Tag Archives: UK

Armajaro Commodities PM Tilney Stepping Down

Armajaro Asset Management’s John Tilney is stepping down from the lead manager role of the company’s flagship Armajaro Commodities Fund. Tilney will become an advisor to the fund, according to media reports. His role will be assumed by Armajaro partner and fund co-manager Oliver Denny. Armajaro’s Commodity Fund is down 5.49% year to date, according…Continue Reading

Rothschild Asset Management Names Michael Woods as CEO

Rothschild Asset Management, the US asset management business of the Rothschild Group, has appointed Michael Woods as its new CEO. Woods joins the firm frrom Deutsche Bank, where he was Head of the Americas, Global Client Group for Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management and CEO of DWS Investments. In these roles, he was responsible for…Continue Reading

Rokos Hires Goldman’s Riley For New Hedge Fund

Former Goldman Sachs co-head of Asia Pacific macro trading, Stuart Riley, has joined Brevan Howard ex-trader Chris Rokos in his new venture, according to media reports. Rokos, who reportedly made $4 billion for Brevan Howard between 2004 and 2012, began setting up his own fund after a legal dispute with Brevan came to an end…Continue Reading

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