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Russians in the City Club in London is A Russian-speaking professional community that unites more than 2000 members who are working in the financial and legal services industries. Now the Club has opened its branch in Moscow.
Sberbank CIB bankers will take part in the annual St Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) this month as part of a delegation from its parent firm Sberbank, Russia’s biggest lender.
“Sustaining Confidence in a World Undergoing Transformation” is the theme of the XVIII SPIEF, to be held in St Petersburg on May 22-24 and bring together political, business and finance leaders from Russia and around the world.
SPIEF forums have been held in Russia’s second city since 1997 and have been attended by Russian Presidents Vladimir Putin and Dmitry Medvedev since 2005.
Sberbank CIB chief economist Evgeny Gavrilenkov will join a panel discussion on May 22 entitled “Models for Revamping Russian Industrial Competitiveness”, the investment firm said in a statement.
Sberbank CIB’s delegation will also include the investment bank’s acting head Alexander Bazarov, who is senior vice-president of parent company Sberbank, head of global markets Maxim Safonov, investment banking co-heads Mickael Gibault and Pavel Sokolov, head of Sberbank merchant banking Oscar Ratsin, and acting head of client management Kirill Polishkin.
“The St Petersburg International Economic Forum is one of the country’s main discussion platforms at which important economic issues are deliberated and Russia’s paths of development are determined,” said Sberbank CIB acting head Bazarov.
“We see the St Petersburg forum as an excellent opportunity to engage with business partners, which results in us signing agreements and concluding deals with them,” he said.
Sberbank is the organizer of The Russia Forum, a high-profile international investment conference in Moscow, but has put off this year’s event, which was initially scheduled for April, until autumn because of the Ukraine crisis.
For more information about the SPIEF please go to www.forumspb.com.
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RUSSIAN SECURITIES FORUM 2014
Infrastructural & Strategic Challenges In The Russian Post-Trade Market
3 – 4 June, 2014,
Hotel Baltshug Kempinski, Moscow, Russian Federation
RSF is the definitive post-trade and operational infrastructure event with an unrivalled programme featuring leading brokers, custodians, CSDs, regulators and innovative service providers.
«Российские Ценные Бумаги»
Потенциал и перспективы развития инфраструктуры для обслуживания ценных бумаг
3-4 июня 2014 года,
Балчуг Кемпински, Москва, Россия
Форум «Российские Ценные Бумаги» эффективная расчетная инфраструктура для ведущих инвесторов, брокеров, кастодианов, регуляторов и сервис-провайдеров.
The anti-corruption enforcement environment in Russia is rapidly evolving. Attend the region’s premier anti-corruption compliance event and equip your company and client with the tools to stay one step ahead of the enforcement curve.
One of the most complex political and business environments in which to function, over the past year several companies are facing highly-publicized anti-corruption investigations and increased oversight by Russian enforcement authorities.
Widely known in the region as the must-attend anti-corruption compliance conference of the year, attendees of the 6th Russia and CIS Summit on ANTI-CORRUPTION will be provided with enforcement updates as well as the most up-to-date information on how local and U.S. enforcement priorities will impact global business operations on the ground in Russia. Gain best practices for achieving optimal compliance in your local Russian operations as you meet, network and benchmark with your peers at ACI’s 6th Russia and CIS Summit on Anti-Corruption.
Once again, this exclusive Summit will bring together an international faculty of senior corporate ethics and compliance executives, attorneys, and government officials who will help you:
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Moscow Exchange is to host a forum in London on July 3 to discuss the potential of Russian financial markets, the bourse’s products and information technology plans, and make a presentation of Russia’s National Settlement Depositary.
Moscow Exchange’s chief executive Alexander Afanasiev, deputy chief executive Andrey Shemetov and head of IT Sergei Poliakoff are among the confirmed speakers at what will be the London session of the fourth annual Moscow Exchange Forum, the exchange said in a statement.
Eddie Astanin, chief executive of the National Settlement Depositary, Tim Talkington, a senior manager at Goldman Sachs, and Vitaliy Sergeichuk of Russia’s Federal Agency for State Property Administration will be other speakers.
More than 200 people are expected to attend the event, to be held at Andaz Hotel on Liverpool Street.
The forum’s Moscow session in April brought together over 1,000 delegates from among Russia’s leading financial market participants, investors, issuers, regulators and other government officials.
Renaissance Capital on June 24 opened its two-day 17th Annual Investor Conference in Moscow, an event expected to bring together more than 700 guests, including major global investors, senior managers from some of Russia’s largest companies and key political figures.
Exclusive one-to-one meetings, of which more than 1,500 are expected to take place, will make up most of the forum, the Moscow-headquartered investment bank said in a statement.
“There can be no doubt Russia remains one of the most promising points on the global investment map,” said RenCap co-chief executive Igor Vayn.
“Despite today’s economic challenges, exceptionally low sovereign debt, ample well-qualified manpower, quite a few industries at their inception stage, and extremely low market valuations of many corporates make Russia highly appealing for investment, both medium and long-term,” he said.
“Structural problems in the world’s developed economies piled up for years; so far a solution has not been found and it is not at all evident it will ever be,” said RenCap chairman and co-chief executive John Hyman.
“That means right now we can’t be talking about these markets returning to sustainable development. However, the financial and economic situation in the emerging markets remains stable and relatively predictable. We believe, as early as in the current decade, these countries are likely to become major growth locomotives for the global economy, leaders of the new economic reality,” he said.
5th Worild Islamic Retail Banking Conference, (26 – 27 November, Shangri-La Hotel in Dubai – UAE), will gather global industry leaders to brainstorm, understand and analyze the importance of Islamic finance in regards with retail banking.
Global Islamic banking assets with commercial banks to reach $1.8 trillion in 2013 (2011: $1.3 trillion), representing average annual growth of 17%. Islamic banking growth outlook continues to be positive, growing 50% faster than overall banking sector in several core markets.
As the world comes to grips with slower economic growth and uncertain markets, investors must seek new prospects to maximize returns. The Shariah compliant space has emerged as one of the most exciting and promising markets for new growth opportunities
As quoted by Islamic Finance News, Islamic retail system is to build a “fully integrated socially responsible ﬁnancial system” which over the past ﬁve years, as the conventional system has been rocked by ﬁnancial and economic crises, has beneﬁted from a growing social proﬁle as a safer and more ethical method of banking. President Obama famously commented on the 2008 ﬁnancial crisis that: “The crisis was born of a failure of responsibility –from Wall Street all the way to Washington…”
This is where Islamic Retail Banking steps in, as “The key advantage of Islamic retail banking is the maintenance of a strong sense of social responsibility. This perceived advantage has led to considerably increased interest in the sector from the international ﬁnancial community, looking for a safe haven.”
According to – Moinuddin Malim, Chief Executive Officer – Mashreq Al Islami “During next 5 years, Islamic banking & finance will witness tremendous growth opportunities in new territories; however, only those will be able to successfully penetrate the new markets who have completed their product offerings that are at par with the conventional banking in terms of servicing, delivery channels and efficiency. Islamic retail banking and financing will be able to create a bigger impact by meeting the customer needs and providing solutions which are Shari’ah compliant.”
Islamic retail banking is at the frontline of the industry’s growth and acts as the pivotal point for development in changing the future of banking operations as a whole. As media focuses on the investment and commercial side of the industry and ignores the innovations occurring on the retail side. 5th Worild Islamic Retail Banking Conference, thus brings forth the opportunity to grasp and brainstorm market trends and insights, in-depth dialogues from global and local practitioners and phenomenal networking opportunities with key policy makers,islamic scholars, global Islamic retail bankers and business decision makers.
WIRBC brings Global C level Islamic Retail Bankers together every year, platforming a powerful networking opportunity for conventional bankers, Islamic retail bankers, takaful companies, leading law firms and shariah experts to ensure that the strengths and weaknesses of the Islamic retail banking are probed every year and best practices shared to boost the asset growth.
5th Worild Islamic Retail Banking Conference, (26 – 27 November, Shangri-La Hotel in Dubai – UAE), will gather global speakers and industry peers involving in knowledge-sharing sessions, intriguing panel discussions, relevant case-studies, interactive workshop along with networking sessions to discuss, understand and analyze the importance of Islamic finance in regards with retail banking.
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Dedicated three-day event puts spotlight on the future of Middle East retail banking, while examining its growth opportunities and current obstacles
Dubai, UAE, 15 April 2013: The 8th Annual Middle East Retail Banking Forum has officially commenced today, as more than 200 delegates gather to learn the latest technologies and issues surrounding the region’s retail banking sector. This year’s conference witnesses a unique exchange of ideas on synergisizing the retail element into retail banking. 36 Key sessions will engages participants to question the industry trend setters and help understand the next generation of retail banking products and services.
Over 53 speakers will involve in knowledge-sharing sessions, intriguing panel discussions, relevant case-studies and networking opportunities with industry peers platform to interact, learn and collect business intelligence and strategic insight.This forum is sponsored by 19 leading industry institutions Participants will witness launch of new banking products and update themselves with the latest banking support systems.
This forum was opened by the event chairman, Richard Fraser, General Manager of Retail Banking of FIS Global, followed by the keynote speech titled “Middle East Retail Banking Outlook – The Big Picture”, delivered by Sanjay Malhotra, Head of Retail Banking: Middle East & North Africa at National Bank of Kuwait, where he emphasised on the region’s political and economic impact retail banking sector, highlighting the opportunities that the region offers to enhance the scope of Middle East retail banking .
Praveen Bandekar, Head of Retail Product Division at Union National Bank kicked off the first presentation where he focused on strategies to increase sales volumes by lowering profit margins, through implementation of correct pricing strategy creating an impact on boosting retail sales. Highlight of the first half of the forum was an exclusive panel discussion entitled as Guru Panel that featured eminent retail banking business heads across the region, exploring new avenues for retail business growth.
Moderated by Richard Fraser, General Manager –of Retail Banking of FIS Global this GURU Panel was joined by 7 panelists including D Anand, General Manager – Personal Banking from Qatar Islamic Bank, Ajay Makhija, Group Head – Global Consumer Bank of SAMBA Financial Group, Mohamed Zaqout, Executive Vice President and Head of Personal Banking of Al Hilal Bank, David Power, Head of Retail Banking Group of Commercial Bank International PSC, Dr. Imad I. Itani, Board Member & General Manager of Group Retail & Islamic Banking, Bank Audi SAL – Audi Saradar Group and George Beatty, General Manager – Consumer & Elite Banking of National Bank of Abu Dhabi.
Ajay Makhija, Group Head – Global Consumer Bank at SAMBA Financial Group elaborated the Saudi Arabian Retail Banking experience in his presentation. Capitalizing growth on core product lines through an effective bundling strategy was explained and addressed by D Anand, General Manager for Personal Banking at Qatar Islamic Bank.
Richard Fraser, General Manager of Retail Banking of FIS Global through case-studies and best practises , elaborate on the scope of next generation of retail banking. Effective means of standardization and maintaining consistency in customer experience across all delivery channels was brainstormed by Sundar Parthasarathy, Executive Vice President – Head of Consumer Assets – Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank .
A dedicated session entitled “Credit Engineering – Loan Decision Making, Sustainable Growth and Credit Risk Management”, was presented by Amitava Mandal, Practice Manager – BFSI at Wipro Limited. How DSA deal can be closed in one visit by innovative direct selling strategies was elaborated by Ghiath Halabi, Engagement Director – VeriPark. VeriPark – premium silver sponsor of this forum will launch their new solution VeriTouch DSA.
Daniel Melo, Senior Director of Pre Sales Consulting at FICO addressed th audience at a session where he spoke on on redeﬁning consumer finance offers and matching innovation to change.
Day one of the forum concluded by a panel discussion entitled “Leveraging in the Online Shopping Business to Boost Consumer Financial Services”, which will be followed by a networking reception attended by speakers, exhibitors, delegates and VIPs.
Current online sales represent 5 percent of their total, in two years they estimate this will double to 10 percent. With this estimated change in future business patterns this panel discussion brainstormed on strategies to change the traditional way to identify future opportunities with the advancement of technology, marketing creativity and understanding the scope of consumer financial services. Gary Mond, Head of Consumer Banking – Al Khalij Commercial Bank (al khaliji) QSC; Suresh Bajpai, Head of Retail Banking – Doha Bank;Girish Advani, Senior Vice President – Cards Business Head – First Gulf Bank; Pieter Sleeboom, Chief Operations Officer – Cobone.com; Praveen Bandekar from Union National Bank; Daniel Melo from FICO were the participating panelists for this forum.
Tomorrow, day two of the conference, the forum will begin with the opening speech from the day’s chair Gary Mond, Head of Consumer Banking – Al Khalij Commercial Bank (al khaliji) QSC, followed by a session presented by Mujtaba Naqvi General Manager: Retail Business Planning & Development at HBL (Habib Bank) termed as “Channel Diversification – Adapting to Innovative Alternate Channel Services or being The Flintstones”
Jelmer de Jong, Global Head of Marketing – Backbase will show you the key trends driving the new era of engagement banking in his presentation. Using real world examples, this presentation will focus on Bank 2.0 best practices for both online and mobile banking. A dedicated session entitled “Lessons learned from the Crisis: Adapt fast or perish” will be addressed by Margaritis Manos, Deputy CEO at EXUS.
“How to Do Business Better – Rethink it Differently and Outdo the competition!” will be elaborated by Jiri Zivnustka, Partnerat Adastra Business Consulting (ABC). Dean Young, Vice President, Product Management, Ambit Retail Banking at SUNGARD ( Silver Sponsor) will address a session titled “Digitalisation of the Branch”. In a pre-event interview Dean informed us, “SunGard partnered with Celent last year to undertake research into retail bank readiness to meet consumer demand and we surveyed over 1000 consumers across the Middle East and Asia. One of the key findings was that the branch is one of the top three decision factors in choosing who to bank with. This supports what we are seeing in the Middle East, where banks are heavily focused on making the branch a fully integrated part of their digital strategies. Branch transformation is centred around making this channel more digitalized. When looking at this in terms of serving generation Y, this generation expects its bank to use the technologies that they use in their everyday lives to both serve and self-serve.”
The sole panel discussion scheduled for the second day will debate on a client centric retail banking strategy where the main focus will be on driving process excellence and embedding a lean culture across direct customer channels to ensure quicker response time. This panel entitled as “The Customer Channel” will feature panelists from Bank of Bahrain & Kuwait, HSBC Bank Middle East Limited, Bahrain Islamic Bank, Emirates NBD PJSC, FIS Global, Polaris Financial Technology Ltd, Wipro Limited and Al Khalij Commercial Bank (al khaliji) QSC.
The thrid and final day of the conference will feature two interactive panel discussions and presentation by speakers from Emirates NBD PJSC, Citibank NA , Polaris Financial Technology Ltd, Bank Sohar SAOG, Axslogic Pte Ltd, Infobip, Gulf International Bank, Allied Bank Limited, Gemalto, du | Emirates Integrated Telecommunications, Company PJSC, MasterCard Worldwide, Bank Nizwa, Gulf International Bank, Dubai Islamic Bank, Bank Sohar SAOG, Mashreq PSC and many more.
Other exhibitors sharing their latest solutions at the two-day exhibition running alongside the conference include Union National Bank (Strategic Partner), FIS (Premium Gold Sponsor) Wipro Limited, Istanbul Gold Reﬁnery (Gold Sponsors), VeriPark (Premium Silver Sponsor), FICO, Backbase, EXUS and Sunguard (Silver Sponsors), AXS:Logic (Analytical Partner), SAB International (Associate Sponsor), Polaris Financial Technology Limited, D&B, Adastra Business Consulting, Dun and Bradstreet, Infobip (Bronze Sponsor), Bahrain Islamic Bank (Supporting Sponsor), Gemalto (Event Partner), Virtual Technologies, Global Payment Services (Exhibitors).
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RUSSIAN SECURITIES FORUM
4-5 June 2013, Moscow, Baltschug Kempinski Hotel
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Changes in the Russian Securities market are emerging quicker than ever this year – and predominantly for the positive. There really is only one way that you can get the full picture in an information packed 2 days and hear about these upcoming changes. And that is by attending ICBI’s Russian Securities Forum.
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Moscow’s Renaissance Capital, seeing Africa as “a golden opportuunity for investors”, is hosting a three-day annual one-to-one pan-Africa investor conference in Lagos which opened on February 11.
“Against the current backdrop of global market instability, Africa remains a source of tremendous growth and opportunity”, RenCap said in a statement.
The current fourth Pan-Africa Investor Conference “draws hundreds of high-calibre international and local investors and some of the foremost corporate names from across the continent, for exclusive 1:1 meetings, discussion and insight”, the Russian investment bank said.
The statement quoted RenCap chief executive John Hyman as saying: “Seven years after entering Africa, and building the largest on-the-ground presence of any international investment bank, we are here today to help accelerate the world’s realisation that Africa’s day has arrived. The calibre of investors this year is unprecedented, reflecting the global investor community’s focus on African, and in particular Nigerian, growth stories.”
Yvonne Ike, RenCap’s chief executive for West Africa, said: “At Renaissance Capital, we firmly believe that Africa is experiencing a rapidly evolving growth revolution, much of this revolution will catch people by surprise. Nigeria will lead this growth revolution.”
The conference was opened by globally renowned Nigerian economist Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, who is her country’s co-ordinating minister for the economy and finance minister, and a contributor to The Fastest Billion: The Story Behind Africa’s Economic Revolution, a book brought out by RenCap.
Other speakers at the event are Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, governor of the Nigerian Central Bank, Oscar Onyema, chief executive of the Nigerian Stock Exchange, Bismarck Rewane, managing director of Nigeria’s Financial Derivatives Company Limited, and Nick Blazquez, chief executive of Diageo Africa, the African operation of Diageo, a London-headquartered multinational alcoholic beverages company.
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