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Efficient solutions for conservative investors
Established in 2016 MORE THAN 300 high-net-worth clients (HNWI's) trust us with their investments Offices in the UK, Kazakhstan, Montenegro, Cyprus and Cayman Islands
Investor Relations
Movchan's Group is a partnership that brings
together investment managers and entrepreneurs
with many years of experience in the financial markets.
Founder of Movchan’s Group
Andrey Movchan
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Our Mission
We operate a family of investment funds investing in various strategies across global markets.
Investors in our funds strive to preserve their capital and earn returns above the long-term inflation rates.
Investment Funds
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The fund composes its portfolio from a variety of conservative investment products, providing investors with diversified asset allocation and stable income.
  • Country of registration: Cayman Islands
  • Liquidity: Weekly
  • Year of launch: 2016
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The fund invests in stocks and derivatives in the stock market aiming to provide investors with long-term income not lower than the long-term growth rate of the S&P 500 index with volatility lower than that of the index.
  • Country of registration: Cayman Islands
  • Liquidity Monthly
  • Launch year 2020
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The fund opens positions in ultra-short options for the largest and most liquid ETFs that reproduce the composition of the largest stock indices. The fund's goal is to provide investors with conservative income amid low volatility of returns with negative correlation with the movements of the stock markets.
  • Country of registration: Cayman Islands
  • Liquidity: Weekly
  • Launch year: 2021
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Why Investors Choose Us
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For almost 30 years we have remained active participants in the international financial markets. We have managed banks and investment companies, created investment products, developed and executed complex financial transactions. We are familiar with legal, tax and technical features of investing in a wide range of jurisdictions and markets. We benefit from deep knowledge of state-of-the-art mathematical and statistical theories, use our proprietary complex mathematical apparatus, employ sophisticated techniques and methods of data analysis to select investments.
We create products that deliver conservative income with low volatility of results. The preservation of capital is more important to us than profitability: we do not pursue speculative ideas and reject investment products that do not have solid sustainable advantages or bear slightest signs of integrity problems.
Managers invest their money first and accept investor capital into the fund only once they have complete confidence in the product; the share of partner capital in each fund always remains substantial.
Our funds have received multiple awards, including from the National Association of Alternative Investment Market Participants (NAIMA) and the Hedge Fund Managers Club MHFMC. Our partners are laureates of many prestigious awards, including "Best Asset Manager", "Best CEO of the Management Company", "Manager of the Year", etc., from prominent business associations and media.
The Group's partners and fund managers have published books and numerous articles on investments and economics. We are frequently quoted by reputable financial and economic media. Andrey Movchan’s Facebook page has over 90 000 followers.
Why We operate Investment Funds
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Investment funds are controlled by an external agent – an administrator who keeps records of the value of investments and verifies that managers comply with the investment declaration. Once a year, the funds are audited by an independent auditor. The results of the fund's work are evident to the general public, they cannot be hidden, embellished, forged, presented partially, etc.
Fund managers activity is limited to investment transactions on behalf of the fund; they can neither withdraw funds from the fund nor influence the decision of investors to transfer to or withdraw their funds from the fund.
A fund that accumulates the investments of many investors is itself a big investor. Brokers, banks, exchanges and other providers accept funds at significantly more favourable conditions than those for private investors. A much wider arsenal of investment opportunities is available to funds.
Thanks to the scale, investment funds can build a much more flexible and diversified strategy than individual investors; in particular, investment funds have the opportunity to make investments in securities or projects where the minimum "entrance ticket" is large, while still deploying only a small part of its portfolio in that investment. Similar to the case with the providers, funds receive favourable investment conditions from the issuers, while the conditions for smaller investors may be significantly worse.
Most countries tax realised investment income – the amounts of capital gains realised and interest and dividends received. The owner of the fund's shares does not have to pay income taxes until the redemption of his shares - this postpones the payment of taxes for years. In jurisdictions with preferential capital gains taxation, owners of the fund's shares significantly reduce their tax burden, since dividend and interest incomes on investments in the fund are incorporated into the increase in the value of the fund's shares.
How Funds Work
The investment fund is serviced by a number of providers that ensure the safety of clients' investments and correct accounting of management results.
Investment Process
The investment process – from the formation of the fund's strategy to the monitoring of instruments in its portfolio – is a carefully coordinated work of managers, analysts and members of the investment committee.
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Partners and Providers
We work with the best international providers of investment services. Experience, impeccable reputation, reliability are the criteria we are guided by when choosing our counterparts.
Providers
Clearing systems and databases
Administration
Audit of funds
Brokerage, banking and custodial services for funds
Legal support of the Group
Clearing systems
Shares of our funds can be purchased and redeemed through the largest clearing systems, cooperating with most banks and brokers around the world, which allows you to easily and quickly buy shares of our funds to your personal account.
Databases
Our funds are included in the international hedge fund databases, providing access to up-to-date information and analytical tools for private investors.
Contact details
Movchan's Group offices
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Ugland House, KY1-1104 Grand Cayman +1 345 949 8066
Cyprus arr
Suite 211, Mitsi Building 3, 1 Arch. Makarios III Avenue, 1065 Nicosia +357 96 143019
Montenegro arr
Vuka Karadžić Br. 5 Podgorica, Montenegro +357 22 030814
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7A Abbey Business Park, Monks Walk, Farnham Surrey, London GU9 8HT +44 7770 773916 Authorized representative of RGL Capital LLP, a UK registered company authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to provide investment advisory/management services.
Kazakhstan arr
46 Sauran street, office 14, Z05T2Y2 Astana
+7 707 555 8945
Ugland House, KY1-1104 Grand Cayman +1 345 949 8066
Suite 211, Mitsi Building 3, 1 Arch. Makarios III Avenue, 1065 Nicosia +357 96 143019
Vuka Karadžić Br. 5 Podgorica, Montenegro +357 22 030814
7A Abbey Business Park, Monks Walk, Farnham Surrey, London GU9 8HT +44 7770 773916 Authorized representative of RGL Capital LLP, a UK registered company authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to provide investment advisory/management services.
46 Sauran street, office 14, Z05T2Y2 Astana
+7 707 555 8945
contact@movchans.com For general questions
pr@movchans.com Collaboration and PR
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Structure of the investment fund
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1 Purchase, redemption and keeping records of the fund's shares
  • 1. To subscribe to the shares of the investment fund, the investor must pass the document verification procedure (the so-called “Know Your Client” and “Anti-Money Laundering”) with the administrator of the investment fund. Subsequently, the administrator keeps records of the investor’s investments and is responsible for the relationships of the fund with the investor. In particular, it provides the investors with reports on the results of management throughout the entire period of investor’s investment life in the fund.
  • 2. Upon successful completion of the document verification procedures, the investor transfers funds to the current account of the investment fund with the bank for the purchase of the fund’s shares.
  • 3. Subscription to the shares of the investment fund is carried out by the investment fund on the basis of the subscription agreement.
  • 4. The administrator provides his services to the investment fund on the basis of an administrative services agreement. Under this agreement, the administrator verifies the documents, maintains a register of investors-shareholders and maintains the accounting for the shares of the investment fund, keeps records of invested funds, calculates the net asset value of the fund’s shares and provides reports to the fund’s clients on the results of management.
  • 5. The bank provides settlement services for the investment fund on the basis of an agreement on the provision of banking services; the broker provides brokerage services for the investment fund based on the brokerage services agreement. Investors funds shall be initially transferred to the fund’s bank account, and subsequently the administrator transfers them to the fund’s broker account to perform investment operations. In case of redemptions from the fund, cash for such redemptions is transferred from the brokerage account of the fund to the bank account of the fund and subsequently transferred to the bank account of the investor.
2 Fund management
  • 1. The management company operates on the basis of the investment management agreement between the management company and the investment fund. It develops an investment strategy within the limits set out in the fund’s founding documents, monitors its observance in parallel with the administrator, and makes and executes investment decisions on behalf of the fund.
  • 2. The management company may engage investment advisors to manage the portfolio of the investment fund and transfer part of the responsibilities to such advisors on the basis of a trilateral investment advisory agreement between the investment fund, the management company and the investment advisor.
  • 3. The broker, operating on the basis of brokerage service agreements, carries out the purchase and sale of assets on behalf of the fund; the broker also keeps track of and provides the safekeeping of assets.
3 Audit
  • 1. The broker, operating on the basis of brokerage service agreements, carries out the purchase and sale of assets on behalf of the fund; the broker also keeps track of and provides the safekeeping of assets.
  • 2. The auditor, acting on the basis of an agreement between the investment fund and the auditor, checks the accuracy of the calculation of the net asset value and financial results for the reporting period, compliance with the international accounting standards, as well as the compliance with the investment strategy. The audit report is available to all investors of the fund.
4 Legal support
  • The legal counsel advises on legal matters related to the activities of the fund, based on the service agreement between the investment fund and the legal counsel.
The Process of subscribing to the shares of the investment fund Investing in the Investment Fund directly by an individual or a company This type of investment requires time primarily for going through the administrator's checks. It is advisable to start the process no later than 1 month before the Subscription date. The speed of the process directly depends on how quickly the investor will be able to prepare the documents confirming the origin of the funds. The diagram shows the approximate time horizon of the process.
  • T-28 The investor fills in the investor questionnaire.
  • T-27 The investor receives the list of questions and documents required for the compliance process.
  • T-25 The receipt of the documents from the investor required for the compliance process.
  • T-15 The investor profile is created and transferred to the administrator.
  • T-13 Internal compliance by the administrator: reviewing the case and the investor documentation; requesting additional documentation (if necessary); finalising the decision with regard to the investor (on average 10 calendar days from the time of the receipt of the documents).
  • T-3 Transfer of documentation to the administrator (3 working days before the subscription date) and transfer of the funds to the investment fund.
  • T0 The date of subscription: determining the price and issuing shares; entering the new investor into the register.
  • T+10 The administrator issues the subscription confirmation and sends it to the investor.
Investing in the Investment Fund through a Broker or Bank in low-risk jurisdictions In the case of investing through the investor's account with a broker or a bank based in a low-risk jurisdiction (a jurisdiction where financial institutions can certify investor's compliance with the administrator's requirements), the investor does need to go through the verification procedure with the administrator. The investment process in this case is significantly reduced and simplified. The Investor will however pay commissions to the bank/broker for buying and selling the shares and for holding the shares of the fund in the name of the investor. It is advisable to start the process no later than 1 week before the subscription day.
  • T-5 The investor orders the bank/broker to purchase the shares of the investment fund (no later than 5 days before the subscription day).
  • T-5 — T-0 Internal procedures of the bank/broker for the purchase of the shares of the fund.
  • T-5 — T-0 Exchange of data with the administrator and receipt of the confirmation that the transaction is possible.
  • T-0 Subscription date: determining the value of the shares and issuing the shares at the time of subscription.
  • T+10 The administrator issues the subscription confirmation and transfers to the investor.
Investment Process
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1 Defining the strategy
  • 1. Selecting an investment strategy.
  • 2. Defining the set of instruments.
  • 3. Defining the style of investment (tactical or strategic).
2 Identifying the instruments
  • 1. Forming the set of financial instruments meeting the fund’s investment criteria: geography, industry, credit quality, liquidity, entry requirements, transparency, and the reliability of asset valuation.
  • 2. Selecting the most promising securities.
3 Tactical of investment. Analysis
  • 1. Creating transaction models for each specific asset class and each specific asset.
  • 2. Statistical verification of the models.
  • 3. Working through a specific case in practice.
4 Approval by the investment committee
  • 1. Unanimous approval by the members of the investment committee of the proposed transactions, as acceptable and attractive, individually and within the framework of the portfolio of the investment fund as a whole.
  • 2. If any additional questions emerge at any stage of the analysis, additional analysis is conducted and the idea is reviewed.
5 Selecting the allocation parameters
  • 1. Selecting allocation parameters for different asset classes, while accounting for the market conditions and the expectations of the managers for the returns on and volatility of the assets.
6 Tactical of investment
  • 1. Creating transaction models for each specific asset class and each specific asset.
  • 2. Statistical verification of the models.
  • 3. Working through a specific case in practice.
7 Analysis
  • 1. Unanimous approval by the members of the investment committee of the proposed transactions, as acceptable and attractive, individually and within the framework of the portfolio of the investment fund as a whole.
  • 2. If any additional questions emerge at any stage of the analysis, additional analysis is conducted and the idea is reviewed
8 Allocation revision
  • 1. Determining the new allocation for the various instruments while taking into the account the newly approved and executed transactions.
  • 2. Reviewing the allocation position while taking into account the changes in the market conditions
9 Monitoring
  • 1. Structural changes in the markets that can lead to a fundamental shift in the prices.
  • 2. Efficiency of the portfolio allocation.
  • 3. Attractiveness of the ratio of return to risk for the instruments of the portfolio.
  • 4. Liquidity and the level of risk in the portfolio.
Dear friends!
We live in difficult times.

Financial markets are moving from a backdrop colored by helicopter money to one of monetary tightening. In the coming years, we expect volatility and large-scale corrections, as well as unpredictable and rapid changes in the quality of issuers and the prices of certain assets.

Simply buying the indexes or the best papers is no longer how you preserve and grow wealth. That era ended long ago, just like that of “semi-active” investments that imitated “alpha strategies” but really just delivered returns just because the markets were rising.

Some managers and investors are struggling to regroup. And far from everyone is in the condition to do so. More and more products that look like pyramids are popping up in the markets, while a rising number of managers are missing the hidden risks to their strategies, creating significant risks for investors.

Market infrastructure is changing as well. KYC requirements are getting tougher. Respected financial institutions are increasingly refusing to serve small clients and residents of “challenging” jurisdictions. The cost of access to the markets is going up, as is the amount of paperwork an investor must navigate to build up a portfolio. Meanwhile, transient political interests are increasingly driving the decisions of financial regulators and providers of investment services. The risks of investing with both global players and small teams have picked up.

If the globalization of the capital markets hasn’t ended, it has definitely run out of gas for the time being. More countries are closing off their markets, making regional investments and transnational operations challenging. Investing in local currencies and local markets is growing increasingly risky regardless of market price dynamics.

How to cope with rapidly changing rules, how do you navigate all the restrictions, bans and demands? How do you guard your investment structure and ensure a reasonable backstop? Where can you find products that can generate stable and fair returns without taking on unwarranted risks in this time of market sea change? How do you ensure the necessary degree of diversification across your investments? These are the questions to which we provide answers for our clients.

The mission of Movchan's Group is to unlock effective global investment while guarding the portfolios of our clients in a wide variety of jurisdictions. Though Movchan’s Group started in 2016, the Group’s partners have been active participants in the global financial markets for 20-30 years and have been recognized as some of the best in their spheres. We have headed up major banks, management companies and family offices in our markets, have developed creative and successful financial products and investment instruments, and have been part of big deals.

The Movchan’s Group team is made up of people from different countries with experience in various emerging and developed markets. The combination of global and local experience makes us effective for both global investors from EM countries and investors from DM countries who want to rely on local expertise and infrastructure.

We have built up vast experience in creating and managing investments and know in-and-out the current legal, tax and technical specifics of the investing process; we have an extensive network of contacts and collaborate with the best administrators, lawyers and consultants; we have built a robust investment infrastructure, with the offices of our licensed companies, our brokers, banks and depositories located in each of the four hemispheres, across Asia, Europe and the Americas; we both run an investment fund network (and even our own investment platform) and manage client accounts and a pooled account.

Our products consistently hit our targets and outperform comparable benchmarks.

Our experience, together with our expertise, infrastructure and reputation in the markets, is a valuable asset that provides protection for our clients' investments from a wide variety of risks and significantly improves investment performance.

As of mid-2022, over 300 investors have trusted us with their savings. We would be honored to help you manage your money.
Principles of Investment
Individual idea generation, collective decision making, proprietary trading testing The most important task of each partner and employee is to generate investment ideas – whether it is finding an interesting asset class, product or a new clustering parameter in a mathematical strategy. The idea is brought before the investment committee, whose prime objective is to find a reason to reject the idea. Once the managers make sure that they cannot find such a reason, the managers either buy the securities, reflecting the idea, into the portfolio of the fund or add a parameter into the quantitative strategy. If the idea concerns creating a new product, the idea is first tested with partners’ funds within a proprietary account.
Principles of Investment
Limiting risk We manage primarily conservative products. We could implement ideas that improve performance coefficients of our funds while making them riskier, but we consciously refuse to do so. If we eventually decide to make high-risk products, we will "label" them accordingly.
Principles of Investment
Continuous monitoring Any investment requires continuous monitoring – the situation can change unpredictably and very quickly. Therefore, our investment analysis process begins at the stage of making the investment decision and continues throughout the period of holding the investment in our portfolio.
Principles of Investment
Smart diversification We experienced making serious mistakes. We appreciate that there are no absolutely accurate solutions and therefore any idea should be allocated a small place in the portfolio so that a potential error does not have a significant impact on the portfolio as a whole. And diversification by itself is not enough – to create portfolios, we also use an assessment of the relationship between the behaviours of various investments in a negative scenario. This assessment includes both correlation and covariance analysis, as well as qualitative research. We only accept an investment idea into the portfolio when it reduces portfolio volatility, and the "worst-case scenario" improves as a result.
Principles of Investment
Everything is relative In investing, there are no accurate forecasts. A huge amount of "noise" in the form of market data, economic statistics and actions of market participants makes it easy to find false dependencies and makes it extremely difficult to find real patterns. The situation is complicated by two more factors. First, markets and economies are constantly evolving, so that even true dependencies change over time; second, most economic processes are chaotic, that is, small influences (for example, an irrational decision of a regulator or random media activity) can cause huge consequences. Therefore, we do not (almost) use forecasting as the basis for the formation of the investment portfolio.
Principles of Investment
Luck or advantage At any given time, there is a significant number of successful investors: some succeed by pure luck, some because of skills and specific advantages. However, investing “physically” cannot bring all participants a return above the long-term growth of global GDP. If someone earns more, then some investor suffers losses. Therefore, we do not use "simple" solutions; we look for ideas that are derived from our sustainable advantage (informational, scientific or technical), and for the teams with such an advantage. In the absence of such advantages, the best solution is to invest in a wide market, and we sometimes do so.
Principles of Investment
Game theory, not accounting The success of an investment ultimately depends on whether the market will pay more for it in the future than what is expected today. Hence, the task of the manager is to understand what other market players will think about the investment idea in the future. The decisions of a good manager, therefore, should not be based on an objective truth (including mathematical truth), but on an accurate assessment of the future actions of other players. That is why we not only pay enough attention to quantitative information, but also focus on its interpretation by market participants. There is a popular saying that "Markets can be irrational far longer than you can stay solvent." We believe that markets are not rational at all.
Principles of Investment
Analyse emotions, not experience them Emotions drive investors to make a lot of mistakes. The desire to close positions in securities that brought profit, and to maintain unprofitable ones; seeing false patterns, which results in believing in technical analysis; self-isolating from the information flow by accepting only those facts that confirm the correctness of the investment actions taken previously – are just a few of the mistakes caused by the emotions of the investor. We strive to protect ourselves from the influence of such emotions, but not to ignore them – we analyse emotions and irrational impulses, understanding that they will be experienced by a large number of investors and many of them will not be able to abstract their actions from their emotional state.
Team
Andrei Movchan Partner andrei@movchans.com
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  • Renowned economist and investment manager with 30 years of experience.
  • Formerly, Executive Director of Troika Dialog Investment Bank; Founder and Chairman of the Board of Renaissance Investment Management Group, with assets under management of more than $7 billion; founder of the investment company “Third Rome”.
  • A laureate of many awards and prizes, in particular, “Best Asset Manager” Forbes, “Best CEO of the management company” RBC, “Legend of the Industry” SPEAR’S, “Manager of the Year” RBC, etc.
  • Former head of the Carnegie Center’s Economic Policy Program.
  • Specialist in probability theory and mathematical statistics. Authored the books “Russia in the Post-Truth Era” and “Cursed Economies”, many articles and lectures on economics and finance; twice awarded the “Presszvanie” Award for his contribution to business journalism.
  • Graduated from the Faculty of Mathematics and applied mechanics at the Lomonosov Moscow State University, the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation, and the University of Chicago Booth Business School.
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Elena Chirkova Partner echirkova@movchans.com
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  • Specialist in asset management, corporate finance, financial markets and asset valuation with 30 years of experience.
  • Formerly: Advisor at Rothschild Investment Bank, Director of Corporate Governance at Deloitte, Vice President of Investment Banking at Troika Dialog. Visiting scholar at Harvard University School of Economics; teaches at the HSE School of Finance. Author of articles and books on economics and finance, including “The Warren Buffett Philosophy of Investment”, published in 2015 by McGraw-Hill Education, and “Value Investing. Persons and Principles”.
  • Graduated from the Faculty of Economics at the Lomonosov Moscow State University, Master’s program at the Claremont Graduate School (California, USA). PhD (Economic Sciences).
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Michael Portnoy Partner mportnoy@movchans.com
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  • 24 years of experience in financial markets.
  • 12 years of experience in analysis and development of trading strategies and systematic trading of equities and derivatives.
  • 7 years selecting, analyzing and managing hedge fund portfolios and portfolios of absolute return strategies focused on global financial and commodity markets.
  • Worked at largest Russian banks and wealth management firms like Alfa Bank, Bank UralSib, GHP Group, MC MDM and Alfa Capital; headed departments of Global Markets, Hedge Funds and CTAs.
  • Specialist in absolute return and market-neutral strategies in futures and options markets.
  • Graduated from Baruch College CUNY (Finance & Investments).
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Julia Prokofieva Partner jprokofieva@movchans.com
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  • Expert in the field of corporate governance with 15 years of experience.
  • Experience in managing securities issuance, implementation of risk management systems, implementation of Basel III and MiFID requirements in leading banks.
  • Specialist in wealth management, tax planning, issues of residency.
  • Graduated from the Russian Academy of Justice and the Plekhanov Russian Academy of Economics.
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Rafael Nagapetiants Partner rnagapetiants@movchans.com
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  • Specialist in investment banking with 35 years of experience in the Eastern European markets.
  • In the past, led the corporate finance division at Alfa-Bank; during the restructuring of RAO UES, originated and executed the largest landmark transactions involving such companies as Fortum and Enel. For many years, he served as head of Societe Generale’s investment business in Russia and advisor to the largest French firms, as well as Sberbank, Rosatom, Inter RAO. As Senior Vice President and Member of the Management Board of “Sistema” Holding, he was involved in investment origination.
  • Author of a monograph and of more than 50 articles on marketing in the consumer sector.
  • Graduated from the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation and the Faculty of Law of the Lomonosov Moscow State University. Ph.D., Professor.
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Eugeniu Kireu Partner ekireu@movhcnans.com
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  • Specialist in the analysis of debt markets, credit products and creditworthiness of companies.
  • Leading analyst at Movchan’s Group, overseeing the formation of the Group’s investment portfolio since its inception; holds responsibility in stock market analysis and strategy research in stock options.
  • Conducts scientific work; wrote numerous articles for economic research institutions and media.
  • Graduated with honours from the Faculty of Economic Sciences of the Higher School of Economics; a CFA II candidate.
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Zhansulu Mukhamejanova Manager zmukhamejanova@movchans.com
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  • Specialist in financial consulting and audit with 10 years of experience.
  • In the past, she worked as an external auditor at Ernst & Young, worked with the largest state-owned companies, small and medium-sized businesses and government agencies in the field of audit and professional ACCA training; areas of specialisations: oil and gas industries, energy, and mining. As a financial advisor to medium-sized companies, provided regular reporting to management and shareholders.
  • Is a member of ACCA, a CFA II candidate and a certified specialist in AML.
  • Graduated from the University of Sydney with a bachelor’s degree in economics and finance.
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Maria Sazhina Partner msazhina@movchans.com
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  • Specialist in infrastructure, operations and customer service. She is engaged in supporting investors during the compliance process, in the development of long-term relationships with partners and financial institutions, and in the registration and creation of the legal structure of the Group’s investment funds.
  • She has a master degree in “Financial Economics and Monetary Regulation” from the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation.
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Zhadra Abdullina Partner zabdullina@movchans.com
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  • A specialist in legal support with 10 years of experience; supports clients during the compliance procedure.
  • In the past, she was the head of operational and legal support in a leading company in Kazakhstan, providing services to the largest foreign oil and gas companies – NCOC, ENI, KPO, Tengizchevroil.
  • She graduated with honours from the KAZGUU University; holds a bachelor’s degree of international law and a master of civil law; qualifications in the field of compliance under the program “Countering the legalisation (laundering) of income”.
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Anastasia Ovchinnikova Partner novchinnikova@movchans.com
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  • Specialist in business administration and operations management with 17 years of experience.
  • In the past, she headed the business administration department at MDM Bank, subsequently held responsibilities in supporting investment transactions and projects at Morgan Stanley and JP Morgan Chase; project manager in the administration of a subsidiary financial division of one of the largest Russian oil corporations.
  • Graduated from the University of Central Arkansas, USA, has an MBA degree from the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy.
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Evgenia Konovalova Partner ekonovalova@movchans.com
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  • Public relations and SMM specialist in financial industry with 16 years of experience.
  • Previously worked for international financial companies, developing and implementing brand communication strategies from scratch; aimed not only at indicators of brand awareness, but improving sales figures.
  • Graduated with honors from the Journalism Department of the Moscow State Pedagogical University and “Master in Marketing” program of the Higher School of Economics. Received “PR Champions 2020” award from the Russian media service PressFeed, as one of the top 100 PR specialists.
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Sofia Kukhno Manager skukhno@movchans.com
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  • Specialist in the field of international finance. She is engaged in the international promotion of the Group, in creating infrastructure for the funds’ activities in the markets of Europe, Asia and the United States.
  • In the past, she worked in the financial sector audit department at BDO, UK, as well as at the Digital Banking department, HSBC, UK; worked at a UK technology start-up.
  • Graduated from the London School of Economics with a bachelor’s degree in Finance; holds ACCA Certificate.
Why Investors Choose Us
Experience and professionalism For almost 30 years we have remained active participants in the international financial markets. We have managed banks and investment companies, created investment products, developed and executed complex financial transactions. We are familiar with legal, tax and technical features of investing in a wide range of jurisdictions and markets. We benefit from deep knowledge of state-of-the-art mathematical and statistical theories, use our proprietary complex mathematical apparatus, employ sophisticated techniques and methods of data analysis to select investments.
Why Investors Choose Us
Conservative approach We create products that deliver conservative income with low volatility of results. The preservation of capital is more important to us than profitability: we do not pursue speculative ideas and reject investment products that do not have solid sustainable advantages or bear slightest signs of integrity problems.
Why Investors Choose Us
Alignment of interests Managers invest their money first and accept investor capital into the fund only once they have complete confidence in the product; the share of partner capital in each fund always remains substantial.
Why Investors Choose Us
Recognition Our funds have received multiple awards, including from the National Association of Alternative Investment Market Participants (NAIMA) and the Hedge Fund Managers Club MHFMC. Our partners are laureates of many prestigious awards, including "Best Asset Manager", "Best CEO of the Management Company", "Manager of the Year", etc., from prominent business associations and media.
Why Investors Choose Us
Research activity The Group's partners and fund managers have published books and numerous articles on investments and economics. We are frequently quoted by reputable financial and economic media. Andrey Movchan’s Facebook page has over 90 000 followers.
Why We operate Investment Funds
Transparency Investment funds are controlled by an external agent – an administrator who keeps records of the value of investments and verifies that managers comply with the investment declaration. Once a year, the funds are audited by an independent auditor. The results of the fund's work are evident to the general public, they cannot be hidden, embellished, forged, presented partially, etc.
Why We operate Investment Funds
Security Fund managers activity is limited to investment transactions on behalf of the fund; they can neither withdraw funds from the fund nor influence the decision of investors to transfer to or withdraw their funds from the fund.
Why We operate Investment Funds
Scale A fund that accumulates the investments of many investors is itself a big investor. Brokers, banks, exchanges and other providers accept funds at significantly more favourable conditions than those for private investors. A much wider arsenal of investment opportunities is available to funds.
Why We operate Investment Funds
Flexibility Thanks to the scale, investment funds can build a much more flexible and diversified strategy than individual investors; in particular, investment funds have the opportunity to make investments in securities or projects where the minimum "entrance ticket" is large, while still deploying only a small part of its portfolio in that investment. Similar to the case with the providers, funds receive favourable investment conditions from the issuers, while the conditions for smaller investors may be significantly worse.
Why We operate Investment Funds
Tax benefits Most countries tax realised investment income – the amounts of capital gains realised and interest and dividends received. The owner of the fund's shares does not have to pay income taxes until the redemption of his shares - this postpones the payment of taxes for years. In jurisdictions with preferential capital gains taxation, owners of the fund's shares significantly reduce their tax burden, since dividend and interest incomes on investments in the fund are incorporated into the increase in the value of the fund's shares.
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The material provided herein does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any shares in any fund or any other securities.

Prior to investing, investors are strongly urged to review carefully Private Placement Memorandum (including the risk factors described therein), the Offering Supplement and the Subscription Documents, to discuss any prospective investment in the Fund with their legal and tax advisers in order to make an independent determination of the suitability and consequences of an investment.

The information contained in this website, including but not limited to any opinions or forecasts expressed herein, is subject to change at any time without notice. Any research or analysis used to derive, or in relation to, the information has been procured from sources believed to be reliable by Movchan’s Group for its own use. The information is provided on a general basis, without taking into account the investment objectives, financial situation, risk tolerance or particular needs of any specific investor. Hedge fund investments, by their nature, involve a substantial degree of risk, including the risk of total loss of an investor’s capital.

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        Privacy Policy

        Last updated: 13.05.2022

        1. Background

        Movchan’s Group (“Movchan’s Group”, “we” or “us”) welcome you to our website and appreciate your interest in our products and services.

        We understand that your privacy is important to you and that you care about how your information is used and shared online. This page explains how we treat your personal data (“Privacy Policy”).

        By continuing to use our website, you confirm that you are 18 years of age or older. Please note that we may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time. The applicable version is always the current one, as referenced above (last updated). If we decide to change our privacy practices, we will post those changes on this page. Please check this page for changes from time to time to make sure you are aware of our latest privacy practices.

        This Policy applies to use of any and all data collected by us in relation to your use of this website. Please read this Privacy Policy carefully and ensure that you understand it. Your acceptance of Privacy Policy is deemed to occur upon your first use of our website. If you do not accept and agree with this Privacy Policy, you must stop using this website immediately.

        As of 25 May 2018, the EU General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (GDPR) have taken effect for the protection of natural persons against the processing of personal data and the free circulation of such data. The New General Regulation shall replace the Directive 95/46/EU which was applied via law 138(I)/2001. As of 25 May, 2018 the said law shall be considered as abolished.

        Our role includes the obligation to secure that, personal data of yours and of any third parties such as employees, contractors, clients, principals and other individuals and contracting parties related to you, which has come or may come into our possession and which may also contain sensitive data, is processed in accordance with relevant Regulation and/or other laws in force.

        2. Information about us

        This website www.movchans.com, is owned and operated by Movchan Management Ltd., a private company of the Astana International Financial Center under the identification number 210140900043 in accordance with the Constitutional Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan “on the Astana International Financial Center”, whose registered address is AIFC 55/16 Mangilik El Ave., block C3.1, office 323, Z05T3F2, Nur-Sultan.

        3. Scope of Privacy Policy

        This Privacy Policy applies only to your use of this website. It does not extend to any websites that are linked to from this website (whether we provide those links or whether they are shared by other users). We have no control over how your data is collected, stored or used by other websites and we advise you to check the privacy policies of any such websites before providing any data to them.

        4. Collection of data

        Some data will be collected automatically by this website (for further details, please see section 7 on use of Cookies), other data will only be collected if you voluntarily submit it, for example, when signing up for our mailing list or filling up the contact form. Depending upon your use of this website, we may collect some or all of the following data:

        • your full name;
        • IP address (automatically collected);
        • operating system (automatically collected);
        • contact information such as email addresses and telephone numbers;
        • country of residence;
        • demographic information such as location, age, gender, preferences and interests (automatically collected);
        • web browser type and version (automatically collected);
        • a list of URLs starting with a referring site, your activity on this website, and the site you exit to (automatically collected);

        5. How do we use your data?

        We use your data to provide the best possible experience of using this website and communication with us. This includes:

        • Providing and managing your access to this website;
        • Responding to communications from you;
        • To use it for marketing measures. Supplying you with email alerts, newsletters and announcements that you have subscribed to automatically by providing us with your details (you may unsubscribe or opt-out at any time by clicking the “Unsubscribe” button at the bottom of any email);
        • Develop new products, services, features, and functionality;
        • Market and customer research;
        • Analysing your use of this website and gathering feedback to enable us to continually improve this website and your user experience;
        • To facilitate technical administration of this website;

        With your permission and where permitted by law, we may use your data for marketing purposes which may include contacting you by email and telephone and text message and post with information, news on our products and services. We will not, however, send you any unsolicited marketing or spam and will take all reasonable steps to ensure that we fully protect your rights and comply with Our obligations under the EU General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (GDPR).

        6. Security measures

        We make every effort to take appropriate technical and organizational security measures to ensure that your personal data protected against unauthorized access, misuse, loss and/or destruction.

        Our employees and the service providers commissioned by us are bound by professional secrecy and must comply with all data protection provisions.

        Additionally, access to personal data is restricted to only those employees, contractors and third parties who require this access in order to assure the purpose of data processing and the provision of products and services.

        Steps We take to secure and protect your data include:

        • Strong 2048-Bit SSL Extended Validation Certificate Encryption by Comodo.
        • We use Alphabet’s (Google) email services, which are highly secure.
        • We follow strict internal procedures when handling any sensitive data.

        Notwithstanding the security measures that we take, it is important to remember that the transmission of data via the internet may not be completely secure and that you are advised to take suitable precautions when transmitting to us data via the internet.

        7. Cookies

        Our Site may place and access certain first party Cookies on your computer or device. First party Cookies are those placed directly by us and are used only by us. We use Cookies to facilitate and improve your experience of this website and to improve our products and services. By using this website, you may also receive certain third-party Cookies on your computer or device. Third party Cookies are those placed by websites, services, and/or parties other than us. We use third party Cookies on this website for online marketing and advertising services. In addition, this website uses analytics services provided by Google Analytics, Yandex Metrics etc. which also use Cookies. Website analytics refers to a set of tools used to collect and analyze usage statistics, enabling us to better understand how people use this website.

        “Cookies” are small pieces of information that are transferred to your browser and stored on your computer’s hard drive. Cookies also allow us to track usage patterns, trends and other aggregate visitor information. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually change your browser settings to prevent that if you would rather not store the information for future use. We may also collect certain technical and routing information about your computer to facilitate your use of the site and its services (such as browser type, operating system and the Internet Protocol (“IP”) address of your computer). Without expressly informing you in each particular instance, we do not match such information with any of your personal information.

        If you disagree with us using cookies, please leave this website.

        8. Links

        This website may contain links to third-party electronic services that are not operated or monitored by us. Please be aware that such third-party electronic services are not bound by this Privacy Policy and that we are not responsible for their content or their principles regarding the handling of personal data. We therefore recommend consulting and checking the individual privacy policies or terms of use of third-party electronic services.

        9. Data subject rights

        According to applicable data protection laws and regulations, you may have the following rights:

        • requesting information on personal data that we hold about you,
        • asking that your data be deleted if we are not permitted or are not legally obliged to retain the data,
        • demanding that the processing of your data be restricted,
        • objecting to the processing by us,
        • transferred in a generally useable, machine-readable, and standardized format.

        You also have a right of appeal (as far as this affects you) to the respective Data Protection Supervisory Authority.

        As a data subject you may address any concern of yours on a matter relating to your data protection rights to the company’s Data Protection Officer below.

        Data Protection Officer (DPO): Zhadra Abdullina (zabdullina@movchans.com).

        10. Do we share your data?

        We may share your data within companies in our group.

        We may sometimes contract with third parties to supply services to you on our behalf. These may include payment processing, search engine facilities, advertising and marketing. In some cases, the third parties may require access to some or all of your data. Where any of your data is required for such a purpose, we will take all reasonable steps to ensure that your data will be handled safely, securely, and in accordance with your rights, our obligations, and the obligations of the third party under the law.

        We may compile statistics about the use of Our Site including data on traffic, usage patterns, user numbers, sales and other information. All such data will be anonymised and will not include any personally identifying information. We may from time to time share such data with third parties such as prospective investors, affiliates, partners and advertisers. Data will only be shared and used within the bounds of the law.

        In certain circumstances we may be legally required to share certain data held by us, which may include your personal information, for example, where we are involved in legal proceedings, where we are complying with the requirements of legislation, a court order, or a governmental authority. We do not require any further consent from you in order to share your data in such circumstances and will comply as required with any legally binding request that is made of us.

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        1. Agreement

        By using the website www.movchans.com and any of its pages (hereafter the “website”), you confirm that you have reviewed, understand and agree to the following important legal information and terms of use (the “Terms”). If you do not agree to the terms, please exit the website immediately.

        The Terms are subject to change at any time without notice and access to, and use of the website may be restricted or terminated at any time. You are therefore advised to review these Terms each time you access this website.

        2. No offer, no advice

        The information, products, data, services, tools and documents contained or described on this website are for information purposes only and constitute neither an advertisement or recommendation nor an offer or solicitation to buy or sell investment instruments, to affect any transaction or to enter into any legal relations.

        The financial products mentioned on this site are not suitable for all investors. Prior to making investment decisions investors should conduct a thorough investigation and obtain all necessary professional advice for all issues, including your eligibility to make such investment in terms of the applicable law.

        Nothing on this site constitutes investment, legal, accounting or tax advice, or a representation that any investment or strategy is suitable or appropriate for individual circumstances, or otherwise constitutes a personal recommendation for any specific in­vestor. We recommend that investors independently assess, with a professional advisor, the specific financial risks as well as legal, regulatory, credit, tax and accounting consequences.

        3. Local legal restrictions

        The Content is not intended for use by or distribution to any individual or legal entity in any jurisdiction or country where such distribution, publication or use would be contrary to the law or regulatory provisions or in which Movchan’s Group companies does not hold the necessary registration or license. Individuals or legal entities in respect of whom such prohibitions apply, whether on grounds of their nationality, their place of residence or on other grounds, must not access or use the site.

        Some entities, services and products of Movchan’s Group may not be registered or licensed under legal and regulatory provisions governing financial services or products and their providers in certain countries.

        4. No warranty

        Movchan’s Group provides no warranty and makes no representations of any kind whatsoever regarding: (1) the currency, accuracy or completeness of the content; (2) the results to be obtained by any user of the website; or (3) any third-party content accessible on or through the website.

        Except to the extent required by current laws and/or regulations, Movchan’s Group, including its directors, agents, employees or subcontractors: (1) disclaims any and all express or implied warranties and conditions including without limitation warranties and conditions as to quality and fitness for a particular purpose; and (2) does not warrant that the website, any content (including any third party content), goods and services referred to therein will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected or that the website, the servers from which it is available or any connected website is free of viruses, trojan horses, worms, software bombs or similar items or processes or other harmful components. In order to safeguard against viruses, it is advisable to use up-to-date versions of browsers and to install and continuously update antivirus software. Users should strictly avoid opening e-mails of unknown origin or unexpected e-mail attachments.

        Any data, including but not limited to financial market data, quotes, notices, research or other financial information accessible through this website, have been obtained from carefully selected sources believed to be reliable. All such information is provided “as is” to the user without express or implied warranties of any kind, including warranties of quality, originality, non-infringement of intellectual property or fitness for any particular purpose.

        The information and opinions in the website are descriptive of Movchan’s Group as a whole and the products and services described may not be available to or suitable for all investors. The fact that a user accesses the Site does not make him a client of Movchan’s Group.

        Any expressions of opinion, estimates and projections on the website are those of the authors at the date of writing. They do not necessarily reflect the view of Movchan’s Group and are subject to change at any time without prior warning. Movchan’s Group and its contractual partners may discontinue, or make changes in, the information, data and documents, and the products or services described herein, at any time without prior notice. Any information marked with a date is published as of this date only and no obligation or responsibility is undertaken to update or amend any such information.

        5. No liability

        TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY CURRENT LAWS AND/OR REGULATIONS, Movchan’s Group, INCLUDING ITS DIRECTORS, AGENTS, EMPLOYEES, SUB-CONTRACTORS AND ITS SALES PARTNERS DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY FOR LOSSES OR DAMAGES (DIRECT OR INDIRECT) OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER ARISING DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLYAS A RESULT OF (1) THE CONTENT, ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS OR OTHERWISE OF THE CONTENT OR ANY LINKS OR THIRD PARTY CONTENT; (2) ANY ERRORS IN OR OMISSIONS FROM THE SITE; (3) USE OF OR ACCESS TO THE SITE; (4) ANY INABILITY TO ACCESS OR USE THE WEBSITE FOR ANY REASON.

        TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMITTED BY CURRENT LAWS AND/OR REGULATIONS, Movchan’s Group SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY (1) LOSS OF PROFITS OR REVENUE OR SAVINGS OR OTHER ECONOMIC LOSS, (2) LOSS OF BUSINESS OR GOODWILL, (3) LOSS OF OR DAMAGE TO DATA, (4) INCIDENTAL OR SPECIAL LOSS, (5) WASTED OR LOST MANAGEMENT TIME, OR (6) INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL LOSS ARISING FROM USE OF OR ACCESS TO THE SITE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF ANY SUCH LOSS OR DAMAGE OR IF SUCH LOSS OR DAMAGE WAS FORESEEABLE.

        6. Third-party content

        Statements on this website may contain information obtained from third parties, including ratings from rating agencies and research from research providers etc. Reproduction and distribution of third-party content in any form is prohibited except with the prior written permission of the related third party. Third-party content providers do not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, timeliness or availability of any information, including ratings or research, and are not responsible for any errors or omissions (negligent or otherwise), regardless of the cause, or for the results obtained from the use of such content. Third-party content providers give no express or implied warranties, including, but not limited to, any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose or use. Third-party content providers shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, exemplary, compensatory, punitive, special or consequential damages, costs, expenses, legal fees or losses (including lost income or profits and opportunity costs) in connection with any use of their content, including ratings or research. Credit and/or research ratings are statements of opinions and are not statements of fact or recommendations to purchase, hold or sell securities. They do not address the market value of securities or the suitability of securities for investment purposes and should not be relied on as investment advice.

        7. Performance

        The past is not an indication of the future performance of an investment. The value of investments may be subject to fluctuations and investors may not get back the amount invested. Changes in rates of foreign exchange may also cause the value of investments to go up or down.

        8. Links to third-party websites

        Links to third-party websites on this website are provided solely for your convenience as pointers to information on topics that may be useful to users of this website. Movchan’s Group has no control over the content on such third-party websites. Activating some links to third-party websites on this website may cause you to leave this website. No warranties or liability concerning the content of such websites are made, including assurances that it is correct, accurate, complete, true, up-to-date or fit for any particular purpose. Nor does Movchan’s Group warrant that such website or content is free from any claims of copyright or trademark or other infringement of the rights of third parties or that such site or content is free of viruses or other harmful components. No guarantee as to the authenticity of documents on the Internet is given.

        Using links to third-party websites provided on this Site is at your sole discretion and at your own risk.

        Please note that third-party websites are not subject to Movchan’s Group data protection policy and Movchan’s Group is not responsible for the policies they apply with regard to collection and treatment of your personal data. We recommend that you carefully read the terms of use and data protection policies governing the third-party website before using it in order to check how it protects your personal data and privacy.

        9. Data processing

        For information on the kind of data collected, the purpose for which it is collected, how it is processed, to whom it may be disclosed and the security measures that have been put in place to protect it, please consult the Movchan’s Group Data Privacy Policy under the following link:

        Data privacy Policy

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