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VTB Capital holds investor meeting as part of the World Economic Forum in Davos

24 January 2013


The Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, Dmitry Medvedev, has taken part in an investor breakfast organised by VTB Capital within the framework of the World Economic Forum in Davos. The discussion focused on the global economic slowdown, particularly in the BRIC countries, and the future prospects and development of investment opportunities.

The event was also attended by Arkady Dvorkovich, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation; Alexey Ulyukaev, First Deputy Chairman of the Bank of Russia; Andrey Kostin, VTB Bank President and Chairman of the Management Board; Alexei Kudrin, Dean of the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences at St. Petersburg State University and former Finance Minister of the Russian Federation (2000–2011); David Bonderman, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of TPG Capital; Ivan Glasenberg, CEO of Glencore International, and Frans van Houten, CEO and Chairman of Royal Philips Electronics.

The breakfast participants discussed foreign investment opportunities in BRIC nations and exchanged views on the economic and structural trends in the region, as well as Russia‘s growing role in the international economic community.

Alexei Yakovitsky, Global CEO at VTB Capital, said: "The investment community’s interest in BRIC countries continues to grow. Today’s investor breakfast, organised by VTB Capital as part of the World Economic Forum in Davos, has brought together top level experts and politicians to discuss a wide range of issues related to the future economic development of BRIC nations. This discussion has generated answers to many relevant questions and I am confident that the format of this meeting is very useful for promoting a better understanding of global economic trends.”

It is the second year that VTB Capital has organised a meeting with key international investors within the World Economic Forum in Davos. The event is traditionally attended by representatives of the Russian Government and heads of the international corporations and major global investment funds that have a significant influence over global economic trends and investors’ decisions.

Since its founding in 2008, VTB Capital has been showcasing Russia’s investment opportunities to the global economic community. In these five years VTB Capital has become a leader in the Russian investment banking sector, topping international rankings including Dealogic, Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters. VTB Capital‘s Investment Forum "RUSSIA CALLING!" is a landmark event in the investment calendar, bringing Russian business together with international investors at events in Moscow, London and New York.

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