Christina Qi – Killing It Softly with Kindness!

Christina Qi – Co Founder Domeyard LP, Forbes 30 Under 30 Killing It Softly with Kindness! ACE NextGen is excited to present our next event with Christina Qi, the first and longest standing female founder in high frequency trading (HFT). She co-founded Domeyard LP with $1000 in savings. Domeyard closed its Series C in 2017 and trades up to $1 billion USD per day. Born in China, Christina’s parents brought her to America after the Tiananmen Square Massacre, and spent their early years waiting tables at Chinese restaurants. She experienced “being the only [___] in the room” (woman, minority, millennial, etc.) from middle school science clubs, through her adult career as a public speaker in finance. Tired of common misconceptions about minorities, Christina helped create a community to foster advancement, diversity, and collaboration in the fintech industry. During this event, Christina will be sharing her story as en entrepreneur in fintech industry. We will also have a discussion on dealing with microaggressions, competition, and other stress factors in life by using humor and kindness, and how it surprisingly pays off over time. More about Domeyard LP, it has been featured on the front page of Forbes, Nikkei, and other publications. Christina brings experience in investment management, sales and trading, derivatives operations, and technology across Goldman Sachs, UBS Securities, Zions Bank, and MIT Lincoln Labs. She is a visiting lecturer at MIT, within Nobel Laureate Robert Merton’s “Retirement Finance” class since 2014 and is a case study protagonist at Harvard Business School. Christina has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Bloomberg News, and Financal Times, and has contributed to the World Economic Forum. Christina sits on the Board of Directors of The Financial Executives Alliance (FEA) Hedge Fund Group, the MIT Sloan Boston Alumni Association (MIT SBAA), Invest in Girls, the U.S. Non-Profit Boards Committee of 100 Women in Finance, and the Scholarship Committee of the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Association. Christina and her team have been named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 and Boston Business Journal 40 Under 40 lists. She holds an S.B. in Management Science from MIT and is a CAIA Charterholder. Outside of work, Christina is a huge nerd, enjoying anime and board games with friends and family.

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