The basics

Who is Quarz Capital

Quarz Capital is an ASIA-focused activist investment firm that works directly with management teams and other stakeholders of small and middle capitalisation companies to tackle structural, operational and communicational obstacles that stand in the way of higher valuations.

We capitalise on the particularly attractive developed asian markets for activism, where local companies usually focus less on maximising shareholder value due to tax, organisational and cultural factors.

 

Year track record

11

Partner owned

100%

Assets under management

200m+

Activist Campaigns

20+

Meet the team

Our People

Quarz Capital’s team is unique, lean, and focused.

Collectively, the Quarz team has:

  • Been responsible for leading over twenty activist investments in small and mid-cap companies (mainly in ASIA) since 2011.
  • A complementary blend of experience and expertise not only as ASIAN activist investors, but also as business operators and corporate strategists.
  • The distinct advantage of having local roots – speaking the local languages, understanding the culture, and knowing how to interact and engage with ASIAN management teams.
  • Extensive hedge fund operational experience with a dedicated Operations Team.

Joined Quarz

2011


Jan F. Mörmann is the Founder and CIO of Quarz Capital. Prior to founding Quarz, Jan was with the Equities & Wealth Management Groups of UBS, Credit Suisse AG and LGT in Germany, Switzerland and Hong Kong. He subsequently joined the Investment Banking Division of Bellevue Group (Switzerland). Jan holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration as well as a Master of Arts in Banking & Finance from University of St.Gallen (HSG) in Switzerland.

Joined Quarz

2015


Havard Chi leads our research activities with his team of Analysts. Havard joined Quarz following a successful six year career at Bellevue Asset Management where he was the co-fund manager of the firm’s Asian and African investment portfolios. Prior to that, he was with Citibank. He holds a Master in Arts (HSG) in Banking and Finance from the University of St. Gallen and a Bachelors in Economics from the National University of Singapore. Havard is a CFA charter holder.

Joined Quarz

2019


Klaus has worked as a financial journalist for German newspaper Berliner Zeitung, TV station n-tv as well as newswires Reuters and Bloomberg in Frankfurt, London, New York, Zurich and Singapore. Klaus is an economist by training and a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).

Locations

Our Office

We operate from our offices in Singapore.

Quarz Capital is a company incorporated under the laws of Singapore and operates as a registered fund management company which has been registered with the MAS under Regulation 5(1)(i) of the Second Schedule to the Securities and Futures (Licensing and Conduct of Business) Regulations, which is subject to business conduct regulations, and falls within the regulatory purview and supervisory oversight of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS).

Our Approach

Investment Philosophy

Quarz relies on a value oriented and research driven approach to investing with the ambition of creating portfolios which are attractively priced with several embedded catalysts.

The firm invests in listed equities across major geographies, sectors and industry groups with an active value approach:

Quarz’s active value approach and rigorous investment process combines the best of the worlds of business and investment to generate superior shareholder returns at reduced levels of risk. Our unique approach in public markets provides attractive investment opportunities.