Million People

Land Area (mn km²)

Oil Reserves (bn barrels)

Market Cap (USD bn)


Russia is the world’s largest country spread over vast areas in Europe and Asia with the access to the Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic oceans. It covers nine time zones and shares more than 20,000 km of common border with other states. Russia is also the world’s largest oil producer and second largest in natural gas. In September 1995 FMG was one of the earliest fund companies to launch a Russia fund.

Russia at a Glance

•   Equities are trading at very low valuations
•   One of the largest and fastest growing consumer markets
•   Solid balance sheet and very low public debt
•   Unique geographic position and vast natural resources



  • Oil and Gas 55%
  • Banking and Finance 35%
  • Chemicals 3%
  • Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) 2%
  • Real Estate 2%
  • Metals 1%
  • Cash 1%
  • Food Processing 1%


The Russian Federation First Mercantile Fund offers investors access primarily to the Russian stock market, with some exposure to other markets in the CIS. The investment objective is to achieve long term capital appreciation utilizing concentrated sectors and portfolio strategy. The fund invests mainly in companies with short and long term profit opportunities benefiting from export, domestic consumption and investments within Russia and CIS countries.

Fundamental analysis is utilized to source attractively priced companies with significant growth potential. Quantitative analysis may be used from time to time as a portfolio allocation tool. The fund may invest in a wide range of industry sectors and in various market capitalization companies. Fund liquidity is an integral risk management element. The opportunistic and concentrated nature of the portfolio targets investors with a higher risk-reward return profile.


Investment Profile
Investment Focus
Investment Objective
Investment Horizon
Risk Level
Fund Structure
Fund Type
Base Currency
Currency Classes
Minimal Init. Investment

Emerging Markets
CIS Large-Cap to Mid-Cap
Listed Equities
3-5 Years
Single Managed
Open Ended Investment Company
Segregated Accounts
$ 10.000
or lower when dealt via »»

Prenotice (Buy)
Prenotice (Sell)
Cut-off Time
Load Fee
Annual Management Fee
Performance Fee
Income Distribution

1 Business Day
5 Business Days
05:00PM CET
Up to 5%
20% above 8%, HWM
Credit Suisse
Apex Fund Services
Grant Thornton


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