Investment philosophy

Prosperity’s investment philosophy is based on a long-only, bottom-up, fundamental-value, active investment approach. We seek to benefit from the significant value generated from the ongoing modernisation,  restructuring and consolidation processes in our investee companies. We also actively work to improve corporate governance and mitigate corporate governance risks. In general, Prosperity’s investment philosophy can be described as a bottom-up search for companies that are adding value through internal modernisation and consolidation.

Prosperity firmly believes that the successful transformation of companies from Soviet-era “production units” to more modern, “Western-style” corporations generates tremendous productivity growth – which in turn is a key driver of economic growth and shareholder returns over the long-term. In addition, Prosperity places an emphasis on the quality of corporate management and seeks to invest in companies that already benefit from superior management or where management or ownership change has the potential to generate significant shareholder value.

“In general, Prosperity’s investment philosophy can be described as a bottom-up search for companies that are adding value through internal modernisation and consolidation.”

Investment methodology

Prosperity’s investment decisions are underpinned by highly-detailed, proprietary investment analysis conducted by the experienced fund advisors and sector-specialist analysts that form the Prosperity investment team.

Our analysis is generally based on a three to five year investment horizon. This in-house research covers a broad spectrum of the region’s investment opportunities. Furthermore, having operated in the Russian and Former Soviet Union markets since their effective inception, Prosperity has built up an expansive corporate contact network, which enables us to identify qualitative changes within our companies.

Prosperity seeks to construct concentrated portfolios and actively manage those positions as a constructive shareholder of the businesses. As such, Prosperity is in frequent contact with the investee company’s management teams and core shareholders. We strive to add value to our investments by engaging management and other stakeholders.

Prosperity does not seek to engage in any market-timing activity. Instead, Prosperity has established an institutional, sophisticated and stable client base that understands the considerable market opportunity, the risks associated with the investment and take a similar long-term, fundamental-value driven investment approach to Prosperity and the advised Funds. Prosperity actively seeks to inform and educate it’s client base with our on-the-ground knowledge.