We offer investors the opportunity to generate a return on savings for education and we provide other education-related services to investors.
How does this work?
ㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤA Scholarship Reserve is formed from fund returns. Each investor is allocated his/her own Scholarship Reserve, based on the returns generated on the amount invested. A Scholarship to cover the education expenses of the Specified Student is paid out of the Scholarship Reserve.
ㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤEducation expenses include tuition and living costs while at university or school, as well as tutoring and other assistance. If education expenses exceed the Scholarship Reserve, the investor has the opportunity to choose to pay for these expenses out of invested capital.
Educational benefits
ㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤMaruf will arrange additional Educational Benefits for investors of over $2m and students specified by them:
Academic Advisor
  • The student will have an Academic Advisor with interests, background, and experience that best fits the student’s needs. Advisors are selected from among top performing professionals in their respective fields.

  • The Academic Advisor will help with school and university selection and the application process.

  • Once the student is enrolled, the Advisor will help with course selection and will provide tailored academic advising to support the student's success.

  • In addition, the Advisor will recommend reading lists, potential career tracks, academic networking, internships, etc.
Extracurricular opportunities
Maruf has organized partnerships with top bootcamps, summer schools at prestigious universities, and volunteering organizations to provide exclusive educational and extracurricular opportunities for students.
Exclusive webinars and seminars
The Trust will arrange exclusive webinars and seminars to keep investors informed about the trends in modern education.
School and university tours
The Trust will organize tours to universities and meetings with admission officers.
years of educational experience
education organizations consulted
Advised Students
years of investment experience
aum experience
Benefits to the investors
ㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤFor investments of $2m and more, Maruf may also offer additional exclusive opportunities, such as first view of investment opportunities in EdTech companies and participation in meetings with the founders of such companies.
Fund terms
Diversified portfolio including long equities, long bonds, property, currencies, commodities, agriculture, hedge funds and other strategies
In rounds (once in 6 months)
3 months notice
5 years
USD 500,000 / USD 2,000,000
Investment strategy
Management fee
Performance fee
Subscription fee
Lock up
Minimum investment
Our team
Gabit Bekakhmetov
Gabit is the CEO of Maruf Education Trust.

Gabit’s education experience includes board and management roles at and National Schools of Physics & Math; in addition, he has consulted governments, UHNW individuals, and non-profits on their impact projects. His investment experience includes research and management roles at Compass Asset Management and Simoleon Long Term Value.

Holds a BA from Duke University and an MBA from Oxford University. Spends most of his time in the United Kingdom and the United States.
David is the CIO of Maruf Education Trust.

David’s background includes setting up Halcyon, which under his management became one of the largest, most reputable and successful fund management firms in the Eastern European region. Prior to Halcyon, David was director of the regional office of Brunswick Capital Management, head of the regional office of Unifund, partner at Pharos Funds and Vice President at Credit Suisse First Boston.

David holds a BA from Harvard University.
Elena is the COO of Maruf Education Trust.

Prior to Maruf, Elena was the portfolio manager of Simoleon Long-Term Value, a fund investing in blockchain-related assets, where she was responsible for research and portfolio management. Elena began her career in Halcyon as an analyst for the fund investing in traded equities in 2015.

Elena holds a MSc in Financial Economics from Lomonosov Moscow State University.
Get in touch
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