Foundations of our success

Foundation Succes 1

Independent and critical thinking

Foundation Succes 2

Proactive and entrepreneurial

Foundation Succes 3

Curious and engaged

Foundation Succes 4

Excellence in all you seek, integrity in all you do

Foundation Succes 5

Open and honest communication


Richard Dingemans

Risk is not a number. Truly understanding the companies you invest in, is the ultimate form of downside risk management.

Michael Kretschmer

We are in the business of taking risk, when the odds favor us to do so.

Angus Chiang

Price is what you pay, value is what you get.

W. Buffett

Leo Roubicek

Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts.

A. Einstein

Neeradj Gangapersad

Everything comes to us that belongs to us if we create the capacity to receive it.

R. Tagore

Joram Kok

The absence of evidence is not evidence of abscence.

N. Taleb

Investment team

Richard Dingemans

CEO / Fund Manager

Richard is CEO and with 20 years of experience he connects all the dots to improve and maintain a high performance organization.

Michael Kretschmer

CIO / Fund Manager

Michael joined Pelargos at the launch in April 2008. As an investor Michael has seen more bear than bull markets and trying to comprehened complex systems is his passion.

Angus Chiang

Fund Manager

Angus, born in Taiwan, educated in the UK, joined Pelargos in 2014 and runs the Pelargos Asia strategy.

Leo Roubicek

Senior Research Analyst

Leo joined Pelargos in 2013 from the Morgan Stanley London office. He speaks fluent Japanese and his experience on the sell side is a great contribution to the Japan strategy.

Keiichi Kuroda

Senior Research Analyst

Kuroda-san has over 25 years experience at various investment banks and is Tokyo based.

Neeradj Gangapersad

Business Analyst

Neeradj is our model engineer as he loves to build quantitative models for everything.

Joram Kok

Research Analyst

Joram works daily on improving the models developed and used by Pelargos. Consequently, new creative ideas can be generated, and then subjected to a merciless testing program.

Operations team

Patrick van de Laar

COO / CFO

Patrick is one of the Founders of Pelargos Capital. He keeps track of the finances.

Hilbert Elzen

Operations

Hilbert oversees the reporting process and helps facilitating client servicing.

Wing Yang Wong

Operations

Wing Yang makes sure all investment decisions are executed fast and smoothly.

Nathalie Scholtes

Office Manager

Nathalie is indispensable in the smooth running of the office.

Natasja Hessing

Financial Administrator

Natasja Hessing keeps a tight grip on the financial positions of the company. This includes monitoring budgets and payment flows.

Compliance, Legal and Risk

Ayse Kaya

Legal and Compliance Officer

Ayse joined us recently in March 2015. With her extensive experience as legal counsel in the financial industry she is THE Pelargos legal opinion.

Lai Yin Lee

Risk Manager

Lai Yin is the driving force behind operational processes which she helped to establish. As Senior Risk Manager she is in charge of the risk managment process.

IT infrastructure and database management

Hans van der Heiden

Head IT

Hans has extensive institutional experience and is a Pelargos veteran. He makes sure all systems, databases and models are always in optimal shape.

Tony Baboelal

Information Analyst

Tony is an IT-professional with more then 25 years of experience. 


Our culture in a nutshell

The Pelargos way: Value philosophy, institutional infrastructure, contrarian mindset and complete client alignment

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Value

We systematically identify stocks with asymmetric payoff structures that expose us to attractive upside returns relative to their downside risk.

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Risk

Superior investment results culminate from a better than average ability to figure out when risk taking will lead to gains and when it will not.

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Unconventional

We are nonconformists. Out of favor, neglected ideas have to be lonely and most great investments begin with discomfort. Everything that is important in investing is counterintuitive and everything that is obvious is, by definition, “wrong”.

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Client alignment

We believe in full transparency and the highest degree of integrity. All key decision makers hold stakes in the asset manager and have a significant portion of their net worth invested in the fund.