Birol ATIKOL - Managing Partner
Birol enjoyed a long career in various international investment banks and financial institutions in London as a proprietary trader, hedge fund manager and Chief Investment Officer until 2006. During that time, Birol also set-up and ran regulated asset management and advisory companies in Europe. Since 1999, he has lead-managed various projects in the areas of finance, energy and real estate and is the principal & president in every company of the AIS Group and acts also as the controlling shareholder of the Group, which includes Buhar Enerji. Birol holds a BSc in Mathematics and Actuarial Science from Istanbul Bogazici University (1991). He is fluent in English and German and is married with one child.
Matthew E. VOGEL - Partner
Matthew is Partner and Shareholder in the AIS Group since 2005, relocated from London to Istanbul while having worked from London and Istanbul. Prior to moving to Istanbul in 2011, the American and British national was Head of the top-ranked Emerging Europe, Middle East, and Africa Research team at Barclays Capital, after a long and distinguished track record of work on the global emerging markets which began at the World Bank in 1990. During a 20-year period in development and investment banking, Matthew worked extensively on Turkey, among other leading markets such as Russia and South Africa. He has been a strong advocate of Turkey’s economic prospects for years. Matthew holds a BA in Latin American Studies and Economics from the University of Texas (1988) and an MA in Economics from the Instituto Torcuato diTella (Argentina, 1989). He is fluent in Spanish, struggles in Russian and is learning Turkish. He and his Russian wife have two children.