Deniz Cicek joined Axonic in 2017. He is the Lead Portfolio Manager of Axonic Systematic Arbitrage Fund responsible for portfolio management, research, and trading activities. Between 2010 and 2017, he was employed at Barclays Bank PLC where he started in Quantitative Analytics Department as a desk quant. In 2012 he moved internally to one of the propriety trading desks where he traded interest rate derivatives systematically. During his last year at Barclays, he was part of Quantitative Investment Strategies group building and trading systematic strategies and alternative beta indices for institutional clients.
He holds a BS in Industrial Engineering with a Minor in Mathematics from Sabanci University in Istanbul and was in the PhD program in Decision, Risk & Operations Department at Columbia Business School.