Tayfun Icten is a Senior Vice President, Director of Fund Research in Mesirow Fiduciary Solutions. He is responsible for leading the due diligence initiatives, which includes working with Mesirow’s quantitative research team, project management leaders and analysts to develop, maintain and coordinate manager due diligence process.
Tayfun has 21 years of experience in the financial services industry. Prior to joining Mesirow in 2019, he was a Senior Analyst and a ratings committee member at Morningstar, focusing on multi-asset and alternative funds. Prior to Morningstar, Tayfun provided due diligence and portfolio construction expertise to a variety of institutional and high net-worth clients. He also served as a multi-strategy Portfolio Manager in a hedge fund and a Swiss insurance company, and traded derivatives in a systematic global macro fund. He started his career at the J.P. Morgan Chase bond trading desk in Istanbul.
Tayfun earned a Master of Business Administration and an undergraduate degree in finance from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, honors, and attended Bosphorus University Physics department in Turkey. He holds the FINRA Series 7 license and writes a financial column for Forbes magazine.