PCG in Europe.

PCG Asset Management, a unit of Pacific Corporate Group LLC (PCG), the California-based investment management and advisory firm, has opened a European office in Geneva, Switzerland.

The office will be run by Michael Russell, 41, the firm’s managing director for Europe, who has relocated from La Jolla. Russell has been with PCG since 1996 when he joined as a senior associate. He was promoted to vice-president in 1997, and became a member of the firm’s investment committee in 1998, before becoming a principal of the firm in 1999. He was promoted to managing director in 2000. For most of his career with PCG, he has been extensively involved in the firm’s European investment activities and in developing relationships with private equity investors in Europe.