Asset Management

Pacific Investments has founded a number of successful traditional and absolute return fund management businesses, across a wide range of asset classes. These businesses include Thames River Capital, Nevsky Capital, Liontrust Asset Management PLC, and River and Mercantile Asset Management.

Asset management remains the core focus of Pacific’s business model, with a proven track record in identifying and backing best-in-class investment managers and executives. Our common purpose is to deliver superior risk-adjusted returns for our clients.

Track Record

Liontrust Asset Management PLC Long only/traditional 7.5 years 92.3% 22.7x
Thames River Capital Long only/absolute return 13 years 71.6% 28.6x



Pacific Asset Management is the core asset management business of the Pacific Investments group. Pacific Asset Management manages money on behalf of a diverse investor base including institutional investors, wealth managers, family offices and individuals. Our investment managers have successful track records spanning several investment cycles.
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In 2005, Pacific formed a partnership with James Barham, former Head of the Institutional Sales at Liontrust Asset Management PLC, to launch a new long only fund management platform. In March 2014 the partnership merged with P-Solve Limited, a leading institutional adviser, to form the River and Mercantile Group. The combined group has over £10bn assets under management and £13.5bn assets under advice. In June 2014 the River and Mercantile Group listed on the London Stock Exchange with an initial valuation of £150m. Mark Johnson remains a non-executive of the group.
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In 1995, Pacific acquired a 100% interest in River & Mercantile Investment Management (RAMIM). River & Mercantile was founded in 1881 and at the time of acquisition by Pacific managed five investment trusts with a total of £400 million under management. Pacific sold the largely short dated investment management contracts but retained the River & Mercantile name and established a new fund management company which became Liontrust Asset Management PLC, a specialist long only UK equities business. Liontrust was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1999 and Pacific placed down all of its 75% holding in tranches over the following years.
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Thames River Capital (TRC) was formed in 1998 by Pacific and senior investment professionals with a common goal: the creation of a performance–focused, absolute return–oriented fund management business. It is now one of Europe’s leading multi–strategy asset management businesses. TRC offers both traditional and alternative strategy investment management, through a number of single and multi–manager funds. TRC and its affiliates are in partnership with and employ over 160 people and have over $11 billion of assets under management. In 2010, Pacific and its affiliated company Red River Capital sold TRC to F&C Asset Management for a total consideration of £88 million.
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The members of Nevsky Capital are the senior investment professionals who formerly constituted the Global Emerging Markets team of Thames River Capital (“TRC”). Prior to the sale of TRC, the interest held by TRC in Nevsky Capital was demerged and it is now directly held by Pacific and the other former TRC shareholders. At the date of the TRC transaction Nevsky had approximately US$6 billion in assets under management in both long only and long-short strategies. The administration and support services provided by TRC to Nevsky continue.
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