Gesher Capital is the bridge between those who recognize the prospect that lies in Israel’s future and those who make that future a reality.
The opportunity set in Israel has expanded considerably and is as dynamic as it has ever been. Israelis are finding new ways and areas for entrepreneurship and innovation, both locally and globally. What was once considered to be a single asset class producing country, is now the new land of opportunity.
In an effort to create a platform that allows Israeli managers to grow and attain global exposure, the missing link was their access to foreign investors. Gesher Capital now enables that.
Collaborating with Israel’s top investment houses, utilizing rigorous due diligence and extensive market knowledge, we deliver to our clientele preeminent opportunities with elite Israeli managers, unique strategies and irreplicable asset classes. We offer investment opportunities that meet the needs of HNW individuals, family offices and foundations.
Founder, Gesher Capital
Mr. Zilberman brings nearly 15 years of global capital markets experience as both a team and proprietary trader in Fixed Income, Equity and Energy Commodities. Having worked at some of the top proprietary trading firms in Chicago, Yaniv has managed risk and profitability through various market cycles, and offers a solid understanding of global and macroeconomic factors.
Yaniv is a born and raised Israeli with a thorough knowledge of the Israeli economy, markets and culture. His exposure to adversities and opportunities in the Israeli investment arena, along with his professional partnerships, affords him a broader understanding of the industry.
Mr. Zilberman is a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA). He earned a Master of Science in Finance from University of Wisconsin – Madison and his undergraduate degree in Economics from the College of Management in Tel Aviv. Yaniv is a FINRA Series 82, 63 and 7 licensed.
Raphael (Rafi) Durst
Director of Israeli Institutional Consulting
Mr. Durst has 20 years of experience as a finance executive. He has worked with top Israeli investment banks and led many ventures and collaborations with cross-border companies. A notable deal that was constructed, negotiated, and finalized by Mr. Durst is the agreement between BlackRock and Altshuler-Shaham where Altshuler-Shaham was nominated as the sole distributor of BlackRock’s products in Israel.
Prior to his roles as a finance executive, Mr. Durst worked for the Israeli Ministry of Finance. During that time, Mr. Durst was stationed in NYC where he was responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with investment banks, rating agencies and local officials. Mr. Durst established and executed global bond issuance programs for the State of Israel, including roadshow & prospectus preparation and execution.
Mr. Durst is a Certified Public Accountant in Israel, and he holds the Series 7 and 63 registrations with FINRA