New York, December 9, 2021 – The Rohatyn Group (“TRG” or the “Firm”), an asset management firm with expertise in emerging markets and real assets, today announced that it has hired a large cap emerging markets equity team led by Emre Temiz. Mr. Temiz, who covers Europe, Middle East and Africa (“EMEA”), will be based in Istanbul. Joining Mr. Temiz will be Federico Galassi, who covers Latin America and will be based in Mexico City. Mr. Temiz and Mr. Galassi each bring over twenty years of experience investing in emerging equity markets.
TRG CEO Nick Rohatyn said, “Emre and Federico’s earnings momentum-based investment approach, which targets highly liquid equities in larger ex-Asia emerging markets, complements TRG’s existing public markets investment capabilities, both stylistically and geographically. We are also thrilled to establish a local presence in a country as dynamic as Turkey and add a new dimension to our footprint in Mexico.”
“After five successful years at PAAMCO, I am excited to begin my next chapter at TRG,” Mr. Temiz commented. “The Firm’s public markets team – led by emerging market veteran Bernard Steinberg – which spans currencies, interest rates and quantitative sovereign and corporate credit, as well as an array of different equity investment approaches, provides the type of multi-disciplinary, multi-perspective investment environment in which my team has historically thrived.”
Mr. Galassi added “TRG’s private markets team, which shares our depth of geographical expertise in EMEA and Latin America, offers an additional source of collaboration as we encounter similar growth themes and sector dynamics.”
“Emre and Federico’s focus on fundamental analysis in a space where sell-side research is limited, diversified return drivers, and flexibility to apply their strategy on a long only and long/short basis, make this an exceptionally compelling opportunity, especially in this volatile market.” noted Bernard Steinberg, Partner and Head of Public Market Investing at TRG.
Prior to joining TRG, Mr. Temiz worked as a portfolio manager at PAAMCO Miren and Black River Asset Management. He began his career as a buy-side analyst at Neuberger Berman covering technology stocks globally and as a sell-side analyst at EFG Istanbul covering Turkish equities.
Mr. Galassi has been a member of Mr. Temiz’s team since 2015, spanning tenures at both PAAMCO Miren and Black River. Previously, he held several roles with divisions of BBVA, including as manager of several Latin America equity portfolios.”