MEng Concentration: Financial Engineering
Anticipated Graduation Date: December 2013
Areas of Interest: Sales, Trading, and Structuring
Emre Balci received his bachelor’s degree in biological engineering, with a minor engineering statistics, from Cornell University. Prior to joining Cornell’s Financial Engineering program, he spent his previous two summers interning at J.P. Morgan and BNP Paribas.
At J.P. Morgan, Emre gained key risk management skills working within the fixed income derivative markets. Helping various trading desks, his projects involved automating an identification system for internal risk breaks, assisting trade team with bookings, and building a region-specific trade scorecard. During his next summer, Emre interned with the structured equity trading desk of BNP Paribas. Responsible for various quantitative trading projects, Emre designed a volatility trading strategy taking advantage of the VIX futures market and certain ETFs which track it.
With his financial engineering degree, Emre wants to solidify his quantitative skills and develop essential analytical skills in better understanding markets. As a student, Emre is a member of Cornell’s largest undergraduate investment club and heads its algorithmic trading and quantitative strategy team. A former Cornell fencer, Emre enjoys fencing in his spare time. In addition, Emre is one of Cornell’s famous student entertainers and DJs at various local venues.