Our Firm

Our Firm

Mountain Pacific Group (MPG) is an independent, employee-owned boutique investment firm headquartered in Bellevue, Washington, USA. It was founded in 2009 by experienced investors in currency and emerging markets equity to provide next generation quantitative solutions.

MPG deploys a well-established investment process that focuses on forecasting risk, as opposed to forecasting return. The risk based philosophy underpins all MPG’s investment strategies. MPG principals have managed currency and equities for some of the largest pension funds, monetary authorities, foundations, and endowments globally.

We seek to exploit the mispricing of risk in order to add value, while many conventional approaches forecast equity and currency returns based on mis-valuation. We identify situations where there is heightened downside risk and reduce exposures when risk is excessive and vice versa. Adding value by exploiting mispricing of risk, is highly complementary to conventional return forecasting styles.


Jolanta Wysocka is CEO and a Co-founder of Mountain Pacific Group. Jolanta has more than 30 years of investment experience in portfolio management and research. Prior to Mountain Pacific, Jolanta served as a portfolio strategist focusing on product structuring and risk management at Russell Investments.

Ron Liesching is Chairman and a Co-founder of Mountain Pacific Group. Ron has more than 40 years of industry experience. He co-founded Pareto Partners in 1991, and, as its chief research officer, he was the architect of the firm’s currency strategy. Ron was a key person in building Pareto’s business which, at the time of his departure, managed $55 billion for 61 funds, including 7 US Public funds. Ron previously headed quantitative research at County NatWest Investment Management where he developed a range of quantitative equity strategies for clients in the UK, US and Japan.

Mark Miller is a Co-founder and serves as Chief Compliance Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Mountain Pacific Group. He is responsible for investment operations and all aspects of legal, financial and administrative functions. He holds an AB degree in Economics from Dartmouth College and an MBA from Stanford University.