Russia’s Sberbank AM hires head of equities

Sberbank Asset Management has appointed Roman Filatov as managing director, head of equities portfolio management.

He has taken the place of Andrey Kilin, who left his position at the firm this summer to start his own business.

Filatov joins the firm from IXIA Asset Management where he was director and managed a portfolio for private clients. He was also previously director of Accent Investment Management, where he participated in the formation of the firm’s hedge fund business.

In his new role Filatov will oversee all equity portfolios, in particular the company’s largest equity mutual funds. He brings nearly twenty years of experience in the financial industry.

Anton Rakhmanov, head of Sberbank Asset Management, commented: “Recently as part of the integration of Sberbank and Troika Dialog, the asset management business has begun working under a new brand. In tandem with this our professional team of managers is being expanded and strengthened.”

Sberbank Asset Management was formed after the takeover of Troika Dialog Asset Management by Sberbank early this year and officially renamed on November 6. The firm was founded in 1996, at the very birth of the Russian financial industry.

It is one of the largest companies in Russia’s asset management market. It currently oversees 23 open-ended mutual funds, one interval fund, three closed-end venture funds and a closed real estate fund.

The company also manages assets for government funds and organizations such as the pension fund of the Russian Federation. It has the leading market share of open-ended and interval mutual funds – 16.45%.

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