VTB Capital successfully held the Investment Conference to coincide with the official launch of its U.S. office in New York

20 April 2012

VTB Capital successfully held the Investment Conference to coincide with the official launch of its U.S. office in New York

On April 18-19 VTB Capital successfully held the Investment Conference in New York to coincide with the official launch of its business activities in the U.S. Leading international and Russian experts attended the event.

April 18, the first day of the Conference, featured a plenary session on the future of Russia’s economic modernization with Andrey Kostin, Member of the Supervisory Council, JSC VTB Bank President and Chairman of the Management Board, Alexey Ulyukaev, First Deputy Chairman of the Bank of Russia, Sergey Storchak, Deputy Finance Minister of the Russian Federation and Alexey Kudrin, Dean of the Department of Liberal Arts and Sciences, St. Petersburg State University.

The second day of the conference featured the Institutional Investor magazine roundtable that focused on issues related to Russia’s investment climate. Participants included VTB Capital representatives, international investors and the heads of some of Russia’s largest corporations. The discussion touched on a range of relevant topics including ways to invest in Russia, the attractiveness of Russian companies to international investors and the attraction of equity and debt capital.

The final panel of the day featured presentations from VTB Capital’s award-winning research team and focused on investment opportunities in Russia’s commodities sector. Participating analysts included: Alexey Moiseev, Head of Macroeconomy Analysis at VTB Capital, Wiktor Bielski, Global Head of Commodities Research at VTB Capital and Dmitry Loukashov, Head of Oil & Gas at VTB Capital.

As a part of the evening reception dedicated to the launch of VTB Capital’s business in the U.S., a performance took place featuring soloists of the world-renowned Bolshoi Theatre Young Artists Opera Program.

Alexei Yakovitsky, Global CEO at VTB Capital, said: “We are sure that the opening of the VTB Capital office in New York will enable us to strengthen our positions in the strategic U.S. market. The U.S. and Russia have developed stable economic relations and VTB Capital is ideally positioned to drive continue the development of these relations by offering high-quality investment banking services to both Russian and U.S. clients”.

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