VTB Capital “RUSSIA CALLING!” Investment Forum opens today in Moscow
VTB Capital "RUSSIA CALLING!" Investment Forum opened today in Moscow with speeches by Andrey Kostin, VTB Bank President and Chairman of the Management Board and Yuri Soloviev, First Deputy President and Chairman of the Management Board of VTB Bank.
The panel session "Upstreaming regional growth – leveraging stories of success" was held on the first day of the Forum. It was attended by leading business experts including Maxim Sokolov, the Russian Minister of Transport; Anatoly Artamonov, Governor of the Kaluga Region; Svetlana Orlova, Governor of the Vladimir region; Vladimir Lisin, Chairman of the Board of Directors at NLMK; Oleg Budargin, CEO at Federal Grid Company; Igor Nemchenko, CEO at Ferrero Russia; Antonio Linares, Director General at Roca Group in Russia and the CIS; and Maurizio Patarnello, CEO at Nestle Russia and Eurasia. Mikhail Oseevskiy, Deputy President and Chairman of the Management Board of VTB Bank, moderated the session.
During the session, participants discussed Russia’s economic development, transport infrastructure, investment potential, successful regional business projects, as well as other relevant issues.
The Forum hosted numerous one-on-one meetings between representatives from Russian companies and international investors.
Alexei Yakovitsky, Global CEO at VTB Capital, said: "The results of the first day of the Forum show how relevant these topics are and that there continues to be great interest in Russian investment opportunities, as well as in the Russian economy as a whole, from the international investment community. I am confident that the productive conversations which took place today within the framework of the opening session were useful for all of those who participated in the Forum."
VTB Capital, the Investment Business of VTB Group, is one of the three strategic business arms of VTB Group, along with the corporate and retail businesses. Since its foundation in 2008, VTB Capital has taken part in more than 490 ECM and DCM deals, which were instrumental in attracting more than USD 200bn worth of investments to Russia and CIS.
VTB Capital offers a full range of investment banking products and services to Russian and international clients, focusing on arranging operations in the debt, equity, global commodities markets, developing investment and asset management, advising clients on M&A and ECM deals in Russia and abroad. VTB Capital operates in London, Singapore, Dubai, Hong Kong, Sofia, New York, Paris and Vienna, with headquarters in Moscow.
VTB Capital holds top positions in debt and equity capital markets, as well as M&A, in Russia, CIS and CEE according to the 2011-2013 league tables by Dealogic, Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters.
VTB Capital’s research team was ranked #1 in the Institutional Investor All-Russia Investor Survey in 2014 and Thomson Reuters’ Extel Survey in 2011 and 2012. VTB Capital has been named Best Equities Sales and Trading firm in Russia by the annual Thomson Reuters Extel Survey and Institutional Investor All-Russia Survey since 2011.
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