Miklos Lukacs, CFA, Finance Expert in London, United Kingdom
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Miklos Lukacs, CFA

Verified Expert  in Finance

Finance Expert

London, United Kingdom
Toptal Member Since
October 6, 2020

Miklos is a structured finance professional who has developed a cloud-based financial modeling platform that's used by several banks in the securitization market. He is an expert in cash flow modeling with experience in both investment banking (Morgan Stanley) and rating agencies (DBRS Morningstar). Miklos freelances to leverage his skills in complex financial modeling and Python programming.

Career Highlights

Pylink Ltd.
Senior Financial Analyst
DBRS Morningstar
Morgan Stanley

Education Highlights

Master of Science Degree
Corvinus University of Budapest

Certification Highlights

CFA Charterholder
CFA Institute

Case Studies

Work Experience


2018 - PRESENT
Pylink Ltd.
  • Developed custom data science solutions: data cleaning, database management, exploratory data analysis, model development, data visualization, and deployment activities for clients in diverse industries (finance, media, and manufacturing).
  • Developed and backtested a sophisticated recommendation model.
  • Conducted detailed and customized exploratory data analysis to discover and validate patterns.
  • Built a robust classification model and a powerful interactive web-based BI dashboard to drive smart sales decisions.
  • Advised a large European bank to establish an internal data repository system.
  • Built a calculation engine (30,000 lines of Python code) that covers even the most complex financial features of securitized products.
  • Led a team of developers to build a web-based cash flow modeling platform for investment banks.
Focus areas: Asset Securitization, Python, Cash Flow Modeling, Consumer Lending, Data, Database Management, Financial Modeling, Quantitative Finance, RMBS, Predictive Modeling, Banking & Finance, Jupyter, Credit Ratings, Software as a Service (SaaS), Statistical Analysis, Treasury, Data Science, Data Visualization, Data Engineering

Senior Financial Analyst

2016 - 2018
DBRS Morningstar
  • Developed and maintained cash flow models on European asset-backed securities (ABS) (e.g., auto loans, leases, credit cards) and residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) transactions, using INTEX DealMaker, Excel, Python, and internal software.
  • Wrote Python and VBA scripts to automate the European new issue and surveillance cash flow modeling process and improve efficiency across the modeling and rating spectrum.
  • Built an internal software solution to enable the rating analysts to do more advanced risk analysis. The solution included a flexible and easy-to-use interface. The Python back end connected to market-standard software through APIs.
Focus areas: Cash Flow Modeling, Asset Securitization, Cash Flow, Asset-backed Securities (ABS), Credit Analysis, Credit Ratings, Data Analysis, INTEXcalc, wcmo wrapper, Jupyter, Product Management, INTEX DealMaker, Treasury


2014 - 2015
Morgan Stanley
  • Assisted sales and trading to provide investors with trading ideas on UK pub securitizations.
  • Supported the investment banking division (IBD) to pitch for the restructuring of a large UK pub company (Mitchells & Butlers).
  • Played a key role in the CLO securitization process, including portfolio analysis, structuring, rating agency communication, legal documentation, and handled investor requests for analyses, such as IRR, cash flow, and breakeven.
Focus areas: Product Management, Asset Securitization, Banking & Finance, Asset-backed Securities (ABS), Cash Flow Modeling, Credit Analysis, Consumer Lending, Excel Modeling, Data Analysis, Microsoft Excel, RMBS, Excel VBA, Derivatives

Business Inteligence Analyst

2013 - 2014
Infomatix (Acquired by EPAM)
  • Provided advanced solutions in the FMCG sector by using statistical, mathematical, and econometric models.
  • Developed multivariate statistical models in R to support Proctor & Gamble's decisions about pricing and promotions.
  • Provided interactive reports and data visualization in Spotfire and Tableau.
Focus areas: Business Intelligence (BI), Statistical Analysis, Data Analysis, SQL, Fintech, Data Visualization, Tableau, Software as a Service (SaaS), Project Management, Portfolio Optimization, Predictive Modeling
2010 - 2013

Master of Science Degree in Actuarial and Financial Mathematics

Corvinus University of Budapest - Budapest, Hungary

2007 - 2010

Bachelor's Degree in Economic Analysis

Corvinus University of Budapest - Budapest, Hungary


CFA Charterholder

CFA Institute

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