Hedge Funds

Profile: A fund focusing on Turkey – the emerging market that rivals China?


Asset managers in Turkey have only been able to short following changes to the financial regulations in the middle of the last decade.

The Strateji Securities Long/Short Equity Fund launched in 2006 run by Istanbul-based fund manager Bülent Topbas as a result of the changes to the regulatory landscape in the emerging market economy.

Cenk Utkan, marketing director of Strateji Securities, says it the firm expecting the Turkish regulator to further change the rules to also allow individual stock options to be traded publicly.
 Cenk Utkan UCITS
 Cenk Utkan

He says: “We have launched a long-only Luxembourg-domiciled