Chenjian Wang

2018 Robert D. & Margaret A. Wark Memorial Scholarship Recipient

Biography: Born and raised in Hangzhou, China, Chenjian Wang is currently a fourth-year student at UCLA double majoring in Economics and Mathematics of Computation, with a minor in Statistics. Chenjian took advantage of the challenging and comprehensive curriculum to build up a solid foundation in quantitative analysis. Outside of classroom, Chenjian applied the Economics and Finance knowledge in his internship at Chantico Global, LLC., an asset management consultancy company. Chenjian worked as a Quantitative Researcher Intern on the firm’s Global-Macro investment strategy, in which he processed, analyzed and data-mined over 40 countries’ macroeconomic data collected from Bloomberg. In addition, Chenjian has been taking leadership roles in Algorithmic Trading at UCLA. As a Trader Chair, he represented UCLA to participate in UChicago’s 6th Midwest Trading Competition and won the second place in Pairs Trading Case. In his free time, Chenjian enjoys Game of Thrones, skiing, and solving mathematical puzzles.

Future Plans: Having a strong interest in quantitative finance, Chenjian intends to pursue a career as a quantitative trader/quantitative researcher. Currently, he is applying to MFE programs to improve his professional skills and explore more career opportunities. In the long term, Chenjian hopes to start his own quantitative trading fund in Asia.

What does the scholarship mean to me?: I am extremely honored to be the recipient of Robert D. & Margaret A. Wark Memorial Scholarship. I want to express my sincere gratitude to the Wark Family for their generosity in supporting my study at UCLA. This scholarship would help me to pay for my educational and living expenses and, more importantly, recognize my effort and collegiate achievement. In addition, as an international student, this scholarship would allow me for more flexibility in traveling and more time to spend with my family. In the remainder of my time at UCLA, I will honor this scholarship and show my appreciation to its donors through success in my education at UCLA.