Elena Chirkova, PhD(c) Senior Partner echirkova@movchans.com
  • Senior partner at Movchans’ Group, hedge fund GEIST investing in equities. 
  • Specialist in asset management since 2019, corporate finance, financial markets and asset valuation with 30+ years of experience.
  • Formerly: Advisor at Rothschild Investment Bank; Director of Mergers and Acquisitions Practice at Deloitte; Vice President of Investment Banking at Troika Dialog; Visiting scholar at Harvard University School of Economics. 
  • 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, studied at the Master’s program at the Claremont Graduate School (California, USA). PhD in Economics.
Eugeniu Chirau, CFA Partner ekireu@movchans.com
  • Partner at Movchans’ Group, ARGO SP
  • Specialist in macroeconomic research and investment management, with a profound knowledge of fixed income, equity, derivatives, and alternative investments.
  • Held a leading analyst position at Movchan’s Group, overseeing the formation of the Group’s investment products since its inception.
  • Conducts scientific work; wrote numerous articles for economic research institutions and media.
  • CFA chartholder, received a MSc with honors in Strategic Corporate Finance from the Faculty of Economic Sciences of the Higher School of Economics.
Daniyar Serikov Finance analyst dserikov@movchans.com
  • Contributes to building the ARGO and GEIST investment portfolio. Sspecializes in sourcing and analyzing investments in hedge funds and private debt funds.
  • In the past – a McKinsey consultant. Also worked at Allianz Investment Management, specialising in analysis of investments in private debt funds.
  • Graduated with honours from the MSc Economics-Finance program at the University of Freiburg; a Bachelor's degree from Nazarbayev University.
Pavel Shirochkin Financial analyst pshirochkin@movchans.com
  • Contributes to building the ARGO investment portfolio. Specialises in credit analysis of companies, researching third party products and developing investment decisions.
  • Worked in financial compliance for companies in the FMCG industry and as a business valuation consultant in the corporate finance department of Deloitte.
  • Graduated from the Higher School of Economics, Department of Economic Sciences.
Zhansulu Mukhamejanova, ACCA Manager zmukhamejanova@movchans.com
  • 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.
Alexander Ovchinnikov Senior Partner aovchinnikov@movchans.com
  • One of the recognized Russian experts with more than 30 years of experience in the financial markets.
  • Since 1993, within the Central Bank of Russia Alexander participated in the creation and development of the Russian sovereign debt market. Then he headed the debt market analysis team of Troika Dialog.
  • Since 2000, he headed the analytical, and trade divisions, was engaged in asset management in the largest Russian and international banks.
  • In 2008 he rejoined Troika Dialog (after 2012 known as Sberbank-CIB). As a Vice-President, he led a project to modernize the Russian debt market.
  • He has a degree of the Financial Academy in international economic relations, a diploma from the Moscow Aviation Institute, diplomas from FRB NY and Carnegie Mellon University.
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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;
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  • 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:

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  • 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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Low risk The composition of instruments with low share of each instrument in the portfolio and low or negative correlation between instruments ensures a low risk of substantial losses.
Reduced fees Owing to its size and institutional structure, ARGO SP enjoys low broker commissions (for instance, ARGO SP pays 10 b.p. per transaction with a third-party fund while the average commission of a private bank amounts to 70 b.p. and often exceeds 2%; custodian fee for ARGO SP is 12 b.p. per year, with the average for a large private bank at 35 b.p.); ARGO SP invests in senior classes of investment funds with reduced management and performance fees.
A broad range of possibilities Owing to the size and status status with the brokers ARGO SP is able to invest in products unreachable to private investors.
The best opportunity for selecting the right products The management team of ARGO SP includes 6 experienced investment professionals with knowledge strengths and specialisations in different areas. The team is led by Andrei Movchan, Elena Chirkova and Eugeniu Kireu.
Unbiased management decisions Unlike investment advisors working for brokers and private banks, the managers of ARGO SP do not have a hidden agenda driving investment decisions (they are not under pressure to sell specific products or increase the turnover). Besides, the managers hold substantial amounts of own investments in the fund, and their interests align fully with the interests of the investors.
Weekly liquidity for investors ARGO SP invests in instruments with varying liquidity parameters – from immediate to quarterly – and even instruments with a longer term to redemption. Owing to a large investor base and the fund's ability to leverage, ARGO SP maintains weekly liquidity for its investors – this is vastly better than what would be available to an individual portfolio of analogous instruments.
Investors are not involved in the process Building the portfolio, similar to the portfolio of ARGO SP, requires performing a considerable amount of hard analytical work and even harder operations-related work. The fund invests in more than 30 products, for the majority of which it is necessary to fulfil compliance procedures, supply information, negotiate transaction terms, monitor the products, manage the redemption, etc. ARGO SP frees its investors from such a burden.
High-quality infrastructure ARGO SP is supported by a first-class administrator (APEX Fund Services Ltd.), serviced by reliable banks and brokers (UBS Switzerland AG, Northern Trust); is audited by an internationally recognised auditor (Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Ltd.). The structure carries no operational risk and offers investors a transparent history of funds which can be easily presented to any financial services provider or regulator.
No need for a bank or brokerage account ARGO SP investors can subscribe to the shares either directly, via the administrator, without using an already existing account (or opening a new one) at an intermediary financial institution, or through the financial intermediary – a convenient bank or broker connected to the Euroclear, Allfunds, IFSAM or Clearstream clearing systems.
No income tax until redemption Investors in ARGO SP do not pay income tax on the appreciation of their shares in ARGO SP until they redeem their investments.*
Capital gains tax rather than ordinary income tax The realised appreciation of ARGO SP shares is subject to capital gains tax, with levels usually lower than those of ordinary income tax levels. Certain jurisdictions (such as Cyprus) have 0 capital gains tax.*
Market Risk The returns of the fund depend on the returns of capital markets and, first of all, debt markets; this is why falling debt markets can impact negatively the results of the fund.
Interest rate risk Interest rate risk is very similar to the market risk: when the refinancing rate increases, the interest rates rise, and the prices of financial instruments that depend on the interest rates fall.
Risk of insufficient diversification As a result of insufficient diversification, a sharp fall in the value of a single asset can lead to a large effect on the fund's returns.
Liquidity risk A proportion of the fund's assets is invested in instruments with low liquidity.
Credit risk Deterioration in the credit quality of an issuer can lead to a default on bonds and other obligations.
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