Mandy Xu is the Chief Equity Derivatives Strategist for Credit Suisse and a Director in the Investment Banking division, based in New York. She specializes in index and ETF volatility research, with a focus on cross-asset drivers of equity volatility. Mandy produces market insights, analysis, and trade ideas for hedge funds and major financial institutions. Prior to her current role, she was the head of US Equity Derivatives Strategy, overseeing both macro and single stock volatility research. Mandy is frequently cited in the financial media including the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Bloomberg, New York Times, Barron’s, and CNBC. Before joining Credit Suisse, she worked as a cross-border M&A analyst at E.J. McKay, a boutique investment bank in Shanghai.
Mandy graduated with honors from Harvard University with a B.A. in Economics and is a CFA charter holder. She served on the faculty of Mercy College as an adjunct professor of statistics in its MBA program. Outside of work, Mandy mentors at-risk youth with the Big Brothers Big Sisters program in NY and is currently a committee lead in the CS Americas Women’s Network.