Aydin Aslan studied Economics and Quantitative Finance at the University of Kiel. During his bachelor studies, he gained practical experience as a working student for three semesters in the credit risk management division of the HSH Nordbank AG in Hamburg, participating in the analysis and restructuring of shipping portfolios. In his master studies, he spent an exchange year at the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, France focusing on pricing and hedging of derivatives, financial econometrics and international finance. After his exchange year, he did a three-month internship at Deloitte Germany in Hamburg, where he developed a tool for quantifying risks. He currently writes his master thesis on portfolio selection by full-scale optimization.