VTB Capital wins three Elite of Securities Market Awards, including Best Investment Bank

20 June 2012

VTB Capital won three Elite of Securities Market Awards in the following three categories: Best Investment Bank, Best Analyst and Stock Market Company. The Awards ceremony is held the Russian National Association of Securities Market Participants, which annually presents the awards to the best representatives of the investment community.

The ceremony took place on June 18th in Moscow. The awards were accepted on behalf of VTB Capital by Andrei Girichev, Member of the Board, Global Head of Equities at VTB Capital, and Dmitry Dmitriev, Global Co-Head of Research at VTB Capital.

This marks the third consecutive year that VTB Capital has won Elite of Securities Market Awards, confirming the bank’s effective company development strategy and sustainable business growth.

Alexei Yakovitsky, Global CEO at VTB Capital, said: "We are grateful to the Russian National Association of Securities Market Participants, organizers of the event and representatives of the investment community for awarding us such a high rating. For the third consecutive year, VTB Capital is recognized as the best in the market. As we continue to actively develop our business I am sure that VTB Capital’s future will be filled with more shining victories."

Andrei Girichev, commenting on the results of the award, said: "VTB Capital is a recognized leader in global capital markets, and we are very pleased to receive awards from the Russian professional community. This is not just a confirmation of the high professionalism of VTB Capital, but also a great incentive to push ourselves further. Being ranked Best Investment Bank is due to a combination of several factors, but I believe that our greatest success is primarily due to the fact that VTB Capital has the best professionals in the areas of equities trading, fixed income and investment management, as well as providing the best analytics in Russia. I would like to stress the success of our research team, a recognized leader in the Russian market. This year, analysts at VTB Capital once again were ranked as the best according to the Institutional Investor All-Russia and Thomson Reuters Extel Survey, taking first place in all categories in the individual rankings.”

On June 1st 2012, VTB Capital was also named as the number one brokerage firm in Russia, number one in equity sales and number one in trading and execution, according Thomson Reuters Extel Survey 2012. In addition, in February, VTB Capital won seven EMEA Finance Achievement Awards, including Best Investment Bank in EMEA region, as well as best Investment bank of Central and Eastern Europe on ECM and DCM according to BNE, and the best investment bank in Russia, according to the Global Finance. VTB Capital’s Sales team was ranked number one in Russia, according to the Institutional Investor All-Russia Sales Team survey, and Trading team is number one in the II All-Russia Trading Team survey. On 30th May, VTB Capital won the Financial Olympus 2012 award in the category of ‘Best company to promote Russian business in international markets’.

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