East Capital, the Stockholm headquartered manager, has announced further details of its Frontier Markets fund, which has been launched for distribution in markets including the UK, France and Germany. The East Capital (Lux) Frontier Markets fund combines the manager’s expertise in distinct emerging and frontier markets into a single product that covers multiple regions including […]
Hugo Bain, senior investment manager at Pictet Asset Management discusses the findings of his recent trip to Russia. Ukraine and pro-Russia rebel forces agreed a ceasefire on September 5, the first step towards ending a five-month conflict in eastern Ukraine. But the United States and Europe have imposed fresh sanctions on Moscow in a bid […]
Some 25 UK based business visited Russia last week with the aim to improve understanding of the commercial environment and boost trade and investment links with Russia.
Russia’s Ministry of Finance plans to abolish taxes on long-term investment vehicles in Russia to encourage domestic investment into funds.
Fostering better partnership between international investors and investment opportunities in Russia was the focus of the First Moscow International Foreign Investment Forum.
Clearstream plans to open a direct account with Russia’s new central securities depository (CSD) by year end, following the creation of the entity earlier this week.
The theme of investment in innovation and technology has reached Russia, with various projects underway to promote this focus.
Guernsey Finance is seeing growing interest in Guernsey as a centre for wealth management from Russian high net worth individuals and their advisers.
Last weekend, 17 firms from Russia’s financial sector attended a fishing competition for qualified investors, the first corporate event of its kind in the country.
Charity spending is gaining popularity among Russia’s finance professionals. Previously, charitable initiatives in Russia were initiated by expats, but now the locals increasingly want to “do something good.”
Sberbank of Russia has admitted that Troika Dialog, the investment firm it merged with earlier this year, has suffered accounting losses last year, but since the merger things are looking much brighter.
Financial experts agree the success of Sberbank’s secondary public offering (SPO) on both the London and Moscow stock exchanges this week is an important step in Russia’s journey to privatisation of state owned assets and improving its attractiveness as an investment destination.