The winner of “40 under 40” award for the highest achieving 40 investment professionals in the European Hedge fund industry, Muhammed Yesilhark is one of the youngest people to achieve the position of the director in London Finance Industry. Now, the Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Q2Q Capital, Muhammed is one of Europe’s leading asset managers with working experience in various Finance and Equity Management Organisations of the world.
His success journey is really remarkable, where his hard work & the willingness, to go out of the way to achieve the best in life, are the only things that remained constant throughout is his undying passion.
His Professional Career
Muhammed started his professional career with a company named ‘Lazard’, based in Frankfurt. He joined their practice team as an Analyst and was trained in areas such as Equity Capital Markets and Corporate Finance.
Then, after moving to London from Frankfurt, Mohammed had Joined York Capital Management. York capital is a New event-driven hedge fund company which currently deals with $18bn AuM. It was Mr Yesilhark’s second company, where he served his duties as an Associate. And with the span of 4 years, he got promoted to Director level. He became one of the youngest Directors in the financial services industry in London among reputable firms with the very young age of 27. He was in-charged for York’s investment in all over German Speaking countries simultaneously in the EMEA region.
Before European Equities, Muhammed Yesilhark was appointed as a partner and manager at SAC Global Investors. It was one of a US-based hedge fund with $15bn AuM. There is a proverb that “Prove yourself with your work than your words”, and without a doubt, Muhammed proved this at SAC Global, where he managed the portfolio with $550m AuM for European Equities.
After all these achievements, to reach new heights, he joined European Equities as the Head & the Partner of the firm. Handling the company’s European funds and the exposure of Global funds, he managed to add the fund up to approximately $8bn. His tenure with European Equities was very fruitful, productive and gave him big life lessons. At the time of the joining Equities, Muhammed had stepped in with his team of 5 members, chosen from SAC Global Investors.
Muhammed Yesilhark – Personal Achievements
Muhammed was born and brought up in Germany, but he is originally from Turkey. He is well versed in finance and management as he had studied at the European School of Business. With the honour of first-class degree, he graduated from the Reutlingen University of Applied Science and Lancaster University in the United Kingdom.
His philanthropic nature exhibited by his membership at the National Zakat Foundation. NZF is the UK’s ground-breaking initiative which aims to utilize Zakat funds and voluntary donations collected in the United Kingdom. The funds of this organization are used for the locals and who deserves the support. Muhammed Yesilhark is fluent in several languages like English, German, French, and Turkish and also knows bits and pieces of Spanish. He is now married and has two lovely children. He is a sports enthusiast and loves to explore the world and travel to unexplored destinations with his wife and kids.