About Speaker

image description

CIO, Head of Alternative Investments, Ak Asset Management

Göktürk Işıkpınar


Göktürk Isıkpınar is CIO & Executive Vice President responsible for Listed Equity Funds, Private Equity, Real Estate and Research since 01/03/2011. He received his B.Sc. in Economics from University of London, London- ENGLAND in 1996. He completed Middle East Studies Certificate Program in Galatasaray University, Istanbul-TURKEY in 2005. He lived in UK for seven years and was a trainee in Kleinwort Benson/UK Emerging Equity Desk in 1993. He joined DIS Securities Research Team in 2000 and worked as a sell-side research analyst for three years. In 2003 he joined DIS Asset Management as a buy-side Research Analyst. He worked as an equity fund manager between “2003 – 2006” in Fortis Portföy. He served as the CIO of Turkish Equities in the same company until his leave during 2006 – 2011. 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, Emerging European Equities incorporated in Luxembourg and Turkish Equities domicile in Japan. Göktürk has established the first onshore Private Equity Fund vehicle in Turkey which allowed the local pension funds and institutional investors to be introduced to the asset class for the first time in their history in June 2016.