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Elcin Yildirim

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

New York, NY, USA


Elcin Yildirim, Assistant Director, heads the Quantitative Analytics Unit (QAU) at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Based out of New York, he was a Quantitative Research Analyst/Financial Engineer in the same Unit prior to his leadership role. The QAU focuses on examination support as well as research and development of tools for data analytics. His industry experience is mainly in quantitative and algorithmic trading of equities and futures. Previous to joining the SEC in 2013, Elcin Yildirim held positions of Quantitative Portfolio Manager at SAC Capital Advisors; Director at the Global Strategic Risk Group (GSRG) in Merrill Lynch and Vice President in Process Driven Trading (PDT) at Morgan Stanley. He started his career by consulting on Financial Risk with Oliver Wyman. He has a PhD in Physics with a focus on Probability and Applied Mathematics from Princeton University.
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