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About

TURKISH INSTITUTIONAL INVESTMENT MANAGERS’ ASSOCIATION

TKYD Management

image description 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.
image description 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.
image description Alim Telci was born in Istanbul in 1969. After completing his high school education at Şişli Terakki High School, he went on to graduate from the Business Administration department of Marmara University. He completed his MBA at The American University, Washington D.C. Kogod College of Business Administration, specializing in Finance. In 1995, he began his professional career at Finansbank as a Banking Analyst. He later went on to work in a Manager capacity at Sabancı Holding, Eczacıbaşı Securities, Ulusal Invest and Raymond James Securities. Between 2001 – 2006 he worked as the Director of the Asset Management department of Ak Asset Management. Between 2006 – 2007 he worked as the Director of the Research Department at Ak Invest, followed by various positions in Unicorn Capital, such as Head of Research, Head of Asset Management, Strategist and Deputy General Manager. After a short period at Halk Invest between January and June 2011 as Director of Asset Management, he was assigned as General Manager of the newly established Halk Asset Management in July 2011. Since April 2014 he also serves as a member of the Board of Directors. He has the Level 3 and Derivatives Licenses from the Capital Markets Board.
image description 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.
image description Emir Alpay is the CEO and the Board Member of Yapı Kredi Asset Management and he joined the company in 2013. He began his career in the treasury department of Kocbank in 1997. Between 1997-1998 he served in Money market desk, after 1999 served as a senior dealer in Fixed Income Desk. From 2006, he served as manager in Institutional Sales Department, and worked as director in the same department. In 2011, he worked as group manager of FX and Derivatives Market. Emir Alpay had an MBA from University of  North London Uluslararası İşletme (MAIB) in 1997, and a BS in Business Administration from Istanbul University.
image description 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.
image description HSBC Global Asset Management'ın Türkiye'deki portföy yönetimi faaliyetlerinden sorumlu yöneticisi olan Namik Aksel, 2008 yılından bu yana HSBC Portföy Yönetimi A.Ş.'nin Genel Müdür'ü olarak görev yapmaktadır. Namik Aksel is the Chief Executive Officer of HSBC Asset Management, Turkey. Based in Istanbul, Namik is responsible for the whole range of asset management activities of HSBC in Turkey where he oversees more than USD 1.5 billion of funds. Namık has joined HSBC Asset Management in 2004 and has been working in the financial industry since 1993. Before joining HSBC Asset Management, Namik was the chief investment officer and assistant general manager at Yapi Kredi Asset Management where he was responsible for the management of USD 2 billion of assets. Namik holds a BA in Business Administration from Bogazici University and is a graduate of Harvard Business School-GMP. He is a board member of the Turkish Institutional Investment Managers Association and is a member of the Board of Auditors at the Turkish Capital Markets Association.
image description 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
image descriptionMehmet 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.
image description 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.
image description 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.
image description 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.
image description 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.
image description Numan Tanrıöver is presently the General Manager and the Board Member of Vakıf Asset Management Company. He started his carreer as an auditor at Vakıfbank. Then he worked at the ISE as vice manager and manager, He later went on working as the Vice General Manager of Vakıf Securities Company and Vakıf Investment Trust Company respectively. After that, he worked as a regional manager of İstanbul 2nd region and 5th region of Vakıfbank. He has been working as the General Manager and Board Member of Vakıf Asset Mangement Company since May 2016. He was born in 1966 in Gaziantep. He graduated the Public Administration at the Faculty of Political Sciences of İstanbul University in 1987. Numan Tanrıöver has CMB Level 3 and Derivative Instruments Licenses.