The UK's Financial Conduct Authority has authorised BCS Prime Brokerage, the UK arm of Russian financial group BCS, to conduct business including dealing and advising on investments and holding client assets.
Nordic universal bank Nordea is divesting its Polish banking, financing and life insurance operations, which are being sold to PKO Bank Polski for €694m.
Turkey's credit rating has been lifted to investment grade by Moody's for the first time in two decades, in recognition of reductions to its debt and current account deficits.
The ongoing reforms of financial regulations and adoption of more international standards bode well for investors in Russia, according to Tim Bevan and Joseph Dayan at BCS Financial Group.
UK and US funds controlling assets of some €15bn have been visiting Greece to meet leading corporates and policymakers in a roadshow organised by broker and investment bank Exotix.
Research just released by data provider Timetric suggests that Poland's HNWI sector is set to grow substantially until 2017, as volumes show a substantial growth and recovery pattern.
Greece’s recovery hasn’t started yet, but soft data are becoming less bad, as the shocks that hit the Greek economy, including euro exit worries, are starting to dissipate, and bank deposit flows now look fully stabilised, according to economists at Morgan...
In an exclusive article for InvestmentEurope, Gary Litman, Vice President, International Strategic Initiatives, at the US Chamber of Commerce, assesses how Russia is addressing its infrastructure challenges
Gazprombank has appointed Aylin Suntay as head of asset management. She will be first vice-president.
Manuel Barroso, the president of the EC, has told an audience in Moscow today that Russia was not informed of the Eurogroup decision to tax depositors in Cyprus "because the governments of Europe were not informed."
Jan Dehn, co-head of Research at Ashmore Investment Management says Greece should not be considered an emerging country for investment purposes, rather a developed country with a credit problem.
BCS Financial Group, an independent Russian financial institution, has initiated equity research coverage of The Moscow Exchange (market cap $4bn) with a 'Buy' rating, a twelve-month target price of RUB68 and an upside of 26%.
Maria Toschi and Tom Elliott, global strategists at JP Morgan Asset Management, see recovery in Greece - but it will be a bumpy ride.
Matthias Siller, investment manager EMEA Equities at Baring Asset Management, is paying particular attention to Russia and Turkey.
Greece will be downgraded from a developed to an emerging market when Russell Indexes carries out its annual index reconstitution.
FinEx ETF Ltd, part of the FinEx international asset management group, has entered the European exchange traded fund (ETF) market with the launch of the FinEx Tradable Russian Corporate Bonds UCITS ETF on the London Stock Exchange.
The global financial crisis has put a brake on the integration of central and eastern European economies into the European Union, but growth drivers remain intact and innovation is needed to re-start the process, according to a report from Eerste Group....
Baring Asset Management says that Russia's move to introduce direct settlement of trading in government debt via Euroclear Bank is another key step towards opening up the country's capital markets.
Andrey Kostin, chairman and president of VTB Bank OJSC and participant at this year's Davos meeting, has talked about Russia's investment climate, central bank monetary policy and VTB's plans to issue new shares this year.
Sea-sick sailors know that the best place to be in turbulent waters is high up in the middle of the vessel, with fresh air and a view to the horizon. Unfortunately, for stock markets in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), that was exactly where they were...
VTB Capital Investment Management, one of the largest asset managers in Russia, is the first Russian firm to go live with Charles River Investment Management Solution (IMS).
A poll among 5,500 people conducted by ING Investment Management across 11 European countries found that Greek retail investors have the best financial literacy rates.
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.
Michael Knoll, head of Credit Suisse’s onshore private banking business in Russia, says that this is an easier area in which to maintain market presence than general retail banking.