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AASHIK THAKKAR

EDUCATION
DePaul University Chicago, IL
Graduation: June 2016
Master of Science in Economics (Business Strategy)
Bachelor of Science in Economics and Finance, Major GPA: 3.56/4.00
Istanbul, Turkey: Study Abroad, International Business Seminar
Honors: Cum Laude, Deans List in 9/12 Terms of Attendance, National Society of Collegiate Scholar
Relevant Coursework: Statistics, Advanced Microeconomics, Investment Banking, Applied International Portfolio, Corporate
Finance, Risk Management, Research Methods 1&2, International Macroeconomics, Money & Banking
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Group One Trading LP
October 2015 Present
Compliance Intern
Research regulations pertaining to different exchanges & respond to regulatory inquiries
Review daily trading activities & make certain that traders within the firm are obeying securities laws
Analyze big data logs for potential rules violation & assemble reports summarizing information
Driehaus Endowment Fund
January 2015 June 2015
Investment Banking Analyst
Assist Portfolio Managers in the valuation of European Securities using DCF and DDM Models
Perform economic analysis on UK/Scandinavian region to assist with asset allocation
Monitor and create valuation models for existing portfolio positions in my region
Compile stock recommendation reports and present to the team of Portfolio Managers
AHP Capital Management Chicago, IL
August 2014 December 2014
Asset Management Intern
Evaluated risk issues, underwriting, designed loan structure, price models and purchase agreements
Performed due diligence review on pools of mortgage loans that were later purchased by AHP LLC
Analyzed economic and demographic data to evaluate real estate market and obtained comparable market analysis
Reviewed rental leases, mortgage documents, financial statements, appraisals etc. so they meet all the required government
standards
Twin City Financials Elburn, IL
June 2012 March 2013
Teller Supervisor
Developed financial strategies for individuals based on their income and help them achieve their financial goals
Balanced currency and cash equivalent in the amount of $25,000 and kept track of bank negotiable everyday
Received and counted daily inventories of cash and maintained weekly ATM cash limits up to $40,000
ACTIVITIES
DePaul Applied International Portfolio
Chicago, IL
Portfolio/Investment Analyst
Perform fundamental equity research in Telecommunications & Banking companies in Europe and Asia
Led a team of Analyst that returned 7.4% on investment capital for DePaul University
McNew Demon Fund
Algorithm Modeling Team
Develop trading strategies for EUR/USD instrument with volatility & EMA using historical data
Produce performance documents reporting weekly Profit and Loss
Delta Sigma Pi Alpha Omega (Member)
November 2012 Present
DePaul South Asian Student Association (Secretary)
June 2012 March 2013
DePaul FastFWD Junior Achievement (Volunteer)
January 2013 Present
RELEVANT SKILLS & INTERESTS

Technical: Bloomberg, VB, STAT, SPSS, HTML,


Python, Capita S&P IQ
Languages: Hindi, Gujarati, and Punjabi

Other: DCF modeling, Financial Statement


Modeling, LBO and NPV modeling
Interest: Motivational Speaking, International
Travel, Craft Brewing, Hockey