Employment Statistics

UCLA Anderson MFE Program Full Time Placements
Class of: 2009 2010 2011 2012
Number of Graduates 36 38 31 30
Percentage of Students Placed (1) 87% 86% 92% 85%


Salary -
Domestic (2)
Average - $98,000 $96,000 $95,000
Median - $95,000 $100,000 $95,000
Range -

- $155,000

- $120,000
- $100,000


Salary - International (2)        
Average - $95,700 $75,000 $87,200
Median - $95,000 $93,000 $85,000
Range - $82,500
- $115,000
- $100,000

- $165,000


Los Angeles 24% 48% 35% 32%
New York 14% 7% 9% 24%
Chicago 7% - 4% 14%
San Francisco 10% 39% 30% 10%
PRC 3% 3% 9% 5%
Japan - - 4% 5%
Hong Kong 21% - 4% -
Singapore 10% - - -
Other U.S Cities 3% 3% - 10%
Other Countries 7% - 4% -
  Employers (3) Employers (3) Employers (3) Employers (3)
  Barcap Bank of the West China Asset Mgmt. AllianceBernstein
  BNP Paribas BBVA Compass CICC Aspiriant
  Chopper Trading CICC Deutsche Bank Bank of America
  Citigroup Citigroup Dorchester Capital Citigroup
  Credit Agricole Cutler Group Duff & Phelps DerivActiv
  Credit Suisse Duff & Phelps Ebay Deutsche Bank
  Dorchester Capital Franklin Templeton FactSet Discover Financial
  FTSE Gifford Fong

Federal Reserve
of NY

  Gifford Fong Houlihan Lokey FINRA JPMorgan
  Janus Capital Group Morgan Stanley Gifford Fong Markit
  JP Morgan OneWestBank Google MSCI
  KPMG PAAMCO Moody's Analytics Numerix
  Macquarie Bank Paul Capital Nomura PIMCO
  Nomura Asset Mgmt. PIMCO Oaktree Research Affiliates
  PENTA Piper Jaffray Oppenheimer SSgA
  PIMCO PWC Pacific Life Union Bank
  Research Affiliates Research Affiliates Research
  Roth Industries ROW Asset Mgmt. Susquehanna World Financial Desk
  Standard Chartered Union Bank Thomson
  TCW Wedbush Wilshire
  UCLA PhD Finance  Wilshire Associates    
    Job Titles (3) Job Titles (3) Job Titles (3)
    Advisory Asset Analyst Analyst Analyst
    Associate, Analytics Associate Application Tech. Analyst
    Associate, Trading Equity Analyst Associate
    Assoc., Equity Linked Prod. Fx Trading Analyst Credit Analyst
    Financial Engineer Portfolio Analysis Director, Invest. Strategy
    Quant Analyst Senior Analyst Manager
    Multi-Asset Strategy, Analyst Senior Financial Analyst Quant Trader
    Prop Trader Risk Analyst  
    Risk Manager Trader  
    FX Quant Researcher    
    Sr. Risk Consultant    
    Vice President    

(1) Based on number of students actively seeking full-time employment positions. Represents data as of May 30.
(2) Not all students elect to report salary data.
(3) Represents a sample of a larger data set.

UCLA Anderson MFE Program Internship Placements
Class of: 2009 2010 2011 2012
Percentage of Students Placed (1) 100% 100% 100% 100%


Los Angeles 42% 50% 41% 48%
New York 19% 13% 13% 13%
Chicago 3% 2% 3% -
San Francisco 5% 10% 16% 16%
Boston 3% 10% 6% 3%
PRC 14% 5% 6% 13%
Hong Kong 3% - - -
Singapore - - - 3%
Other U.S Cities - 2% 9% 3%
Other Countries 9% 8% 6% -
  Employers (2) Employers (2) Employers (2) Employers (2)
  Apollo Capital Management Ascend Analytics Advanced Algorithmic Trading Systems 3SQ
  Armored Wolf Atlas Capital Advisors Ascend Analytics Capital Group
  Atlas Capital Advisors Bank of the West Belmont Capital CICC
  Bank of China International Belmont Capital Centricity Financial Citi Commercial
  Barclays Capital Camden Group CME Citi Global Markets Group
  China First Corporation Capital Group Delaware Investments DerivActiv
  CICC CFA - Canada Federal Reserve Discover Financial Services
  Citigroup CICC

First Quadrant

LA Capital
  Duff & Phelps Citigroup GLIC MAP Alternative Mgmt
  GF Securities Convergent Wealth Advisors GMO Moody's
  Goldman Sachs Deutsche Bank Google Morgan Stanley
  Harvest Fund Duff & Phelps ING PanAgora Asset Mgmt
  Henderson Rowe Limited First Quadrant JP Morgan Pine River
  Informed Portfolio Mgmt FTSE Moody's Research Affiliates
  Macquarie Capital Guardian Life Nomura Asset Mgmt Revere Data
  Montague DeRosa & Associates Huatai United Securities One West Bank SEC
  Newedge USA LLC Informed Portfolio Mgmt Oppenheimer-Suma Group Singular Research
  Nomura Asset Mgmt JMN Financial PAAMCO Standard & Poor's
  Obex Securities Morgan Stanley PG&E T3 
  Pacific Life Insurance Nomura Asset Mgmt Pine River Universa 
  PanAgora Asset Mgmt Northwest Mutual Research Affiliates   
Quantifi Solutions PanAgora Asset Mgmt State Street
Research Affiliates PIMCO Shen Yin & Wan Guo Securities
Southern California Edison Relativity Hedge Fund Telesis
Strategic Global Advisors Research Affiliates Thomson Reuters
Trust Company of the West ROW Asset Mgmt Universa
UCLA Foundation Southern California Edison
Wedbush State Street
UCLA Foundation
Union Bank

(1) Based on number of students actively seeking internship positions. 
(2) Represents a sample of a larger data set.

Sample of Companies Recruiting UCLA MFE Students
Ascend Analytics New Frontier Advisors
Bank of the West Newedge USA LLC
Bloomberg Nomura Asset Management - New York
Camden Asset Management Nomura Equity Management - Hong Kong
Cappello Capital Nomura Fixed Income - Singapore
China First Corporation NumeriX
China International Capital Corporation Obex Securities
Citigroup Pacific Alternative Asset Management Company
Credit Suisse Pacific Life Insurance
Cutler Group PanAgora Asset Management
D.E. Shaw PG&E
DBS Singapore PIMCO
Duff & Phelps Pipe Jaffray
eBay PWC
Executive Financial Enterprise Quantifi Solutions
Federal Reserve of New York Research Affiliates
First Quadrant Rosenblatt Securities
Franklin Templeton Schwab
Future Fund of Australia SEC
GF Securities Shinnecock Group
Goldman Sachs Simplex-Tech
Google Southern California Edison
Group One Trading Standard Chartered Bank
Guardian Life State Street
Harvest Fund Strategic Global Advisors
Henderson Rowe Limited Susquehanna International Group
Himelsein Mandel Advisors T2AM
Informed Portfolio Management Tai Tam Capital
ING Hong Kong Thomson Reuters
Jane Street Toronto Dominion Bank
Janus Capital Trust Company of the West (TCW)
JP Morgan UCLA Foundation
KPMG Union Bank
Macquarie Capital Universa Investments L.P.
MKP Capital Wedbush
Montague DeRosa Wilshire Associates
Moody's Zion's Bank
Morgan Stanley ZS Associates