Carmignac Gestion Group has appointed a new four-man European equities team, headed by Muhammed Yesilhark. The team is based in the London branch of the Group and will assume management of EUR1.6 billion of European funds: Carmignac Grande Europe, Carmignac Euro-Patrimoine and Carmignac Euro-Entrepreneurs. Muhammed and his team previously managed a large European equity portfolio for four years at SAC Global Investors’ London office, with a strong track record.
“We’re bringing on board a talented team under Muhammed Yesilhark’s leadership to underscore our commitment to generate strong investment performance in European equities. The objective is to raise our European funds to first quartile. Their experience in long-short management will help us to perform in all market conditions and will complement our risk management. Muhammed Yesilhark and his team will also contribute to the firm by originating investment ideas for use across the Carmignac Gestion Group funds range”, says Carmignac Gestion Group’s Founder and Chairman, Edouard Carmignac.
Muhammed Yesilhark started as an analyst at Lazard in Frankfurt. He then helped to build York Capital’s hedge fund business for five years before joining SAC in 2009. He studied Finance and Management at the European School of Business in Reutlingen. Muhammed will run the Carmignac Grande Europe fund and the long-short Carmignac Euro-Patrimoine fund.
Muhammed will co-manage the small and mid-caps Carmignac EuroEntrepreneurs fund with Malte Heininger who has been working with him for more than three years and is a former investment banker at Morgan Stanley. Malte graduated from ESCP-EAP in Paris.
The team also includes two analysts: Huseyin Yasar joined Muhammed’steam in 2011 from Goldman Sachs’ M&A division, and graduated from the European School of Business in Reutlingen and from Dublin City University. Saiyid Hamid worked for three years at Private Equity firm TA Associates, and graduated from Harvard Business School before joining Muhammed’s team at SAC in 2013.