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Arda Kocaman
Co-founder / Managing Director

 Has more than 20 years of experience in finance industry
 Started his career at Garanti Bank in the Corporate Banking Department and later moved to West Deutsche Landesbank (WestLB) Treasury where he worked in both Istanbul and London offices over 10 years
 Joined FinansInvest of Finansbank in 2007 and headed the Company’s Treasury Department as Executive Vice President until 2015 where he was responsible for running the Liquidity and Proprietary Desk, International Markets Desk and ETF Desk
 Worked at Tacirler Investment as EVP of Treasury from 2015 to 2017
 Holds a B.A. degree in Business Administration from Bilkent University, Ankara and a high school diploma from TED Ankara College

Evren Atabay
Co-founder / Chief Investment Officer

 Has more than 20 years of experience in financial and non-financial industries
 Started his career in 1997 as a dealer and consecutively worked at Adam Smith Brokerage and Interbank
 Joined Global Securities in 1999 where he worked in the Domestic Sales Department for 5 years and was responsible for the trading of high net worth clients
 Experienced the non-financial sector for 8 years as a regional head and treasurer of a multinational textile company
 Returned to the financial sector in 2013 and worked in ATIG Securities as Head of Sales and 1 year later was transferred by Ikon Securities as EVP for International Markets
 Worked at Tacirler Investment as VP of Sales and Marketing from 2015 to 2017
 Holds a MBA degree from Istanbul Bilgi University and a B.A. degree in  Economics from Istanbul University
 Currently is a Ph.D Candidate at Kadir Has University in the major of Banking and Finance

Mihai Cheregi
Director / MLRO

 Started his career with Intertrust Luxembourg in 2008 as Relationship Officer and joined United International Management Luxembourg S.A. as Relationship Manager in 2009
 Relocated to Malta in 2013 as Director of United International Management Limited, a company licensed by MFSA as Company Service Provider
 Holds two B.A. diplomas in Business Administration from the University of Orleans (France) and The Academy of Economic Studies (Bucharest – Romania) as well as a Master’s Degree in Economics, Finance and Management related to European Union environment from the University of Nancy 2 (France)

Dr. Paul Magro
Director / Chief Risk Manager

 Co-founder of RiskCap International Limited
 Acquires skills in quantitative analysis, financial modeling and risk management
 Has been involved in the financial industry for over a decade having worked in foreign exchange, invoice finance and payment services
 Also a visiting lecturer at the University of Malta – Banking and Finance Department; lecturing on hedge fund strategies, alternative investments, financial modeling and financial engineering
 Holds a BCom in Finance and Ph.D in Finance from the University of Bangor

Mario Bugeja
Director / 24 SICAV

 A former Central Bank of Malta employee with 42 years of investment management experience.
 As Head of Investments Department, played a leading role in strengthening the Bank’s reserve management operations including embarking on new instruments for investment and risk management operations, developing strategic and tactical positions as well as hedging fixed income portfolios and foreign currency positions
 As an active member in investment and managerial committees, Mario showed leadership and organisational skills and executed his responsibilities in a highly professional manner

Kevin Polidano
Investment Committee Member

 Has over 14 years of experience in the financial services industry
 Worked for one the world’s largest commodity Hedge funds with over $1 billion in Assets Under Management, where he has been predominantly responsible for Risk Management
 Worked as Corporate Advisor with one of the “big four”, advising a wide range of clients from different sectors on business valuations, preparation of valuation models and assisting auditors on the valuation of complex derivatives
 Worked within the investment management business with the largest financial institution in Malta
 Approved by the MFSA as an Investment Committee Member and a Director for Malta-based Fund Managers
 Is a Charter Financial Analyst and holds a Banking and Finance (Honours) degree from the University of Malta.
 Registered with the US National Futures Association (NFA) as an Associated Person and passed the CFTC/FINRA Series 3 Exam
 Also a visiting assistant lecturer at the University of Malta within the Faculties of Finance, Economics, Management and Accounting