Category Archives: Hires & Fires

UralSib hires former Barclays analyst

By Andrei Skvarsky. Russian bank UralSib has hired Anton Tabakh, a former researcher at Barclays and Troika Dialog, as senior fixed income analyst. Tabakh spent several months as a freelance analyst after a brief stint with Barclays. He was senior fixed income analyst both at Barclays and at Troika, covering Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan in… Continue Reading

EXCLUSIVE: HSBC hires Zhukov from Nomura as head of research

By Andrei Skvarsky. HSBC has hired Vladimir Zhukov from Nomura as head of research in ramping up its investment banking arm in Moscow after deciding to sell its retail operations in Russia. Zhukov confirmed to that he had started work as head of Russian equity research and metals and mining analyst at the British bank,… Continue Reading

Renaissance hires Cherny from Interros, Goldman's Barinstein

By Andrei Skvarsky. Russian brokerage Renaissance Capital has hired two senior bankers to cover operations in Russia, the CIS and Central and Eastern Europe. Anton Cherny has joined as the London-based head of business development. He worked for Renaissance as head of capital markets from 2005 to 2008, having previously held a senior corporate finance… Continue Reading

Third Rome's Kogan joins Moscow Partners broker

By Andrei Skvarsky. Former Third Rome senior partner Yevgeny Kogan has become managing director and a partner at Moscow Partners, an investment firm that plans a major advance into financial markets after years of relatively low activity. Kogan left Third Rome on June 30 over strategic differences with the top management of the Moscow-based wealth… Continue Reading

EXCLUSIVE: Otkritie hires ex-Central Bank economist

By Andrei Skvarsky. Russian brokerage Otkritie has hired Polina Badasen, a former economist at the Russian Central Bank, as an economist for Russia and the CIS. Badasen’s duties at the Central Bank included recommendations for exchange rate and interest rate policies and liquidity forecasts for the banking sector. In her Otkritie job, Badasen backs up… Continue Reading

Nick Jordan makes a comeback as head of UBS

By Ivan Anderzhanov Nick Jordan, the former head of Lehman Brothers in Moscow, has made a surprising comeback as the head of Russia and CIS for Swiss bank UBS. Jordan, who was allegedly brought to Lehman from Deutsche Bank for $10m over years, had been in limbo for the past year after losing out in… Continue Reading

Rencap’s Aganbegyan quits Rencap to join Micex

By Ivan Anderzhanov Ruben Aganbegyan, the former president of Renaissance Capital, is leaving the investment bank to takeover as president at Micex, the largest Russian stock exchange. Aganbegyan, who was demoted in February this year following a shake-up by Rencap  founder Stephen Jennings, will take up his new role  on June 21. He replaces Konstantin… Continue Reading

EXCLUSIVE: Sberbank hires Romaev as head of new debt unit

By Andrei Skvarsky Russia’s largest lender Sberbank has hired Dmitry Romaev as head of its new debt capital markets unit for Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa (CEEMEA) from Otkritie. Romaev, who was previously chief financial officer at Otkritie, said the unit had already hired three other bankers to work on large… Continue Reading

Exclusive: Deutsche Bank back in the hiring game in Russia ?

By Andrei Skvarsky Deutsche Bank has recently hired Igor Sorokin from Troika Dialog, appointing him as vice president in charge of structuring. The German bank seems to be back in the market for new hires following yesterday’s announcement of two analyst hires, George Buzhenitsa and Natalia Smirnova, from UniCredit Securities. Other rivals have so far… Continue Reading

Exclusive: VTB hires Jaeckel as deputy head of quant research

By Andrei Skvarsky Russia’s VTB Capital bank has recently hired Peter Jaeckel as deputy head of quantitative research at its London office. Jaeckel combines the job with the position as managing director of OTC Analytics, a British-based financial derivatives analysis company he has founded after a four-year stint as a senior analyst with ABN AMRO.… Continue Reading

BofA Merrill Lynch boost EMEA research with three hires

By Marcus Williams BofA Merrill Lynch  has beefed up its EMEA research platform with three hires as part of a new EMEA economics and fixed income strategy group. Arko Sen joins the group with seven years of experience in emerging EMEA fixed income strategy, most recently at Barclays Capital, along with Jean-Michel  Saliba who has… Continue Reading

Fleming hires Troika Dialog duo in expansion

By Andrei Skvarsky London-based asset management company Fleming Family & Partners (FF&P) has hired two former managers for Troika Dialog and one from Trust Bank in an expansion of its Russian business. Alexander Yakubov, previously chief equity market analyst at Russian investment bank Trust, was appointed a managing director and strategist at the Moscow-based subsidiary,… Continue Reading

BoFA Merill Lynch hires Nomura's Meissner as EMEA head

Bank of America Merrill Lynch has lured investment banking rainmaker Christian Meissner from Nomura. Meissner will report to Michael Rubinoff and Purna Saggurti, co-heads of global investment banking, and drive the growth of the investment banking  franchise across EMEA, according to a statement today. He will sit on the global corporate & investment banking operating… Continue Reading

EXCLUSIVE: Two senior bankers leave JP Morgan to join state-backed advisory boutique

By Ivan Anderzhanov Two senior bankers quit Wall Street bank JP Morgan in Moscow last week and are believed to be joining  an  invesment boutique focused on advising  the state in the acquisition of domestic  and foreign energy assets. understands that Stanislav Song, one of the most reputable M&A bankers in Russia, and Hamid… Continue Reading

Troika hires fund management head from Renaissance

By Ivan Anderzhanov Troika Dialog has hired Anton Rakhmanov to run its asset management business less than three months after its founder Pavel Teplukhin quit the Moscow group. Rakhmanov, who will oversee the Troika Dialog Asset Management., joins in May. He has 15 years experience and has been hired from rival Renaissance Investment Management, where… Continue Reading

Ex-Renaissance and Alfa managers to set up $1bn fund

By Andrei Skvarsky Former managers at Renaissance Group and Alfa Group plan to set up a new $1bn private equity fund to invest in Russian companies. The new fund to be run by Elbrus Capital will incorporate funds acquired from Renaissance Partners, the Renaissance Group subsidiary, according to a report in RBC Daily. Elbrus plans… Continue Reading

VTB Capital names Alexey Zabotkin as investment strategy head

Russian investment bank VTB Capital has named Alexey Zabotkin as its new head of investment strategy. He joins the bank from VTB Asset Management, where he had been chief investment officer and deputy chief executive since September 2009. In 2008-09, he was chief investment officer with United Capital Partners, a Moscow-based investment boutique. For the… Continue Reading

Moscow recruiter Antal hires former Rencap recruitment head

By Andrei Skvarsky Russian recruitment firm Antal has hired Karl Franzmann, a former director of recruitment at Renaissance Capital, the Moscow-based emerging markets bank. Franzmann, whose tenure at Renaissance Capital coincided with the bank’s initial rapid expansion into sub-Saharan Africa and other developing markets, has over ten years of experience in executive recruitment and executive… Continue Reading

Otkritie boosts Investment Banking team

By Marcus Williams Fast-growing Russian brokerage Otkritie has lured Temo Jorbenadze from VTB Capital as head of Investment Banking’s Financing Services Group. Otkritie, which has doubled in size in the last year, also hired Dmitry Perman as a director from the Moscow-based boutique advisory firm Advance Capital. Jorbenadze was a director for investment banking at… Continue Reading

£21bn USS pension fund hires emerging markets team

By Marcus Williams in London The £21bn USS pension scheme in the UK has hired an emerging markets team charged with leading a push into the asset class. The fund, which is the second largest private sector pension fund in the UK, has hired Carmel Peters, Danila Gallarato and Chris Shale to boost its emerging… Continue Reading

Rencap poaches Szalai as head of FIG from Troika Dialog

By Marcus Williams in London Renaissance Capital has poached Zoltai Szalai as managing director and head of the Financial Institutions Group (FIG) from Russian rival Troika Dialog. Szalai will lead equity and debt capital markets as well as mergers and acquisitions advisory for companies in the financial sector across Russia, Eastern Europe, Central Asia and… Continue Reading