Quantitative Finance Society

QFS

The Quantitative Finance Society is the leading markets-focused financial analysis club at NYU Stern. For 8 years the club has educated students about trading, the markets, portfolio management, investment analysis, and the macro economy.

Portfolio Team

MULTI-STRATEGY | QUANTITATIVE | LONG-SHORT | MACRO

Portfolio team applications are now open! To apply, answer these questions and follow the instructions at the top.

Rohan Agrawal Head of Portfolios Rohan is majoring in Finance and Statistics with a minor in Mathematics. He has previously done research with a finance professor. He is from Plainsboro, New Jersey and enjoys playing ping pong and running. 

Rohan Agrawal

Head of Portfolios

Rohan is majoring in Finance and Statistics with a minor in Mathematics. He has previously done research with a finance professor. He is from Plainsboro, New Jersey and enjoys playing ping pong and running. 

 

Rohan Agrawal

Head of Portfolios

 

Multi-Strategy

We analyze, research, and invest in opportunities across different asset classes, including equity, derivative, fixed income, FX, and commodity products. Our strategies are based off of fundamental, technical, event-driven and quantitative analysis.

David Friedman Multi-Strategy Portfolio Manager David is from Fair Lawn, New Jersey and is majoring in Finance and Global Business with a minor in Japanese. He is interested in world news, learning new languages, and drinking coffee. 

David Friedman

Multi-Strategy Portfolio Manager

David is from Fair Lawn, New Jersey and is majoring in Finance and Global Business with a minor in Japanese. He is interested in world news, learning new languages, and drinking coffee. 

David Friedman

Multi-Strategy

Portfolio Manager

  Pratyush Hiremath Multi-Strategy Analyst Pratyush is currently a member of the Multi-Strategy Portfolio. He is a junior concentrating in Finance and Economics with a Math Minor.  In his free time, Pratyush likes traveling, exploring the city, and playing tennis with friends.

 

Pratyush Hiremath

Multi-Strategy Analyst

Pratyush is currently a member of the Multi-Strategy Portfolio. He is a junior concentrating in Finance and Economics with a Math Minor.  In his free time, Pratyush likes traveling, exploring the city, and playing tennis with friends.

Andy Le Multi-Strategy Analyst Andy is a senior majoring in Finance and Computer Science. In his free time, he enjoys attending hackathons, playing poker, and traveling around the world.

Andy Le

Multi-Strategy Analyst

Andy is a senior majoring in Finance and Computer Science. In his free time, he enjoys attending hackathons, playing poker, and traveling around the world.

  Karen Shi Multi-Strategy Analyst Karen is a sophomore currently majoring in Economics. She grew up in Cupertino, California, and enjoys hiking and volunteering with animal rescues.

 

Karen Shi

Multi-Strategy Analyst

Karen is a sophomore currently majoring in Economics. She grew up in Cupertino, California, and enjoys hiking and volunteering with animal rescues.

Sanjana Prasad Multi-Strategy Analyst Sanjana is a sophomore hoping to study Finance and Statistics. She’s originally from Basking Ridge, NJ. In her free time, Sanjana enjoys dancing, hiking, and watching Parks and Rec and the Office.

Sanjana Prasad

Multi-Strategy Analyst

Sanjana is a sophomore hoping to study Finance and Statistics. She’s originally from Basking Ridge, NJ. In her free time, Sanjana enjoys dancing, hiking, and watching Parks and Rec and the Office.

Jaeho Suh Multi-Strategy Analyst Jaeho is from South Korea and is majoring in finance and statistics. He has previously worked at S&T and a credit ratings agency. He enjoys playing drums and listening to music.

Jaeho Suh

Multi-Strategy Analyst

Jaeho is from South Korea and is majoring in finance and statistics. He has previously worked at S&T and a credit ratings agency. He enjoys playing drums and listening to music.

Maximilian Xue Multi-Strategy Analyst Max is a sophomore from Sugar Land, Texas. He intends to study Finance and Economics and hopefully something interesting as a minor. In his free time, Max likes to explore new interests, hang out with friends, and research automobile and real estate prices. He has a passion for cars and hopes to one day travel and drive on the most famous roads around the world.

Maximilian Xue

Multi-Strategy Analyst

Max is a sophomore from Sugar Land, Texas. He intends to study Finance and Economics and hopefully something interesting as a minor. In his free time, Max likes to explore new interests, hang out with friends, and research automobile and real estate prices. He has a passion for cars and hopes to one day travel and drive on the most famous roads around the world.

Jake Yoon Multi-Strategy Analyst Jake is majoring in Finance and Accounting with a minor in CS and Math. He has lived in California his whole life and is not ready for the winter. In his spare time, Jake enjoys attempting to take nice pictures with his DSLR and exploring the city, or even both at the same time. He also has a budding interest in billiards, and in collecting vintage advertisements.

Jake Yoon

Multi-Strategy Analyst

Jake is majoring in Finance and Accounting with a minor in CS and Math. He has lived in California his whole life and is not ready for the winter. In his spare time, Jake enjoys attempting to take nice pictures with his DSLR and exploring the city, or even both at the same time. He also has a budding interest in billiards, and in collecting vintage advertisements.

Vasu Patel Multi-Strategy Analyst Vasu is a sophomore from Bridgewater, New Jersey. He intends to major in Finance and Statistics. In his free time, he likes to longboard, watch Game of Thrones and The Office, and aggressively play ultimate frisbee with friends.

Vasu Patel

Multi-Strategy Analyst

Vasu is a sophomore from Bridgewater, New Jersey. He intends to major in Finance and Statistics. In his free time, he likes to longboard, watch Game of Thrones and The Office, and aggressively play ultimate frisbee with friends.

 

Quantitative

We take a systematic, research-driven approach to investing. Markets are a treasure trove of data, and we delve into it to extract meaningful, practical insights using a combination of programming, statistics, and financial intuition. 

Akaash Mohan Quantitative Portfolio Manager Akaash is from Boca Raton, FL, and is studying math and statistics. His academic interests include deciphering documentation and coding for hours at a time. When his workload lightens up, he can be found skating, playing basketball, tossing a disc, or moshing.

Akaash Mohan

Quantitative Portfolio Manager

Akaash is from Boca Raton, FL, and is studying math and statistics. His academic interests include deciphering documentation and coding for hours at a time. When his workload lightens up, he can be found skating, playing basketball, tossing a disc, or moshing.

Akaash Mohan

Quantitative

Portfolio Manager

Kevin Leung Quantitative Portfolio Manager Kevin is from Holmdel, NJ and is studying Mathematics and Statistics. Since he joined QFS, Kevin has worked on a model for mean-reverting agriculture spreads and is currently delving into learning about sentiment analysis. In his free time, Kevin enjoys eating at new restaurants, exploring the city at night, jamming to electronic music, and playing online games. 

Kevin Leung

Quantitative Portfolio Manager

Kevin is from Holmdel, NJ and is studying Mathematics and Statistics. Since he joined QFS, Kevin has worked on a model for mean-reverting agriculture spreads and is currently delving into learning about sentiment analysis. In his free time, Kevin enjoys eating at new restaurants, exploring the city at night, jamming to electronic music, and playing online games. 

Kevin Leung

Quantitative

Portfolio Manager

Sam Fieldman Quantitative Analyst Sam is a junior, from Roslyn Heights, New York, and is studying Finance and Mathematics. Outside of class, he can be found eating Sushi, going to see jazz throughout the city, reading Nietzsche, or at the gym.

Sam Fieldman

Quantitative Analyst

Sam is a junior, from Roslyn Heights, New York, and is studying Finance and Mathematics. Outside of class, he can be found eating Sushi, going to see jazz throughout the city, reading Nietzsche, or at the gym.

David Wang Quantitative Analyst David is a sophomore planning to study finance and considering a minor in either computer science or math. He is from Scarsdale, NY and in his spare time enjoys reading and has dabbled in games ranging from League of Legends to Texas Hold’em.

David Wang

Quantitative Analyst

David is a sophomore planning to study finance and considering a minor in either computer science or math. He is from Scarsdale, NY and in his spare time enjoys reading and has dabbled in games ranging from League of Legends to Texas Hold’em.

Shirley Zhan Quantitative Analyst Shirley is a sophomore from Fairfax, Virginia. She intends on studying in Finance and another undecided concentration. In her free time, she enjoys running, watching movies, and wandering around the city window-shopping.

Shirley Zhan

Quantitative Analyst

Shirley is a sophomore from Fairfax, Virginia. She intends on studying in Finance and another undecided concentration. In her free time, she enjoys running, watching movies, and wandering around the city window-shopping.

Arpan Gupta Quantitative Analyst Arpan is from Edison, New Jersey and is majoring in Finance, Statistics and Computer Science. He loves playing video games, listening to hip hop and watching Formula One.

Arpan Gupta

Quantitative Analyst

Arpan is from Edison, New Jersey and is majoring in Finance, Statistics and Computer Science. He loves playing video games, listening to hip hop and watching Formula One.

Sashank Parigi

Quantitative analyst

Sashank is a senior studying statistics and mathematics. He has experience developing quantitative strategies across asset classes. In his free time he enjoys film, dance, and poker. 

Harrison Wolff

Quantitative Analyst

Harrison is a junior in CAS studying Math and Computer Science. In his free time, he enjoys listening to classical music and exploring the city.

Stephen Malkowicz Quantitative Analyst  

Stephen Malkowicz

Quantitative Analyst

 

Dhanush Radhakrishnan

Quantitative Analyst

Dhanush is a senior studying math and conducting research in theoretical plasma physics. He also enjoys applying methods of data science to problems in physics, medicine, and finance.


Long Short

Our portfolio focuses on preserving capital and investing in low-risk undervalued equities globally. We strictly adhere to a bottom-up investment approach, and we focus on the quality of the management team, notably their abilities, backgrounds, and desire to generate shareholder value. Although existing market and economic environments largely determine the flow of investment opportunities, we only invest in the opportunities we see, and we are comfortable with sitting on cash until the right opportunity presents itself. We tend to invest in well-run companies whose stock prices failed to accurately price in their earnings power, and troubled companies that are mispriced relative to the value of their underlying assets. For shorts, we typically focus on companies with bubblelicious market multiples that are poised to re-rate within the next two quarters. Although our portfolio is biased toward the long side, we aim to profit on both our longs and shorts by executing shorts as investments instead of hedges.

Krish Pamani Long Short Portfolio Manager Krish is from Englewood Cliffs,NJ and is studying Finance and Politics. He has worked at a private equity firm and a long short equity hedge fund. In his free time, Krish can be found reading, hanging out with friends, and taking long walks on the beach. 

Krish Pamani

Long Short Portfolio Manager

Krish is from Englewood Cliffs,NJ and is studying Finance and Politics. He has worked at a private equity firm and a long short equity hedge fund. In his free time, Krish can be found reading, hanging out with friends, and taking long walks on the beach. 

Krish Pamani

Long Short

Portfolio Manager

Glenda Chan Long Short Analyst Glenda is from Hong Kong and is studying Finance and Statistics. She enjoys live music, backpacking, and exploring new restaurants.

Glenda Chan

Long Short Analyst

Glenda is from Hong Kong and is studying Finance and Statistics. She enjoys live music, backpacking, and exploring new restaurants.

Travis Liu Long Short Analyst Travis is a sophomore from West Chester, Pennsylvania and is studying Finance and Economics. In his free time, he enjoys playing tennis, traveling, trying new foods, and supporting both the Philadelphia Eagles and 76ers.

Travis Liu

Long Short Analyst

Travis is a sophomore from West Chester, Pennsylvania and is studying Finance and Economics. In his free time, he enjoys playing tennis, traveling, trying new foods, and supporting both the Philadelphia Eagles and 76ers.

Zijing Li

Long Short Analyst

Zi is a junior majoring in finance and operations. He currently works at Baleen Capital, a global public-private hybrid fund. In his off time, he enjoys cooking, eating, and waiting for his roomates to wash his dishes - and fishing.

 
Jainam Shah Long Short Analyst Jainam is a junior at the Stern School of Business, majoring in Finance with a minor in Comp Sci. Jainam is from Mumbai, India and previously worked there at a small private trading firm over the summer. Jainam is interested in chess, Manchester United and different cuisines.

Jainam Shah

Long Short Analyst

Jainam is a junior at the Stern School of Business, majoring in Finance with a minor in Comp Sci. Jainam is from Mumbai, India and previously worked there at a small private trading firm over the summer. Jainam is interested in chess, Manchester United and different cuisines.

Josh Raj Long Short Analyst Josh is from Franklin, Massachusetts and is majoring in Finance and Accounting with a minor in Math. In his free time, he likes to play basketball, listen to music, and watch Boston sports teams. 

Josh Raj

Long Short Analyst

Josh is from Franklin, Massachusetts and is majoring in Finance and Accounting with a minor in Math. In his free time, he likes to play basketball, listen to music, and watch Boston sports teams. 

 
Edward Salamone Long Short Analyst Edward is from Ridgefield, Connecticut and is majoring in Finance and Economics. He founded and ran his high school's investment club. In his free time, he professionally races powerboats, and plays guitar, soccer, and golf. 

Edward Salamone

Long Short Analyst

Edward is from Ridgefield, Connecticut and is majoring in Finance and Economics. He founded and ran his high school's investment club. In his free time, he professionally races powerboats, and plays guitar, soccer, and golf. 

Justin Kim Long Short Analyst Justin is from Princeton, New Jersey and is majoring in Finance with a minor in Philosophy. In his free time, he enjoys playing baduk.

Justin Kim

Long Short Analyst

Justin is from Princeton, New Jersey and is majoring in Finance with a minor in Philosophy. In his free time, he enjoys playing baduk.

Anusha Chintalapati Long Short Analyst Anusha is a sophomore at Stern from Princeton Junction, New Jersey. She is concentrating in Finance with a minor in Computer Science. In her free time, she enjoys trying new foods, playing squash and exploring the city.

Anusha Chintalapati

Long Short Analyst

Anusha is a sophomore at Stern from Princeton Junction, New Jersey. She is concentrating in Finance with a minor in Computer Science. In her free time, she enjoys trying new foods, playing squash and exploring the city.

Nelson Urdaneta Long Short Analyst Nelson is a sophomore concentrating in Finance and possibly Economics with a minor in Computer Science. He's originally from Caracas, Venezuela, but spent the past few years in sunny South Florida. In his free time, he attends live music shows and festivals, as well as watches nearly every new movie certified fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.

Nelson Urdaneta

Long Short Analyst

Nelson is a sophomore concentrating in Finance and possibly Economics with a minor in Computer Science. He's originally from Caracas, Venezuela, but spent the past few years in sunny South Florida. In his free time, he attends live music shows and festivals, as well as watches nearly every new movie certified fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.


Macro

We seek investment opportunities in global FX, rates, and equity markets, as well as related derivatives. Our investment process is centered around the analysis of fundamental macroeconomic themes. Through this, we can uncover relative value trades resulting from market dislocations influenced by geopolitical events, economic trends, general flows of funds, and other broad systemic factors. We engage in deep-value research to forecast changes in interest rates, inflation, economic cycles, and political outcomes to better inform our investment decisions. We aim to generate alpha independent of where we stand in the business cycle.  

Apurva Gundaria Macro Portfolio Manager Apurva is from Atlanta, Georgia and is majoring in Finance and Economics with a minor in Math. He is looking to enter global economic research in hopes of pursuing a Ph.D. in Economics. Recreationally, Apurva enjoys analyzing the numbers while watching baseball, basketball, and football. 

Apurva Gundaria

Macro Portfolio Manager

Apurva is from Atlanta, Georgia and is majoring in Finance and Economics with a minor in Math. He is looking to enter global economic research in hopes of pursuing a Ph.D. in Economics. Recreationally, Apurva enjoys analyzing the numbers while watching baseball, basketball, and football. 

Apurva Gundaria

Macro

Portfolio Manager

Howard Wu Macro Portfolio Manager Howard is from Toronto, Canada and is majoring in Finance and Economics. He played basketball for his entire life and tries his best to stay active. He follows the Toronto Raptors religiously and loves Drake and the Weeknd.

Howard Wu

Macro Portfolio Manager

Howard is from Toronto, Canada and is majoring in Finance and Economics. He played basketball for his entire life and tries his best to stay active. He follows the Toronto Raptors religiously and loves Drake and the Weeknd.

Howard Wu

Macro

Portfolio Manager

William Xu Macro Analyst William is from Staten Island, New York and is studying Math and Finance. In his free time, he enjoys practicing kendo, playing video games, and exploring restaurants around New York City.

William Xu

Macro Analyst

William is from Staten Island, New York and is studying Math and Finance. In his free time, he enjoys practicing kendo, playing video games, and exploring restaurants around New York City.

Joanne Wang Macro Analyst Joanne is from Singapore and is majoring in Finance and minoring in Philosophy. She enjoys playing guitar, hiking, and watching squirrels in the park. 

Joanne Wang

Macro Analyst

Joanne is from Singapore and is majoring in Finance and minoring in Philosophy. She enjoys playing guitar, hiking, and watching squirrels in the park. 

Apurv Alok

Macro Analyst

Warren Li Macro Analyst Warren is from Ridgewood, New Jersey and is majoring in Finance and minoring in Math. He enjoys watching basketball, trying new foods and traveling.

Warren Li

Macro Analyst

Warren is from Ridgewood, New Jersey and is majoring in Finance and minoring in Math. He enjoys watching basketball, trying new foods and traveling.

Jimmy Xiao Macro Analyst Jimmy is a junior finance student from the Bay Area in California. Since coming to NYU, however, he has become a traitor and now asserts the East Coast is in fact the best coast. He has previously interned in business development, and is currently interning at a lower-middle market investment bank. For fun, he enjoys going to the gym, film and TV, feeding in League, and keeping up with cool technology he cannot yet afford on his own dime. Don’t put junk food, especially candy, near him.

Jimmy Xiao

Macro Analyst

Jimmy is a junior finance student from the Bay Area in California. Since coming to NYU, however, he has become a traitor and now asserts the East Coast is in fact the best coast. He has previously interned in business development, and is currently interning at a lower-middle market investment bank. For fun, he enjoys going to the gym, film and TV, feeding in League, and keeping up with cool technology he cannot yet afford on his own dime. Don’t put junk food, especially candy, near him.

Kate Yeh Macro Analyst Kate is Canadian and currently a junior studying Finance and Statistics at NYU. She likes reading, dancing badly, and embarrassing her friends in her spare time.

Kate Yeh

Macro Analyst

Kate is Canadian and currently a junior studying Finance and Statistics at NYU. She likes reading, dancing badly, and embarrassing her friends in her spare time.

Joshua Ling Macro Analyst Joshua is from Singapore and is pursuing a major in Business and Political Economy. He is a diehard San Antonio Spurs supporter. In his free time, you will find him binge-watching sitcoms or sports debate shows.

Joshua Ling

Macro Analyst

Joshua is from Singapore and is pursuing a major in Business and Political Economy. He is a diehard San Antonio Spurs supporter. In his free time, you will find him binge-watching sitcoms or sports debate shows.

Hammad Hussein Macro Analyst Hammad is from Pakistan and currently studying math and economics. He joined QFS in his sophomore year.  He's interning at a hedge fund and has previously worked at a tech startup and a macroeconomic database firm. He enjoys playing FIFA, football and sometimes table tennis with his friends.

Hammad Hussein

Macro Analyst

Hammad is from Pakistan and currently studying math and economics. He joined QFS in his sophomore year.  He's interning at a hedge fund and has previously worked at a tech startup and a macroeconomic database firm. He enjoys playing FIFA, football and sometimes table tennis with his friends.

Darren Tong

Quantitative Analyst

Darren is a sophomore from Hong Kong studying Finance and Accounting, with a potential CS minor in the works. He enjoys reading online, eating, biking and hiking.

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