Troika appoints Lukoil executive head of structured finance

Troika Dialog has named Alexander Pletnev deputy head of the structured finance division in the corporate investment block of the newly merged Troika Dialog and Sberbank business.

Pletnev (pictured) moves to Troika from Lukoil, Russia’s second largest oil company after Rosneft, where he headed up the corporate debt, financial institutions and capital markets divisions.

The appointment is the latest in a series of hires as Troika adapts to its merger with Sberbank. The two firms merged officially on 23 January, forming the largest universal banking institution in Russia.

Troika recently hired Dean Tyler from rival VTB Capital to head international fixed income sales. Other additions to the corporate investment team were Mazen Nomura as head of credit trading, Kirill Zarezov as head of FIG sales, Evgeny Ageshin as head of corporate sales and Andrew Howe for international fixed income sales.

Pletnev will report to Yury Korsun, head of structured finance. His duties will be to oversee the creation of new credit products.

Troika’s key business areas are securities sales and trading, investment banking, private wealth and asset management, direct and venture investments, and personal investment and finance. Besides Russia it operates in New York, London, Nicosia, Kiev and Almaty.


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