Category Archives: Hires & Fires

Asia Frontier Capital hires analyst for Southeast Asia, Mongolia

By Andrei Skvarsky. Asia Frontier Capital (AFC), a Hong Kong-based fund management company that specialises in investing in Asian frontier markets, has hired Scott Osheroff from Pathfinder Capital Management as a research analyst for Southeast Asia and Mongolia. {{{?}}} Osheroff, who joined AFC on May 1, will be based in Phnom Penh for nine months… Continue Reading

EBRD appoints Managing Director for Eastern Europe and the Caucasus

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has appointed, Francis Malige to the new position of Managing Director for Eastern Europe and the Caucasus. {{{?}}} Mr Malige assumed his role 1 May. He is responsible for leading the Bank’s operations in Belarus, Moldova, Ukraine, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia. Initially based in London, he will be relocating to Kiev later in the… Continue Reading

Sberbank hires bankers from Deutsche, J.P. Morgan for M&A unit

By Andrei Skvarsky. Sberbank has hired Igor Ushakov from Deutsche Bank and Vadim Marchuk from J.P. Morgan as mergers and acquisitions (M&A) directors at Sberbank CIB, the investment arm of Russia’s biggest lender. {{{?}}} Ushakov worked in the European industrials and M&A groups at Merrill Lynch prior to his six-year London-based job as a director… Continue Reading

RenCap makes top appointments for Turkey team

By Andrei Skvarsky. Renaissance Capital has hired Mike Harris from Bank of America Merrill Lynch as chief strategist for the Russian investment bank’s business in Turkey and made four other senior appointments for its Turkish team. {{{?}}} Harris will be based between London and Istanbul and report to David Nangle, Head of equity research at… Continue Reading

RenCap makes two senior hires for global fixed income team

By Andrei Skvarsky. Russia’s Renaissance Capital has re-hired one of its former senior managers, Rupert Preece, putting him in charge of Sub-Saharan fixed income trading, and hired Marina Ryabokon from Australian mortgage broker Liquidity Finance as director in its international fixed income sales service. {{{?}}} Both Preece and Ryabokon will be based in London, RenCap… Continue Reading

RenCap names chiefs for South Africa

By Andrei Skvarsky. Renaissance Capital, one of Russia’s top-tier investment banks, has announced a minor reshuffle in its African business, promoting Robert Lamprecht, who joined the firm last month, to chief executive for South Africa and appointing Clifford Sacks as chairman of the South African unit. {{{?}}} Lamprecht was hired by RenCap in January as… Continue Reading

RenCap hires banker from Goldman Sachs to run London trading

By Andrei Skvarsky. Renaissance Capital, a Russian emerging- and frontier-markets investment bank, has hired David George from Goldman Sachs as head of trading in London. {{{?}}} George will be based in London in his new job, which he takes in March, and report to RenCap’s global head of equities, Ben Samuels. His duties will include… Continue Reading

Sberbank hires banker from UBS to run HNWI group

By Andrei Skvarsky. Sberbank, Russia’s biggest lender, has hired Alla Aleynikova from Swiss bank UBS to head the group servicing high-net-worth individuals. {{{?}}} Aleynikova is based in Moscow in her new job with Sberbank Private Banking, having relocated from New York, where she worked at UBS’s international division. Previously she spent 11 years at Citigroup… Continue Reading

Ex-Citi banker gets senior job at Sberbank’s CEE unit

By Andrei Skvarsky. Sberbank, Russia’s biggest lender, has hired Tamas Haiman from Citibank as head of global markets at Sberbank Europe AG, its Central and Eastern European operation. {{{?}}} Haiman, who joins Sberbank on February 3, will be based in Vienna and report to Igor Strehl at Sberbank Europe and Alexey Zaytsev at the global… Continue Reading

Sberbank raises adviser to vice-presidential seat

By Andrei Skvarsky. Sberbank, Russia’s biggest lender, has promoted one of its senior advisers, Teimur Shternlib, to the position of vice-president. {{{?}}} Shternlib has been an adviser to chief operating officer Lev Khasis at Sberbank, which he joined last year after roles as chief investment officer at Russia’s Х5 Retail Group and IT director at… Continue Reading

Sberbank hires Swiss bankers as commodities unit traders

By Andrei Skvarsky. Sberbank CIB, the investment unit of Russia’s biggest lender Sberbank, has hired two Swiss bankers as senior traders for the commodities unit of its global markets department. {{{?}}} Sergio Soler, who comes from Swiss bank Julius Bär, has been appointed as senior precious metals trader, and Franck-Eric Fischer joins from Geneva-based consultancy… Continue Reading

UBS hires ex-Morgan Stanley bankers as Russia chiefs

By Andrei Skvarsky. UBS has hired two senior former Morgan Stanley bankers to run its Russian operation. {{{?}}} Rair Simonyan is joining the Swiss bank as chairman and Elena Titova as chief executive of its Russian subsidiary, UBS said in a statement. Both are coming over from Russian Regional Development Bank, which is owned by… Continue Reading

Eurex chief to join Swiss bank Lombard Odier as managing partner

By Andrei Skvarsky. Eurex, a derivatives exchange owned by Deutsche Boerse, is going to part company with its chairman Hugo Banziger, who has been appointed as a managing partner of Lombard Odier, one of Europe’s largest private banking firms. {{{?}}} The Swiss economist’s appointment as the ninth managing partner of the oldest private bank in… Continue Reading

Russia’s Renaissance hires ex-BofA banker to run Africa sales

By Andrei Skvarsky. Renaissance Capital, one of Russia’s leading privately owned investment banks, has confirmed it has hired Robert Lamprecht, a former senior manager at Bank of America, as head of African sales. {{{?}}} Lamprecht will be based in Johannesburg, where one of RenCap’s three African offices are located. He will report to Florian Hellmich,… Continue Reading

US Revere Capital Advisors sets up merchant banking group, makes hires

By Andrei Skvarsky. Revere Capital Advisors, a New York- and London-based financial services boutique, has set up a merchant banking group, Revere Merchant Capital (RMC), and made three senior hires for the new firm. {{{?}}} “RMC will lead and co-invest in equity and debt financings in connection with change of control, acquisition and expansion capital… Continue Reading

Sberbank hires ex-RBS banker as head of FX

By Andrei Skvarsky. Sberbank has hired Frederic Blondel, a former Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and ABN AMRO banker, as head of foreign exchange and flow derivatives corporate sales at Sberbank CIB, the investment arm of Russia’s biggest lender. {{{?}}} Blondel, who will be based in Moscow and has more than 20 years’ experience in… Continue Reading

RenCap hires banker from Merrill for Turkey sales

Russia’s Renaissance Capital has hired Ozlem Turgay from Merrill Lynch as an equity salesperson for its Istanbul office. {{{?}}} Turgay will report to Benjamin Samuels, global head of equities at RenCap, and to Burak Akbulut, head of execution for Turkey, the Moscow-based investment bank said in a statement. Turgay has held Istanbul- and New York-based… Continue Reading

EXCLUSIVE: Russia’s BCS hires ex-ING analyst to oversee consumer sector research

By Andrei Skvarsky. Russian brokerage BCS has hired Anna Kochkina, a former senior equity researcher at ING Bank, as senior equity analyst for the consumer sector, Luis Saenz, head of equity and derivatives sales trading at BCS, told {{{?}}} Kochkina, who received high accolades in the Extel survey for consumer sectors in Europe, the… Continue Reading

RenCap appoints global co-heads of investment banking

By Andrei Skvarsky. Russia’s Renaissance Capital has announced two senior promotions, appointing two bankers as global co-heads of investment banking. One of the appointees is Alexander Merzlenko, who has been president of Renaissance Capital Russia since December 2012 and will combine this position with his new job. The other is Ron Golan, who joined RenCap… Continue Reading

RenCap chief resigns, ex-Merrill banker comes in to run global equities

By Andrei Skvarsky. Russia’s Renaissance Capital has parted company with its chairman and co-chief executive John Hyman, who has overseen the Moscow-based investment bank’s transition from being a money-losing to a profitable business. {{{?}}} Simultaneously, RenCap, which is part of billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov’s Onexim Group, hired ex-Merrill Lynch banker Benjamin Samuels as head of global… Continue Reading

Sberbank gives ex-Renaissance Group banker senior job at HNWI unit

Sberbank has hired Rudolf Scherrer from Russia’s Renaissance Group as deputy head of private banking. Scherrer who took up his job in the high-net-worth individuals division of Russia’s largest lender on September 27, Sberbank said in a statement. Previously he spent 12 years in a series of Switzerland- and Russia-based positions at Credit Suisse before… Continue Reading

Sberbank’s investment arm hires bankers from UBS, Merrill

Sberbank CIB, the investment arm of Russia’s biggest lender Sberbank, has made two appointments in its global markets department, hiring Nicholas (Nick) Harwood from UBS as head of equity and Sascha Prinz from Bank of America Merrill Lynch as head of rates in the fixed income, currencies and commodities unit. Harwood held London- and Johannesburg-based… Continue Reading

EBRD appoints new Head of Yerevan office

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has appointed Mark Davis as the new head of the Yerevan Resident Office. Davis is replacing Valeriu Razlog, who has been appointed as Senior Banker in the Natural Resources team at the EBRD’s headquarters in London. Prior to taking up the position at the EBRD, Davis was… Continue Reading