Asset management/hedge funds: Libera Capital
Freedom to perform
|The three founders are Didem Gordon, Imregul Gencer and Okan Alpay|
Independence means freedom. For Libera Capital, that means freedom from the strictures that bind the traditional asset managers. It is what motivated the founders to set up the business: freedom from tied distribution channels, freedom from benchmarks and freedom from institutional bias. Founded in 2010, Libera aims to be one of the top-three independent asset managers in Turkey, running a mix of hedge funds and mutual funds as well as discretionary managed accounts for high-net-worth individuals. The three founders are Didem Gordon, Imregul Gencer and Okan Alpay. They are among the highest-profile members of Istanbul’s asset management community. Gordon and Alpay ran the asset management business of Yapi Kredi, while Gencer was a director of a Hong Kong hedge fund, Apex Capital, based in New York. She was previously a board member of Global Investment Holdings in Turkey. Together the three have nearly 65 years’ asset management experience.