Close Menu

Opportunities in Finance with James Xiong of Morningstar

Event Date: 

Feb 4, 4:30pm to 5:30pm


IIT Downtown Campus
565 W. Adams Street, Room C50
Chicago, IL 60661

IIT Stuart Career Pathways by Program

James Xiong, Ph.D., CFA, Head of Quantitative Research at Morningstar Investment Management, will discuss careers in finance and quantitative finance on Wednesday, February 4, from 4:30-5:30 p.m. at DTC Room C50.

Since joining Morningstar in 2000, Mr. Xiong has worked as a quantitative developer and later as a quantitative analyst prior to becoming the Head of the Quantitative Research. In this position, he manages the ETF portfolios, creating new methodologies and algorithms relating to portfolio management, tail risk management, strategic and dynamic asset allocation, mutual fund selections, alternative asset class investments, and other investment and financial planning topics. He has published more than 10 papers in financial journals including the FAJ and Journal of Portfolio Management, and more than 20 research papers in leading scientific journals.

This is an excellent opportunity for finance and business students to learn about the many career opportunities in the field while engaging with an industry professional with substantial experience and knowledge. 

Undergraduate and graduate students are welcome. Seating is limited, so register today. Questions? Contact Shahzad Hussain via email at