Wealth & Finance International - Fund Awards 2015

www.wealthandfinance-intl.com 35 Emerging Markets Focused Boutique Alternative Asset Advisory Firm Asthenius Capital is a boutique alternative asset advisory firm with a key focus on emerging markets. Dynamic funda- mentals, sophisticated structuring and financial engineering alongside comprehensive asset advisory insight enables Asthenius to extract premium returns from its investments. We spoke to their CEO, Alp Sevimlisoy, to find out more. Company: Asthenius Capital Name: Alp Sevimlisoy Email: Investor Relations: [email protected] CEO: [email protected] Web: www.astheniuscapital.com Address: Michelin House, 81 Fulham Road, London, SW3 6RD Telephone: +44 (0)203 709 6520 Asthenius Capital works closely with its clients (largely focusing on MENA & EMEA clients) to provide personalised and tailored investment solutions that are heavily diversified, objective aligned and focused on extracting total value. We focus on using ‘Strategic Finance’, which is the name for our strategy which combines socio-political developments with underlying financial fundamentals of assets and investments focusing on both private equity and liquid strategies. What makes our approach unique is that we simply ask “What can we do for you?”, rather than simply offering a pre-determined set of products. Close contact is also vital in order to maintain the long-term relationships we have with our clients. In this sense, we offer a ‘Carte Blanche’ in terms of an investment approach that is tailored to specific individual and institutional needs. Our work is built upon a strong team effort. One of the key aspects of our service is that our investment committees are very much open platforms where all members of our team can put across their opinions allowing multiple different voices to be heard and different approaches being examined when key decisions are due to be taken. I strongly believe that the culture of a firm is very much dependent upon the personal attributes of individuals and at Asthenius we take the best of these attributes and evolve and integrate them into our collective mind-set, which allows us to provide a diligent and professional yet innovative approach. It is in our ability to adapt to the myriad changes in our industry that we truly excel. We are always at the cutting edge of what’s happening in our industry and we believe that in order for a firm to truly make a difference, they need to be constantly developing and innovating their services. One of the interesting developments we have noticed is that boutique investment advisory, private equity funds, M&A etc. firms are now competing with institutions in a much closer fashion than in the last few years. Both institutions and boutiques are now attracting the same quality of LPs, the same quality of deal flow and in my personal belief boutiques on average now have a more professional deal execution quality. I believe wholeheartedly that in the future boutiques from all sides of the spectrum will become increasingly more competitive in their respective spaces. Winning this award is a further testament to our success. I would like to state that as a firm we are honoured to be the winner from amongst a wide array of companies of great stature, and it allows both myself and my team to continue in a proud fashion in our field. Awards such as these are highly important as they highlight select firms to display the reasons as to why they have excelled whilst also bringing together those that are truly the best of the best. Looking towards the future of our company, we are looking to progress even further as well as looking to grow significantly in both the liquid and illiquid space. Continuing our successes, especially in the Turkish Market which is one of our key regions is of notable importance to us.

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