Charles Mautz and Pete Nickerson founded Chinus Asset Management (“CHAM”) in 2008 to provide investors with a better way to access the tremendous wealth that was being created in China and the rest of emerging Asia. They recognized that US investment managers frequently underestimated the vast differences in culture and business practices between the US and emerging Asia. Conventional investment methods that were appropriate for developed country markets were unsuitable for this part of the world. As a result, these strategies turned out to be riskier than anticipated and often missed out on the most lucrative opportunities.
Successful investing in emerging Asia is predicated on access to the best local managers. CHAM has developed this access through relationships and market knowledge cultivated over three decades.