Wermuth Asset Management advocates investment opportunities in Russia

Cheerleader for Russian investment


Jochen Wermuth, the founder and chief investment officer of Wermuth Asset Management (WAM) is as fond of cracking jokes as he is about extolling the virtues of investment in Russia and the related former Soviet states.

His love affair with Russia began when he became the head of the economic expert group at the Russian finance ministry. Wermuth says he “wanted to do something good in Russia”. Between 1993 and 1997 he became part of a World Bank-European Union financed team. He helped prepare Russ