We are an independent company that acts as investment director on several collective investment schemes (“Funds”). We are dedicated to solving our Funds’ financial and corporate needs by always striving to search for personalized solutions, to innovate, to share expertise, insight, and information to ultimately provide highest quality service.

Our Team

Our team consists of seasoned investment professionals with a varied background in financial management, asset management and investment banking within both institutional and entrepreneurial settings, both in Switzerland and abroad. In particular, the members of our team have excelled at Lehman Brothers (New York), UBS (New York), Credit Suisse (New York, London), Troika Dialog Investment Company (Moscow), KPMG (Moscow) and other prominent global and local institutions .

Renat Kuchukov. Renat Kuchukov (48 years old) is an experienced investment professional with 16 years of asset management, private equity, corporate finance and strategy consulting expertise across industries in Europe, Russia, and the Middle East. After graduation from his MBA program, Mr. Kuchukov joined Monitor Group in London, where worked with clients across different industries for topics like IPO preparation and increase of shareholders value. Subsequently, Mr. Kuchukov joined Roland Berger Strategy Consultants in Moscow where he focused on M&A advisory and transactions, private equity, restructuring and strategy consulting services to a variety of Russian and European corporations. In 2015, Mr. Kuchukov joined Credit Suisse AG in Zurich as a Senior Vice President in wealth management. In this role Mr. Kuchukov advised (U)HNW clients on asset management, including alternative investments in private equity.  In 2018, Mr. Kuchukov founded 1.618 Capital AG, an Independent Asset Manager, and currently serves as the CEO of the company. 1.618 Capital AG is headquartered in Switzerland and offers asset management services to private and corporate clients. Mr. Kuchukov graduated in 1995 from Omsk State Railway University with a Master’s degree in Engineering and in 2005 from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, USA, with Master degree in Business Administration.

Vasily Mescheryakov. Vasily is an experienced investment professional with 25 years of experience in corporate finance, investment, and asset management in the US, Western Europe and Russia. Vasily began his career on Wall Street in 1994 at Lehman Brothers. Then he worked at UBS and Credit Suisse First Boston in New York and London. In 2004, Vasily returned to Russia, where he became director of direct investment in Sputnik Group, and then he moved to Troika Dialog Investment Company as a director of the investment banking department.

Aram Abgaryan. Aram has extensive experience in evaluating companies, as well as in investment banking in Russia. Aram began his career at KPMG’s Russian office in the Department of Audit Services and the M&A Transaction Division of the Investment and Capital Markets Department. In 2012-2015 he worked in the Investment Banking Department of Sberbank CIB. Aram has been actively involved in major IPO / SPO transactions in recent years (totaling more than $ 4.5 billion), including the placement of companies such as Megafon, Moscow Exchange and Tinkoff Credit Systems.