Pacific View Asset Management, LLC, an investment advisory firm focused on delivering niche strategies managed by seasoned professionals, announced today that James Boucherat and David LaSalle, founders of Perlus Investment Management LLP, a UK-based investment advisory firm, have joined its organization. Messrs. Boucherat and LaSalle bring with them $75 million in assets under management and a track record dating back to 2008. Their North American microcap equity strategy looks to capitalize on opportunities in companies with market capitalizations of $250 million or less.
James Boucherat is a veteran investor who has been investing in microcap companies since 1985. He and David LaSalle, an investment professional with 15 years of experience, began working together in 2005 at MicroCapital, L.P. a New York-based hedge fund. They left MicroCapital in 2008 to form Perlus Investment Management, LLP.
“We are very excited to have James and David join our organization. Their combined experience of investing in microcap companies and their long history as a team is unique,” said Brendan Contant, Director of Marketing and Business Development. “They are disciplined and committed to thorough primary fundamental research. They are representative of the types of investment professionals we are looking to bring to Pacific View.”
James Boucherat added, “This is a terrific opportunity. Pacific View is an emerging firm committed to best- in-class investment offerings, client services and administrative resources. There is no way we could build out this level of infrastructure on our own, while maintaining our commitment to keeping our asset base nimble and remaining focused on our research.”
According to David LaSalle, “It was a very attractive opportunity for us to join Pacific View where we were able to join a group of experienced professionals who can manage all aspects of this business and allow Jim and I to do what we enjoy most – finding the next big investment opportunity among the ranks of the smaller and overlooked companies.”
Pacific View currently has three investment teams focused on investing in publicly traded equities and recently added a venture capital group (Pacific View Ventures) that is focused on private market clean resources opportunities. The traditional public equity strategies being offered include: International Small Cap, Global Small Cap, U.S. Small Cap Growth, U.S. Large Cap Growth and Microcap.
About Pacific View
Founded in 2012, Pacific View is a multi-manager, multi-strategy asset management organization providing best-in-class investment solutions to both private and institutional investors. Pacific View’s culture is highly entrepreneurial. Our investment teams are led by talented and experienced investment professionals operating autonomously to offer clients their unique perspectives and services.
As part of the combination with Perlus, Perlus Investment Management LLP was renamed Pacific View Asset Management (UK) LLP. Pacific View Asset Management (UK) LLP is authorized and regulated in the United Kingdom by the Financial Conduct Authority.
Pacific View Asset Management, LLC is an investment adviser registered with the State of California. Additional information about Pacific View is available at www.pacviewam.com or www.adviserinfo.sec.gov.