Tag Archives: UK

Moscow Exchange forum in London draws “record audience”

By Andrei Skvarsky.  Moscow Exchange has said its annual forum in London on October 22 brought together a “record audience” of more than 300 market participants and “shed light on opportunities in Russia’s capital markets, upgrades to market infrastructure and product development at the Exchange, and the future of regulatory reform”.Continue Reading

Russian speaking Senior Legal Counsel, UK

A direct vacancy from www.russiansinthecity.eu An opportunity has arisen in our Partnership Head Office for a Russian speaking Senior Legal Counsel to work in-house at our office in St Albans, Hertfordshire in the international, dynamic and rapidly growing team with excellent career prospects.Continue Reading

VTB Capital appoints new interim CEO

Nick Hutt has been appointed interim CEO of VTB Capital plc. He is a key member of the VTB Capital team and has been working in the London office since 2008 as CFO of the company’s international business. Atanas Bostandjiev will be leaving his current position to pursue other business opportunities.Continue Reading

Bank of Moscow ex-chief’s prosecutions: the trail continues…

By Andrei Skvarsky. Bank of Moscow’s emigre ex-chief executive Andrei Borodin has been slapped with a new charge in Russia, being accused in absentia of defrauding the lender of 1bn rubles ($29m at today’s exchange rate) through an alleged forex scam, according to Moscow-based daily Kommersant.Continue Reading

Russia’s Renaissance Capital hosts annual investor forum

By Andrei Skvarsky. Renaissance Capital, one of Russia’s leading privately owned investment banks, has hosted an annual investor conference in Moscow, a three-day event that opened on June 23 and was expected to bring together more than 200 attendees with assets under management totalling more than $3trn.Continue Reading

Markit: emerging markets still “downbeat” about future

By Andrei Skvarsky. Global financial information provider Markit says a survey it made last month suggests emerging markets remain “downbeat” about the future. {{{?}}} “Improving confidence and post-crisis high capex and hiring intentions in the developed world contrast markedly with ongoing downbeat expectations for the year ahead across the emerging markets,” the London-headquartered company said…Continue Reading

RenCap hires banker from Goldman Sachs to run London trading

By Andrei Skvarsky. Renaissance Capital, a Russian emerging- and frontier-markets investment bank, has hired David George from Goldman Sachs as head of trading in London. {{{?}}} George will be based in London in his new job, which he takes in March, and report to RenCap’s global head of equities, Ben Samuels. His duties will include…Continue Reading

Coutts: luxuries up 77% in value since 2005, outdoing shares

By Andrei Skvarsky. Royal Bank of Scotland-owned lender Coutts argues that a vintage car, posh apartment or sumptuous watch that you would have bought in 2005 might bring you twice as much as you paid for it, or even more, if you sold it today. {{{?}}} Classic cars have rocketed 257%, classic watches 176% and…Continue Reading

Royal Bank of Scotland subsidiary says BRIC obsolete term

By Andrei Skvarsky. Coutts, a lender owned by Royal Bank of Scotland, argues that the 13-year-old BRIC term is obsolete. {{{?}}} The economies of Brazil, Russia, India and China are much too different in size and performance to justify seeing the four nations as a distinctive group. Moreover, there is a bunch of other emerging…Continue Reading

In 2014 – the big career challenge is to sell our skills

{{{?}}} In 2013, the number of companies involved in corporate recruitment expanded again, for better or for worse.  In 2014 there will be type of chaos in the market, which will effect how real people achieve career-defining steps and changes. Executive recruiters; in-house recruiters; HR directors; outsourcers; procurement teams; Linked-in junkies, employer brand managers; company…Continue Reading

FxPro: US dollar, euro, sterling to get stronger, yen to weaken

By Andrei Skvarsky. FxPro, a global forex broker, predicts that the world forex market will be characterised by greater volatility and shorter trends in 2014, with the US dollar, euro and sterling getting somewhat stronger and the yen further weakening. {{{?}}} The dollar will show “conditional” strength, “which means that we are not heading for…Continue Reading