Founded in 2013, iRes adds value to its institutional clients by providing thematic research and investment ideas by combining in-depth political, macro, sector, and stock analysis under a holistic approach. Having the Turkish equity market as the primary focus, the firm also provides broad Emerging Markets strategies as well as investment assessments on client specific areas of interest on an exclusive basis. iRes has no direct or indirect connection with any brokerage firm, corporation, or government body. In accordance with the Capital Markets Board regulations in Turkey, iRes is an unregulated independent research provider.
Managing Director- Founder
Zekeriya worked as an EVP at Garanti Bank Turkey responsible for International Business Development, and served as a Board Member at Garanti Bank Romania, Garanti Asset Management (responsible from risk), and Garanti Securities (audit Committee member) between 2006 and 2013. Prior, he was First Vice President at Merrill Lynch in London as a Financial Analyst for six years. He also worked as a research analyst in various local and international brokerage firms during his finance & banking career since 1995. His main coverage was banking sector in Turkey, Russia, Egypt, Czech Republic and Israel. Cement, retail, refining, petrochemicals and conglomerates were among his sectoral coverage universe throughout his career. Zek received a number of awards from Institutional Investors and Extel, as the best Turkey and Financial Research analyst. He holds B.Sc. in Naval Architecture, M.Sc. in Robotics/Automatic Control Systems degrees from Istanbul Technical University and Masters degree in Business Administration from Edinburgh University.