By Andrei Skvarsky.
Russia’s Renaissance Capital has given the role of a fixed income strategist and credit analyst to Elena Kolchina, re-hiring her after an 18-month stint at Signet Capital Management, a London-headquartered fixed income company.
The geography of Kolchina’s new job will comprise Russia, the Commonwealth of Independent States, Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East, according to a statement from the Moscow-based investment bank, which focuses on emerging and frontier markets. Kolchina will remain based in London.
At Signet, Kolchina was a portfolio manager responsible for the Signet Verno Russia Debt Fund and was involved in building other bond products.
Kochina has more than 15 years of experience in fixed income. She established herself in the sector during her period of work at Renaissance Asset Managers (RAM), a Renaissance Group unit, between 2004 and 2013.
In November 2012, Renaissance Capital formally separated from RAM and Renaissance Group and became part of Russian billionaire and politician Mikhail Prokhorov’s ONEXIM Group.
From 1995 to 2004, Kolchina was the Moscow-based head of Russian fixed income research at Dutch bank ING.
She will report to Igor Kotlyarchuk, RenCap’s head of fixed income, currencies and commodities, who has credited her with “ability to consistently generate returns ahead of her peers”, and to Marina Ryabokon, head of international sales.