Chao Cen

Chao Cen
8508 16 Street Apt 610, Silver Spring, MD, 20910 240-535-5492
Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Master of Finance,
GPA: 3.97
§ CFA Level 3 Candidate (June 2016)
§ CIPM Scholarship
Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (SUFE), China
Bachelor of Science, Major: Accounting
GPA: 3.59
§ National Scholarship and People’s Scholarships
May. 2016
Jun. 2014
Global Equity Fund, University of Maryland, Washington D.C, US
Equity Analyst (2015.05 to present)
§ Co-manage $500,000 endowment fund for Robert H. Smith School of Business, Focusing on TMT sector.
§ Analyze equities and pitch buy/sell recommendation under EIC framework, by DCF and multiples analysis.
§ Implement the momentum model to predict the movement of stocks and other securities to decide the portfolio
allocation on different asset classes.
PricewaterhouseCoopers, Washington D.C., US
FSR Summer Intern (Financial instruments, Structured products, and Real estate)
§ Performed statistic testing procedures for two price-setting models and drafted model validation reports for a 25
billion-asset bank.
§ Conducted internal research on CCAR (Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review) banks’ stress testing
methodology, including PPNR models, credit models etc.
§ Actively involved in more than 10 billion dollar MBS issuances and verified the prepayment model.
Hualong Security, Shanghai, China
Investment Banking Department Intern (2 months)
§ Finalized over 300 pages filing documents for IPO of Reader Publishing Corporation.
§ Created Excel sheet to calculate relationships between IPO price and number of existing shares offered and
collected data and information in other similar cases.
§ Examined authenticity of major contracts within three years of OK Seed Machinery in due diligence procedure.
PricewaterhouseCoopers, Shanghai, China
Assurance Intern (Bank of China’s Year-end Audit) (3 months)
§ Implemented substantive tests in audit of treasury department and prepared audit working papers concerning
treasury transactions.
§ Created, sent and complied confirmation letters regarding customers’ balance on BOC’s account and called
clients for faster reply
§ Cooperated with senior auditors and accountants in auditing inventory account and solved problem of careless
Captain of School’s Basketball Team
2013 – 2014
Led the team in training and made the top 4 in university’s tournament
The Fourth National Outstanding MBA Cases Competition
Developed an MBA case (Pros & cons of company B’s social net entrepreneurship) and was selected as best 100
cases out of more than 600 cases.
SUFE Innovative Research Project
2011 & 2013
Led two in-depth research projects and won first prize twice.
§ Discussion of transformation and upgrading of textile industry in Shaoxing
§ Exploration of social net entrepreneurship – Development of steel trade industry in Shanghai
Skills: Proficient in equity analysis, Microsoft Office Suite, Matlab, SAS, and R
Languages: Fluent in English and Mandarin