Selim Yazici is the CEO of TEB AM. He joined the Company in 2012 and worked as the CIO until November 2014. Previously, he managed the institutional equity brokerage business of the TEB/BNP Paribas Group in Istanbul. He has been in the Turkish financial industry since 1996, most of the time as a senior banking sector analyst. He worked in various locations including New York and London and in companies including Lehman Brothers, Nomura International and Unicredit MIB. Mr.Yazici holds an MSc. in Economics and Finance from University of Warwick and BSc. in Management Engineering from Istanbul Technical University.
Halim Çun is presently the General Manager and Board member of Gedik Asset Management . Halim Çun started his career at Dünya Newspaper, as the manager of Foreign News Department in 1984. Later, he continued his career in the financial sector and joined Dışbank (later named Fortisbank) as senior analyst. Then he joined Sabanci Holding - one of the Turkey’s largest conglomerates- in 1987 and worked in Planning and Investments Department , participated in various projects and held several positions. In 1998 he became the founding general manager of Ak Investment Fund, and later in 2000 he founded Ak Asset Management , which is an affiliate of Akbank where he worked as General Manager for six years. During his tenure, he also worked in the Steering Committee for the establishment of Akbank’s pension company and pension funds during 2002- 2003 and in the marketing committee for distribution of financial products within the Group . Then he joined Gedik Investment Securities, worked for he restructuring of the fund management business within the Company, and later established Gedik Asset Management in 2008. He serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Turkish Institutional Investment Managers Association since 2002. Halim Çun was graduated from Bosphorus University and he received his BA degree in Business Administration from Bosphorus University.
Mehmet Ali Ersarı, with more than 20 years of experience in the financial industry, is the CEO of Ak Asset Management. He received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Civil Engineering from Middle East Technical University and MBA degree from Bilkent University. He started his career in 1997 as a Fixed Income trader at Interbank Treasury Department following the Management Trainee Program and afterwards he joined Ottoman Bank Treasury as a Senior Trader. He served as the Head of Fixed Income Trading at Garanti Bank until 2004 following the merger with Ottoman Bank. He was leading the Country Rates Trading at ABN Amro N.V. as a member of the Global Leadership Program before his accession to Ak Asset Management in 2008 as the Chief Investment Officer (CIO). Since the begining of 2018, Ersarı has been assigned as the CEO of Ak Asset Management.
Cenk Kaan Dürüst works for TEB Asset Management since 2007, and is the Board Member and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Dürüst has over 25 years of experience working for a number of leading institutions locally and internationally. He started to his career in 1995 at David Lerner Associates in the USA as an investment counselor. After moving back to Turkey in 1996, he held senior level positions at the Institutional Sales & Trading desks of ABN Amro Securities, Koc Securities, and Ottoman Bank until 2000. When he decided to see “Buy side” of the table, he joined asset management department of Eczacibasi Securities to become Portfolio Manager. He then played a key role on the establishment of Eczacibasi-UBP Asset Management, a joint venture of Eczacibasi Securities & Union Bancaire Privée, as he became Head of Business Development, Marketing, and Operations departments between 2002-2007. Cenk Dürüst received his MBA degree in Finance (1992), and his B.S. degrees in Business Administration and Hotel & Restaurant Management (1991) from University of New Haven in the USA. Dürüst speaks English and French.
Egemen Erden has over 20 years of investment banking experience working for a number of leading investment banks in Istanbul and London. He is currently Executive Vice President responsible for Institutional Brokerage, Research and Investment Advisory at Finansinvest. Erden started his career in 1993 at Finansbank, Istanbul, as a Research Analyst in the Capital Markets division. He gained further experience as a sell-side analyst in London, at Nomura International and BNP Paribas, where he was country analyst for Turkey with further coverage across the MENA region. He moved back to Istanbul in 2005 and joined Finansinvest’s Institutional Sales and Trading desk. Erden worked in the origination and execution of a number of equity offerings including the international placements of Finansbank SPO, and the IPOs of TEB, Petkim, Asya Bank, and Albaraka Turk and helped establish Finaninvest as one of the leading institutional brokers following the migration of BIST to the NASDAQ OMX platform in 2015.Erden became General Manager of Finans Asset Management in March 2017 Erden speaks English, German and Spanish.
Mr. Arabacıoğlu was born in 1966 and graduated from Ankara University, Faculty of Political Sciences. Subsequently, he received an M.A. in International Banking and Finance From Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh. He began his Professional career in 1988 for Deloitte Touche-Auditor and joined Denizİnvest Securities in 1999. Mr. Arabacıoğlu has served as General Manager at DenizPortfolio Management since June 2004.
Göktürk Işıkpınar is CIO & Executive Vice President responsible for Local & Global Equity, Research, Private Equity and Real Estate since March 2011, where he established the first onshore private equity fund domiciled in Turkey under CMB regulations that focuses on investments in industries such as renewable energy, technology, health and manufacturing. Prior to Ak, he served as the CIO of Turkish Equities in Fortis Asset Management Turkey, where he started as an equity fund manager back in 2003, and he was responsible of providing research (and managing during BNPP IP) to international funds of Fortis Investments (BNPP IP) including BNP Paribas L1 Equity Turkey Fund, Emerging European Equities Fund incorporated in Luxembourg and Turkish Equities funds domiciled in Japan, where he also developed several private equity projects in health industry. Before Fortis Asset Management, he held sell-side and buy-side research analyst posts in Dış Securities, following his career start as a trainee in Kleinwort Benson/UK Emerging Equity Desk in 1993 in London, where he lived for seven years. He received his B.Sc. in Economics from University of London in 1996. He also completed Middle East Studies Certificate Program in Galatasaray University, Istanbul, Turkey in 2005.
Mahmut Kaya is the CEO and Deputy Chairman at Garanti Asset Management. Mr.Kaya joined Garanti Asset Management in February 2013 as Chief Investment Officer. Prior to that he had been the Executive Vice President in charge of Research at Garanti Securities. He began his equity research career at ING Barings in London where he worked as equity analyst in 1995-1997. He then moved to ING Barings' Istanbul office to work as senior equity analyst. In 1998 he joined Santander Investment to cover industrial stocks. The following year he started his Garanti career as Head of Research at Garanti Securities. Mr. Kaya has an MBA degree from London Business School and a BSc in engineering degree from Istanbul Technical University. Experience: 22 years
As a seasoned executive with over twenty years of experience in Finance and Money Markets, Mrs. Peker has began her career in 1995, working at Alternatif Bank’s Treasury Department following the Management Trainee Program. During 1995 and 1997, she worked at Treasury Marketing and Fixed Income Securities Group at AlternatifBank. She was served as Deputy General Manager at Alternatif Yatırım A.Ş until 2003. In 2003, Koc Asset Management has transferred Mrs. Peker as a senior portfolio manager of Fixed Income Fixed Funds until 2006. Yapi Kredi Asset Management assigned her as Group Manager of Fixed Income Funds.She was assigned as Chief Investment Officer of Mutual Funds and Discreationary Portfolio Management in 2014, where she has been working since then .
He is a graduate from Anadolu University, Department of Economics and hold a Master Degree in Business Administration from Gazi University. He worked as a Manager at various levels in Şekerbank T.A.Ş. during the years between 1989 and 1997. He has been concurrently serving as the General Manager and a Member of the Board of Directors of Şeker Yatırım Menkul Değerler A.Ş. since 1997.
Mr. Tevfik Eraslan is İş Asset Management’s Chief Executive Officer. He previously led the Pension Fund Department overseeing the management of pension funds. Tevfik Eraslan currently serves as the Chairman of Turkisfund (SICAV) established in Luxemburg and is the member of Foreign Economic Relations Board of Turkey-Luxembourg Business Council. Prior to joining İş Asset Management, he carried managerial responsibilities at the Treasury Department of international financial institution from 1995 to 2001. In 2001, he joined İş Asset Management as an assistant manager. Subsequently, Mr. Eraslan served as the Division Head of Pension Funds Department and in 2013 he was promoted to the Chief Executive Officer of Is Asset Management. He attended in many executive programs from Pension Fund Management Seminars at The Wharton School of Economics and Global Asset Management Program at CFA Institute to Essentials of Management Program at the Colombia University. Mr. Eraslan holds a bachelor’s degree in Faculty of Economics from Istanbul University and a master’s degree in Capital Markets from the same university. He is the author of many articles on economics, finance, capital markets and pension funds. He is married with two children.
Avsar is currently General Manager and Board Member of Bizim Portfoy Yonetimi A.S., an asset management company fully subsidized by Bizim Menkul Degerler A.S., a brokerage and investment company well-known with its pioneering in investment services and products exclusively tailored to non-interest banks in Turkey. As an asset and investment fund manager, responsible of design, establishment and operations of the first investment funds and other products marketed to non-interest banking clients, including the World’s first Islamic Market exchange traded fund and Turkey's first local compliant equity index. Originally an aeronautical engineer, began his career in finance as a research associate in an investment firm. With over 19 years of capital markets experience, has held many positions including sell-side research analyst, corporate finance specialist, head of research, buy-side research analyst, fund portfolio trader, fund manager, and director of asset management. Currently working on new investment product development and standardization for non-interest investment in Turkey. He has an MBA degree in finance, lives in Istanbul and is married with two children.
Bengi Subaşı Gerçek, is presently Vice President of Mutual Funds and Fixed Income Products in Yapı Kredi Bank Private Banking and Wealth Management. Bengi Subaşı Gerçek graduated from Istanbul University Business Administration in 1997 and started her career in finance sector as a management trainee in Interbank. Between 1998 and 2001 she worked as Portfolio Manager in Inter Asset Management Company. Starting from 2001 she worked in Treasury, ICM and Corporate Finance departments of Iktisat Securities and Dundas Ünlü Securities respectively. In 2004 she joint Marketing and Product Management team of (former Koç) Yapı Kredi Asset Management. Since 2009 she is the Vice President of Mutual Funds and Fixed Income Products in Yapı Kredi Bank Private Banking and Wealth Management. Bengi Subaşı Gerçek is a member of TKYD Audit Committee since 2014.
Emrah Yücel started his professional career in the area of Treasury, Mutual Funds and Portfolio Management. He went on to work at various positions in İş Investment Securities Treasury, Domestic Markets and Portfolio Management Departments between 2001 and 2014. At İş Investment, Mr. Yücel participated in establishing and became Manager of the Portfolio Management Department. This Department delivered various services in different areas of capital markets; primarily mutual funds, hedge funds, capital protected funds exchange traded funds and discretionary portfolio management. In 2014, he joined İş Asset Management, where he continues to serve as the Chief Investment Officer. Emrah Yücel graduated from Boğaziçi University, Department of Mathematics, and then completed his Master's degree in Business Administration at the University of West Georgia.