China where he performed in-depth analysis on clients’ business performance to minimize default risk, then assisted senior analysts generating credit evaluation reports on over 30 different companies.  In 2008, Liang took on a client-educator role as a summer analyst at Guotai Junan Securities where he conducted five presentations to clients on basics of options in equity market.

Liang exhibited great leadership while in his study at University of North Carolina. He volunteered as an academic tutor in the office of academic excellence where he conducted one-on-one tutoring sections daily to help students with courses in mathematics and finance. He also served as the vice president of the Chinese Student and Scholar Association.

Liang’s motivation for joining the financial engineering program at comes from the desire to combine his strong analytical and quantitative skills with his interest in fixed-income, equity, and other derivatives in the field of quantitative finance.

In his spare time, Liang enjoys basketball, reading, and poker.