About Us

Talas Capital, LLC (Talas) employs a long term value based strategy. The firm is evaluated on an absolute return basis and seeks to outperform the market benchmark over the long term.

Talas employs a “bottom up” approach to locate investment opportunities and utilizes a long term strategy in their execution.

Talas concentrates on their best ideas. Independent research is performed in pursuit of undervalued securities while ignoring any new hot stocks the herd is following.
Talas believes that ethics, hard work and a patient long term outlook will lead to superior performance and capital appreciation. Market frictions are minimized to avoid any unnecessary expense and the firm actively works to circumvent the common psychological mistakes that can often lead to depressed performance. Talas offers an extremely attractive compensation structure that is designed to closely align incentives between the managers and limited partners.

Leadership & service providers

 Mesut Ellialtıoglu TALAS Capital, LLC


Mr. Mesut Ellialtioglu, the Fund’s Turkey Investment Officer, has 23 years of Turkey focused equity research and fund management experience and focuses on value investing opportunities in the Turkish equity market. Prior to forming Talas Capital with Mr. Matthew Peterson, Mr. Ellialtioglu worked with Bankers Trust Company as an associate, Korfez Securities (Garanti Bank) as Co-Head of Research, UB Ulusal Securities (formerly SAMBA Saudi American Bank) as Managing Director for research and asset management, Kent Securities as Head of Asset Management, and ABN AMRO Asset Management Turkey as Chief Investment Officer. Mr. Ellialtioglu graduated with BS in Economics degree from the Wharton School of Business of the University of Pennsylvania in 1993.

Leadership & service providers

Matthew Peterson, CFA

Matthew Peterson is the Managing Partner of Peterson Capital Management, LLC. Peterson Investment Fund I was established in 2011 as a capital allocation vehicle with a mission to build enormous wealth for long-term partners.

Matthew has been working as a financial professional for two decades. His experience includes working with global financial services firms Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch, American Express, and Ameriprise Financial.

Prior to forming Peterson Capital Management, LLC and launching Peterson Investment Fund I, LP, Matthew split time between Wall Street and London as Capital Markets Manager at Diamond Management and Technology Consultants. Matthew worked as a member of both the US and UK offices, with expertise spanning risk management and derivative processing. During his tenure with Diamond, Matthew worked with top-tier investment banks, global payments firms, and international insurance companies to deliver high impact solutions to his clients’ most challenging business problems.

In 2010, Diamond was purchased by PwC and became Diamond Advisory Services.

Before Diamond, Matthew worked with Merrill Lynch and founded M. Peterson Financial Services, a financial planning firm that offered client planning services to American Express Financial Advisors.

Matthew holds a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. He earned his Bachelor of Science in economics and minor in mathematics from the University of Puget Sound. Matthew has lived and worked in China, England, and the United States. Matthew resides in Manhattan Beach, California, with his wife, Gamze, and their two children, Isabel and Adrian.


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