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Tayfur Eken

  • Programme: Masters in Finance part time
  • Nationality: Turkish

After obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in Business from Middle East Technical University, Tayfur started his career as a bank auditor. In 2010, he joined Capital Markets Board of Turkey as an analyst where he oversaw the financial services sector. During his time at CMB, he developed an interest in quantitative modelling and obtained a Masters in Financial Engineering from Bogazici University. He left CMB as a senior associate in 2016 to move to London. He is currently Head of Finance at Tera Europe, an investment house specializing in providing brokerage solutions. He is a CFA charterholder.

Tayfur came to LBS to become part of a truly diverse and high calibre community. He is a recipient of a Masters in Finance Merit Scholarship and a vocal advocate of the LBS brand.

Tayfur is Vice President (Quant) of the Investment Management Club. He believes in factor investing; enjoys reading political history and cooking Turkish cuisine for friends in his spare time. He recently became a certified Scuba diver, and considers diving a life changing experience.