Ganlin Xu, Ph.D.

Quantitative Research Consultant, Big Data & Data Mining


Ph.D. Mathematics, Carnegie Mellon University, 1990
B.S. Mathematics, University of Science and Technology of China, 1984

Dr. Ganlin Xu, Ph.D., joined McKinley Capital as a Quantitative Research Consultant in 2013. Dr. Xu has more than twenty (20) years of investment industry experience and is currently the Chief Technology Officer of GuidedChoice, Inc. Before joining Dr. Harry Markowitz at GuidedChoice in 2000, Dr. Xu worked with Dr. Markowitz in the global portfolio research group at Daiwa Securities. Dr. Xu led an effort at GuidedChoice to incorporate mean-variance efficient frontier into innovative products that provide investment advice and managed accounts to millions of investors. He has worked on various theoretical and practical aspects of portfolio management, and published papers in the SIAM Journal of Control and Optimizations and Annals of Applied Probability, among numerous others. Dr. Xu was co-recipient of the RIIA Practitioner Thought Leadership Award in 2012.

In his years on the MCM Scientific Advisory Board, Dr. Xu has published articles with Dr. Markowitz and Dr. Guerard on domestic and global stock selection and the role of earnings forecasting in stock selection modeling.