Trading Club

Financial Mathematics Trading Club

          The Financial Mathematics Trading Club is only two years young. Our mission is to provide trading knowledge and experience for those students who are interested or even just curious about the trading profession. Bernardo Jorge  and Matt Nygaard, CMT (Trader at Quiet Light Securities LLC) work together as both club advisors and individual mentors. We also work in collaboration with the Career Development Office to invite guest speakers from the trading industry to share their expertise and provide students an opportunity to grow their professional network. 
         In addition, we encourage our members to participate in international competitions such as Rotman Trading Competition, McGill International Portfolio Challenge and Bloomberg Trading Challenge. These competitions provide students a chance to execute their trading strategy and to stand out in front of potential employers. 
          In order to keep our students abreast of the latest developments in the financial world, we have launched Trading Club Newsletter, which also helps the students to be better prepare for the interviews, as they stay connected to the latest innovations and trends.
          In a nutshell, we do our best to help prepare members for future careers in trading and quantitative finance.


Trading Club Officers

Rupak Gupta (President)

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Rupak is the President of the FinMath Trading Club. He will graduate from the Financial Mathematics program at the University of Chicago in December 2018. Rupak graduated from Delhi University with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering.  For 3 years, he traded agricultural commodities at Chicago Board of Trade. Later, he actively managed a portfolio in Indian equity market. Before joining Valuations Control team of Credit Suisse, he also completed an Executive program in Financial Markets. During his role as Analyst in Credit Suisse, Rupak developed interest in the valuations of financial instruments. Consequently, he aspires to work as a quant developer. He is available for prospective students to answer any questions about the program.

Zoe Bai (Vice President)

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Bai is the Vice President of the FinMath Trading club. She will graduate from the University of Chicago in December 2018. Zoe earned her B.S. in statistics from Sun Yat-sen University and she studied statistics at UC Berkeley as an exchange student. Zoe has interned at McKinsey & Company as a data scientist. She has also interned at Citigroup and a private equity firm developing trading strategies. She is passionate about quantitative research and trading. 

Ziqi Xu (Vice President)

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Ziqi Xu is the Vice President of Market Insight. He completed dual degree at University of Maryland, majoring in Finance and Accounting, and minoring in statistics. Before joining the Financial Mathematics program, he worked for BlackRock as a portfolio risk analyst where he gained experience in data analytics and quantitative modeling. As VP of Market Insight of the Trading Club, he provides market knowledge to the broader audience through activities such as Market Newsletter. He has strong interest in quantitative trading and portfolio management.

Jiefu Luo (Public Relations Officer)

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Jiefu received a Bachelor of Economics degree from the University of Southern California. Following his graduation, he worked as a Portfolio Analyst at Ares Management in Los Angeles. In the long run, Jiefu hopes to pursue a career in sales and trading. By joining the Student Board, Jiefu aims to improve the student experience and share his passion for markets with the class.

Marco Ambriz (Public Relations Officer)

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Marco grew up in Las Vegas. He completed his undergraduate degree in New England and most recently worked for a large asset management firm in Southern California. Initially he studied electrical engineering and computer science, but soon after found the worlds of finance and economics to be more exciting. In joining the student board, Marco hopes to ensure that his colleagues share the same level of excitement towards the global financial markets.

Yue Yuan (Public Relations Officer)


Yue has obtained her Bachelor’s degree from Nankai University with double majors in Electronic Science& Technology and Finance. She has professional experience in derivatives valuation, energy market and trading strategy developing. For her future career, she is seeking a role as a trader or quant researcher. At trading club, Yue wants to use her passion and skills to provide students with opportunities to learn more about quantitative trading and global markets.

Artyom Kosyan


Artyom has completed two bachelor degrees in Business/Economics and Mathematics/Mechanics at the American University of Armenia and Yerevan State University respectively. Combining his knowledge in business and scientific areas including experience gained throughout different international math competitions he decided to pursue a career in a world of finance to bring innovative and at the same time quantitative solutions to real world problems. By joining the Trading Club, Artyom aims to contribute to the vision and mission that the club holds.

Zinan (Peter) Chen


Peter graduated from Rice University and got his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering & Mathematical Economic Analysis. He is motivated to maneuver in the uncertainty of the market with mathematical capability and business acumen he acquired from his education. After getting exposure to the industry from the trader intern at Bank of China and fund analyst intern at China Universal Asset Management, Peter found his passion in trading and portfolio management. By joining the trading club, Peter hopes to help build a community that arouses more engagement in financial markets, which leads to future events and opportunities that facilitates the members.