Ying Xue

Ying Xue

Ying Ian Xue, PH.D.
Assistant Professor

Ying Ian Xue, PH.D.

Contact Info
Business Hall, Room 419


Ian worked at the world’s largest asset manager, BlackRock, in its headquarters in New York City, before joining Rowan as a full-time finance faculty member. He presented one of his recent publications in the Summer Institute of Finance Conference that selected 12 papers from 875 submissions. The other 11 included papers were authored by Nobel Laureate Philip H. Dybvig and full-time professors at MIT Sloan, Stanford GSB, Chicago Booth, UPenn’s Wharton, Columbia Business School, Duke’s Fuqua, and Cornell’s Johnson, etc. 

Ian was an Assistant Vice President at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and a Senior Consultant at Deloitte, both in NYC. He became a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA) in the Quantitative Finance and Investment (QFI) track after acing 10 financial economic/engineering exams and completing 18 additional requirements. Apart from his prior Wall St roles, Ian served as the course assistant for Kenneth J. Singleton, a former President of the American Finance Association, and taught the Bayesian inference class session at Stanford GSB on Ken’s behalf. Ian enjoys conducting research in financial economics and interacting with students in finance classes.

Ian excelled in the August 2023 CFA level I exam with the lower end of his score range markedly exceeding the 90th percentile of all candidates. He has incorporated the relevant CFA curriculum content, including proper CFA ethics training, into his relevant courses as per AACSB guidelines.



  • Ph.D., Finance, Duke University
  • M.S.F., Stanford University
  • B.S., Actuarial Science, University of Hong Kong