Chiente Hsu

Chiente Hsu

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Dr. Chiente Hsu is a recognized expert in the field of quantitative investments, and has been involved in nearly every segment of the industry—as an executive, author, academic, and advocate for women in finance. Dr. Hsu is the Co-founder and CEO of ALEX, a revolutionary fintech firm and the first full-service DeFi platform on Bitcoin via Stacks. Prior to co-founding ALEX, she was a Managing Director and Global Head of Quantitative Investment Strategy Research at Morgan Stanley, where she has been recognized as a leader in QIS and content. She also held a variety of roles at Credit Suisse, most recently as the Global Head of Alpha Strategies. A longtime proponent of educating everyone to become effective investors, Dr. Hsu wrote Rule Based Investing, which gained accolades as an elegantly simple rule based framework for earning persistent returns. Dr. Hsu spent her early career in academia. She was a tenure-track professor at the University of Vienna, Austria, and a visiting professor at Duke University, where she taught and conducted research in Financial Econometrics.

Professional Experience

Academic History


  • ALEX is disrupting the financial industry by efficiently connecting participants at both the institutional and individual levels.

  • The company is a one-stop shop DeFi platform modeled on the world’s financial markets.

  • Dr. Hsu and ALEX pledges to offer numerous internships to young women interested in fintech.


  • During her tenure at Morgan Stanley, she spearheaded the cross-asset effort to develop content-driven quant products that have been utilized globally.

  • At Credit Suisse, she led the QIS businesses to several billion AUM, and chaired the QIS Committee to coordinate the blank's global effort.

  • At Credit Suisse, she also served as an internal advisor for risk and platform evaluation for the Fixed Income Management Committee.

  • She was a Managing partner at QCAM, a specialist in foreign exchange, where she developed a currency overlay product.

  • During her tenure at QCAM, she was shortlisted as "Currency Manager of the Year" for the 2018 European Pensions Award.


  • Dr. Hsu has been published widely in major finance and academic journals, such as The Review of Economics And Statistics.

  • She has also appeared as a guest on Real Vision.