The topic of discussion at this year’s meeting was "Capital outflows fr om Russia and Emerging Markets amidst changes in U.S. monetary policy: short-term challenges vs. long-term opportunities."The event was 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; Andre Santos Esteves, Chairman of the Board, CEO of BTG Pactual; Gao Xiqing, Vice Chairman & President of the China Investment Corporation.
The attendees discussed the prospects and influence of U.S. monetary policy on developing economies. Participants shared their views on the volatility of international capital flows and addressed the expectations of global investors on minimising the impact of the Fed‘s quantitative easing programme.
Arkady Dvorkovich, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, said: “The Forum in Davos is one of the key international platforms for discussing the most pressing economic issues that are of paramount importance both globally and for Russia in particular. I am pleased to participate in VTB Capital’s meeting today with investors, wh ere the world's leading experts have discussed a wide range of issues and determine the right course of action for further work in Davos."
Andre Esteves, Chairman of the Board, CEO of BTG Pactual, noted: “The dialogue with international investors that has taken place here is important in the context of the world economy. Today, the participants have discussed issues that are increasingly relevant for the economic growth of developing countries in particular. Like VTB Capital’s Russia Calling Investment Forum, I am confident that this meeting format will become a valuable tradition, enabling us to address questions that are highly important to the global investment community.”
Alexei Yakovitsky, Global CEO at VTB Capital, said: "The participation and interest of world-class experts and politicians in today's VTB Capital event underlines the importance of maintaining this high-level dialogue. The event gave both Russian and international investors a valuable insight into the outlook for the Russian and global economy and we look forward to hosting similiar events in future.“
VTB Capital has organised an annual meeting with key international investors at the World Economic Forum in Davos since 2012. The event is attended by representatives of the Russian Government and senior figures from international corporations and investment funds with significant influence over global economic trends and investments.
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