VTB Capital speakers at 14th CIS Metals Summit

16 February 2009

VTB Capital acted as the key participant of the 14th Annual Conference of Adam Smith Institute “CIS Metallurgical Summit – Search for the best stable company development strategies in current unstable times” that was held in the Marriott Grand Hotel in Moscow on 9-11 of February. The conference was dedicated to current issues and perspectives of development of metallurgical and mining industries in Russia and CIS and featured deep analytical focus, strategic forecasts and very interesting examples of the practical activities of leading companies.

VTB Capital was represented by Global Commodities team. As part of the “CIS metallurgical industry: dynamics, main trends and forecasts” session, Global Head of Commodities, Sergei Timokhovitch, delivered a speech on “Anti-crisis risk management (investment banker’s view)” which included the rationalisation for development of adequate control and risk-management systems to rebuild the balance of connections, broken by the crisis, as well as information about the development of the commodities business within VTB Capital.

Victor Zazovsky and Andrei Boyev, Directors of Global Commodities team, as part of the “Expert group of investors” session, delivered a detailed presentation on “Modern investment banking solutions in the metallurgical sector” which included examples of modern price risk management strategies for metal producers. The presentation attracted high interest from the professional participants and initiated a lively discussion.

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