Partner, Chief Investment Officer
Caravel Management LLC
Caglar Somek, CFA is a partner and Chief Investment Officer of Caravel Management LLC, and manages their flagship strategy, a high-conviction global emerging and frontier markets portfolio through an active, long-term, and fundamental approach to investing in the publicly traded equities in these markets. In addition, Mr. Somek oversees the firm’s newer strategies including a Global Long/Short portfolio and a long-only ESG portfolio. Caglar also manages a team of seven analysts who have regional coverage responsibilities. Prior to joining Caravel, he was a vice president, senior investment analyst at Goldman Sachs Asset Management International focusing on the Asia Pacific ex-Japan region with broad research responsibilities including financials, basic materials, energy and financial sectors. Prior to this, Mr. Somek worked at Salomon Brothers Asset Management as a vice president, investment analyst covering basic materials and capital goods sectors and supporting all cap growth and value funds. He also spent five years as a global basic materials analyst and valuations specialist at Credit Suisse First Boston. Mr. Somek was raised in Turkey and speaks Turkish and French fluently. He is a member of the American Turkish Society’s Young Society Leadership (YSL) Program and regularly comments on Turkey for Forbes and Bloomberg’s news on global emerging markets. Mr. Somek is also a founder and board member of Emerging Markets Investors Alliance, a non-profit organization focusing on governance and sustainability in Emerging and Frontier Markets. Mr. Somek has an MA in international economics and finance from Brandeis University and a BS in economics, banking, finance and insurance from the University of Paris IX Dauphine.
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