Beste Alpargun

Vice President, Fixed Income & Portfolio Manager

SEAMARK Asset Management Ltd.

Beste is a senior investment professional with over 25 years of experience on both the sell and buy side of the industry. She has held a variety of roles including Senior Equity Research Analyst and Head of Research at some of the largest investment banks in Turkey. 

Since relocating to Canada in 2000, Beste has conducted investment research for two local boutique firms and was also involved in the administration, compliance and senior management of these companies. In 2009, she joined SEAMARK's investment team as a Fixed Income professional. Currently, Beste heads the Fixed Income Team, as well as manages individual and institutional client portfolios. 

A graduate of Bogazici (Bosphorus) University in Istanbul, Turkey, Beste also holds an MBA degree from Dalhousie University, in Halifax and is a CFA charterholder. 

Beste currently teaches a graduate level finance course at St. Mary's University and has been a mentor to many students interested in pursuing a career in finance, from various Atlantic Canadian universities. She is a past president of the Atlantic Canada CFA Society and currently serves as an executive of the Board of The Marguerite Centre.