VIDEO: Minsoo, Quantitative Models: Life at Chatham
Minsoo of Chatham Financial explains how he became a Chathamite after working as an intern with the company. A full transcription of the video is available below.
Minsoo Jung: My name is Minsoo Jung and I’ve been with Chatham for about 3 1/2 years so far. I went to the Fletcher School. It’s a small international relations school based in Boston, and I studied international finance and development economics there. Before joining Chatham, and before grad school, I worked as a management consultant for a few years. Then, I lived in Ghana for a little less than a year volunteering at a local non-profit organization.
When I was in grad school, I was particularly interested in micro-finance and I was focusing my study on micro-finance. I reached out to an alumni from the Fletcher School and it led me to the internship position at Chatham.
I interned at the Emerging and Frontier Market Team. I did a little bit of macro-economic research, specifically the interest rate and foreign exchange rate outlook for some African and Latin American countries that are important to our clients. My internship at the Emerging and Frontier Market Team helped me develop quantitative and modeling skills that I use on a daily basis on my current job. An instance when I do analytics is to quantify the risk exposure our clients have in foreign exchange rate movement and interest rate movement, and try to come up with the best strategy to hedge those risks.
We were trying to suggest a new hedge accounting approach. When we demoed the model that I developed at the end of the prototyping phase, the client became really excited and said, “I can’t wait to have it implemented in Chatham direct.” We were really thrilled to see the client being really excited about what we are doing at Chatham.
I’m Minsoo and I’m a Chathamite.