We believe in scientific approach applied

in a systematic way

Intellectual curiosity
and desire for lifelong learning are

our main driving forces

We use large-scale data
and state-of-the art algorithms

to gain differentiated insights

We harness academic knowledge

with industry expertise

ABOUT US

ABOUT US

Algotecht is a research-based financial consultancy firm. We conduct research, consultancy and training projects on various advanced financial topics. In our projects we apply a systematic scientific approach and leverage the power of data, technology and algorithms. In our projects we harness academic knowledge with local industry expertise.

Advanced financial modelling and rigorous quantitative research are our main strengths. In our projects we use various modelling approaches from mathematics, econometrics, machine learning and data science.

Algotecht is built upon our team members’ 20+ years of successful track record on banking, capital markets, academic research and technology. We value intellectual curiosity, lifelong learning, a healthy dose of scepticism on common beliefs, evidence-based reasoning and thinking out of the box.

SERVICES & PRODUCTS

ROBO ADVISORY
ROBO ADVISORY

As technology advances in a very fast pace, digital disruption affects all sectors. Along with the FinTech wave, we are currently developing a robo advisory platform for Turkish pension investors. Our platform enables detailed customer profiling, goals tracking, strategic and tactical asset allocation, risk management and customized portfolio construction.

ALGORITHMIC TRADING
ALGORITHMIC TRADING

In trading, lack of discipline, behavioural biases and not acting fast on trade opportunities may significantly drag the financial performance. To overcome those, we are developing algorithmic trading strategies where we benefit from a disciplined systematic approach and minimize behavioural biases. We use advanced modelling tools from mathematics, econometrics, machine learning and data science, and apply rigorous backtesting methods to identify profit opportunities.

RISK PROFILING
RISK PROFILING

In order to meet the investor demands well, a rigorous customer profiling is the first step. We conducted an extensive research on customer risk profiling, including questionnaire design, evaluation and risk profiling and mapping . We are currently developing a risk profiling tool for financial firms. For more details, visit our website www.riskalgisi.com

MACRO & QUANT RESEARCH
MACRO & QUANT RESEARCH

Research is the key component of a sustainable and profitable investment process. At Algotecht we conduct detailed research on macro strategy, risk management, banking, financial markets and investing. Our typical research is data and algorithm driven, backed by a scientific approach and helps investors in their search of strategy, macro view and investment decision making.

FINANCIAL HEDGING
FINANCIAL HEDGING

We provide consultancy and analytical tools for real-life financial hedging problems for financial and non-financial firms. We help our clients identify, plan and execute effective cash flow and economic value hedges for currency, interest rate and commodity exposures.

TRAINING
TRAINING

We offer training solutions on advanced risk & financial modelling. For a full description of our trainings on risk management, visit website of our sister company Riskturk at www.riskturk.com. We provide training on financial modelling with R and Python through our website www.akademialgo.com. We also offer in-house training programs tailored to specific needs of our customers.

CONSULTANCY
CONSULTANCY

We provide tailor made consultancy on macro strategy, risk management, banking, financial markets and investing and provide actionable insights for solving real-life industry problems.

OUR TEAM

NEWSROOM

Comments on Behavioral Finance
Comments on Behavioral Finance
Prof Burak Saltoglu gave a speech on behavioral finance at National Insurance Summit. He pointed out that studies on behavioral finance play a critical role in improving finance industry and preventing systemic risks. He says that firms do not properly use hedging mechanisms due to high self-confidence in periods with low volatile exchange rate. Also in private pension system, risk profiles of investors can be figured out more precisely with use of findings of behavioral finance.
Prof Burak Saltoğlu discuss the factors that effect investment performance of the retail investors
Prof Burak Saltoğlu discuss the factors that effect investment performance of the retail investors

Prof. Dr. Burak Saltoğlu has been invited to a seminar by TOBB ETÜ University. He will talk on the findings of a recent large scale study in which pension portfolios pf 178,651 individual investors are analyzed in detail. Quite strikingly, the study shows that more educated investors trade more but earn less than the less educated ones.

Link: http://spm.etu.edu.tr/tr/publish/2019_06_25-buraksaltoglu.html

Comments on Economic Outlook

Is Turkish lira undervalued ? What will happen to “zombie” corporations ? How will import, exports, and unemployment be affected by recent events? Prof. Burak Saltoğlu shares his views on Turkish financial markets, investment environment and Fed’s actions at “Ekonomik Görünüm” on Bloomberg HT. Dollarization, inflation, and policy rates have been discussed with economist Ege Cansen and show’s host Barış Esen.

Comments on Turkey and Industry 4.0

Prof Burak Saltoglu answered questions about effects of automation and industry 4.0 on Turkey. He points out the decrease in employment for banking and finance sector and says that we need to be adaptive and be prepared for distractive side of technological progress.

Economists and academics commented on New Economic Program
Economists and academics commented on New Economic Program

Leading economists and academics commented on  New Economic Program as announced by the government. According to Prof. Burak Saltoğlu, New Economic Program is a realistic and consistent one, but the implementation details will be crucial.

Link: http://www.hurriyet.com.tr/ekonomi/ekonomist-ve-akademisyenler-yepi-degerlendirdi-40962720

Comments on Risks in the Turkish Banking Industry

Prof Burak Saltoglu commented on increasing risks in the Turkish banking industry. He discussed possible side affects of pro growth policies that lack necessary resource and productivity gains and comment on possible loan restructurings in the banking sector.

Panel on Global and Turkish Economy

Prof Burak Saltoglu attended a panel where global and local economic conditions were discussed. He emphasized that loan to deposit ratio of Turkey is not in safe margin anymore due to lack of local funding sources.

Comments on Global Financial Developments

On Bloomberg HT, Prof Burak Saltoglu discussed recent global developments and commented on possible future market implications.

Prof Burak Saltoğlu gave a speech in Risk Management Conference
Prof Burak Saltoğlu gave a speech in Risk Management Conference

İstanbul Stock Exchange organized its second conference on risk management with derivatives. Professionals from real and financial sectors gather to discuss best practices on risk management to hedge currency, commodity and interest rate risks. Prof Burak Saltoğlu gave a speech in the session titled “What is Risk” and discuss hedging best practices as well as painful experiences of companies due to lack of risk management practices. He stressed that the risk management is dynamic areae where risk management methods need to be constantly updated and the spread of risk culture is a key element to achieve success in risk management practices.
 
Link: http://bigpara.hurriyet.com.tr/haberler/borsa-istanbul-haberleri/viop-konferansinda-turkiye-de-risk-yonetimi-tartisildi_ID1428035/

RESEARCH

REFERENCES

Risk comes from not knowing what you're doing

Warren Buffet

The intelligent investor is a realist who sells to optimists and buys from pessimists.

Ben Graham

In the short run, the market is a voting machine but in the long run, it is a weighing machine.

Ben Graham

Risk control isn't an action so much as it is a mindset. It stems largely from putting at least as much emphasis on avoiding mistakes as on doing great things.

Howard Marks

The important thing is to never stop questioning.

Albert Einstein

If it disagrees with experiment, it's wrong. And that simple statement is the key to science. It doesn't make a difference how beautiful your guess is, it doesn't matter how smart you are, who made the guess, or what his name is. If it disagrees with experiment, it's wrong. That’s all there is to it.

Richard Feynman

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