Yang Xu is a member of the quantitative analysis team, developing systematic models, conducting research on asset allocation and option investment strategy. Prior to joining Calamos in 2021, Yang served as a quantitative analyst at Allstate Investment. Previously, he held the role of senior quantitative strategist at LJM Funds and quantitative analyst at Kottke Associates. He currently is pursing Ph.D. in Finance at Illinois Institute of Technology and published several journal papers during his Ph.D. training in engineering at Old Dominion University. He received an MS in Financial Mathematics from The University of Chicago, and a BS in Engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China.