PCM is a leading Russia-focused asset manager controlling assets of around USD 4 billion on behalf of an international and institutional client base
PCM employs the same investment philosophy and methodology across all the assets under management, though broadly the investment vehicles can be separated into two strategies; fundamental value and special situations.
The fundamental value strategy seeks to access companies that have come further along the transformation from Soviet-era “production units” to more modern “Western-style” corporations, whilst the special situations strategy seeks to identify the triggers for these changes much earlier in the process.
There is a level of overlap between the two strategies and consequently the investment vehicles also. In general, as the fundamental value strategy is investing in companies that are more developed, they tend to be larger, more visible, better listed and more liquid than many of those in the special situations strategy.
PCM was founded in 1996 and since then the flagship fundamental value strategy has risen an annualised 15.2% as of 26 February 2021, against the 8.6% annualised increase in the MSCI Russia net return index.
PCM's special situations strategy has grown an annualised 23.0% as of 26 February 2021 since its 1999 inception, considerably outperforming the 8.3% annualised rise in the MSCI Russia Net Return Index over this time.
PCM has achieved these returns for our investors without employing leverage and by utilising a bottom-up, long-only, active investor approach in Russia and the FSU.