Currently the managing and founding partner of Turkey’s first local “Corporate Governance” and “Credit Rating” agency, Ali Persembe is also an independent financial analyst and investment consultant. He is also an experienced Technical Analyst and a Trading Systems Developer.
After graduating from Robert College, Istanbul and the University of Central Florida (Finance & Management), he started his trading career in the futures and options markets of the U.S. and diversified into the international foreign exchange and capital markets. Following several trading desk positions in London and Geneva, Ali returned to Turkey and founded the country’s first ever futures & options brokerage house (1985).
With over 34 years in the industry and those years’ accumulated know-how and experience, Ali devoted most of his time to developing and conducting training courses on technical analysis, trading psychology and discipline, money management, and futures and options. He has conducted training courses and seminars in 20 countries and 28 world cities and trained traders and analysts in almost every bank and brokerage house in Turkey.
Ali started the nation’s first mutual and retirement funds rating service back in 1999 and eventually founded, in 2005, again the first licensed credit rating and corporate governance rating agency SAHA. His four volume Technical Analysis series is the nation’s highest selling financial book and he has translated series of world financial classics into Turkish.
Ali was the producer of financial comedy “Persembe’nin Gelisi”, aired on CNBC-e. His editorials appear regularly on daily and financial newspapers such as Dünya and Milliyet. He also lectures financial economics post graduates at Bilgi University, Istanbul.