Who We Are


embonds was founded by Mehmet Artun and Kerim Acanal, former traders with a long history of expertise in emerging bonds. Mehmet, who holds a doctorate in physics from Princeton University, was head of external market debt trading at Deutsche Bank. Kerim was senior macro portfolio manager at Pharo Management and before that head of local rates trading across EMEA for Lehman Brothers.


embonds has staff located in its offices in London, New York and Istanbul. The team has decades of combined emerging markets experience in trading, sales, business management, operations, settlements, development, legal and compliance.


embonds is backed by IFC, part of the World Bank Group, and Earlybird Venture Capital.