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Pieter van Putten appointed as Managing Director at Pelargos Capital

Pelargos Capital has appointed Pieter van Putten, CFA, as Managing Director and COO/CFO. He is succeeding Patrick van de Laar who will be joining Saemor Capital on a fulltime basis as COO/CFO. 

Pieter has been working for Pelargos on a number of projects over the past few years. He has a long career in fund management gained in both Europe and Asia. Pieter will be taking on the COO/CFO role, as well as the business development activities of Pelargos.

Anatomy of a Boom — Bust cycle, written by Michael Kretschmer, CIO

In this in-depth article we aim to provide an overview of the most important developments in the Japanese stock market over the past 30 years. It includes changes in corporate governance and its growing impact on the way business is done. Please click here for the full article.



The Pelargos way

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Fundamental value investing in Asian and Japanese equities

We believe that fundamental, bottom-up value analysis enables us to better understand and more effectively manage risk. We target asymmetric pay off structure with strong positive skews and our process incorporates systematic and quantitative techniques. We are convinced this is the best way of capturing alpha and building wealth.

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Entrepreneurial culture with institutional infrastructure

Pelargos is regulated under the AIFM directive and reports to various industry oversight bodies. Pelargos is a AIMA member and our key service providers are best of class partners. Our state of the art technology supports our fundamental research efforts and systematic trading tools. Our infrastructure enables effective reporting tools and performance attribution analysis to provide transparency for our clients.

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Proven trackrecord

Launched in the midst of the 2008 financial crisis, the Pelargos team has delivered excellent results in both up and down markets. Thanks to the fixed capital commitment from our cornerstone investor and partner Aegon, Pelargos approaches the investment business with a long term horizon. This enables us to effectively control the downside and to expose us to attractive upside.


Our equity solution

Unlock value in Asia and Japan with active downside control

Our Solution

Inefficient markets provide alpha opportunities

Asia is a dynamic region with unique sets of investment opportunities. The canvas ranges from mature developed markets such as Japan to frontier markets such as Pakistan and Vietnam. The investment universe encompasses global leaders such as Samsung and Toyota and a great variety of small caps trying to establish disruptive business models.

Asia - A history of extreme volatility

Asia is the world’s manufacturing base and its excessive volatility can be explained by its high sensitivity to changes in global growth. Heavy government interference and restrictive economic policies lead to macro imbalances and exacerbates excessive volatility.

Downside risk must be actively managed

Value investing delivers superior returns in Asia and we enhanced our fundamental value approach with systematic and disciplined risk management. This allows us to achieve attractive returns with limited downside, and so to compound wealth in the long run.