MEng Concentration: Financial Engineering
Area(s) of Interest: Trading/Sales and Trading/Structuring/Research/Quant
Expected Graduation Date: December 2011
Ruokun Huang graduated from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, where he earned his B.S. degree in Economics with major in Finance.
Before joining Cornell’s Financial Engineering program, he interned at Structured Export Finance Department, Natixis Bank in China. There, he was involved in a project renewal report of an entity in Dubai, responsible for risk and financial analysis. In order to gain further experience of the capital market, Ruokun worked as research intern at Nanhua Futures Co. Ltd. He analyzed financial market fundamentals and supported research team by completing a project integrating historical databases.
Ruokun has strong background in quantitative fields. In high school, he won bronze prize of China Physics Olympiad, ranking 105 nationwide. While an undergraduate, Ruokun achieved excellence in academia. His bachelor degree thesis An Application of Alternative Global Minimum Variance Estimation in Optimal Portfolio Choice with Parameter Uncertainty, which received special recognition from faculty, introduced several estimators of global minimum variance portfolio to construct two mixed optimal portfolio strategies in mean-variance framework under parameter uncertainty.
Ruokun is seeking to leverage his financial knowledge, quantitative skills and creativity to develop a career in financial industry.
In his spare time, Ruokun enjoys playing poker, table tennis and badminton.