The forum, already well-known in international financial circles, has generated great interest among institutional investors from the largest global financial centers. The forum traditionally became a ground for a constructive dialogue between portfolio investors and leaders of Russian business. Hundreds of individual meetings between heads of major Russian companies and representatives of investment funds were held in the “one-on-one” format.
The conference again demonstrated the efficiency of such a dialog for keeping the market updated on the strategy and activities of Russian companies, and also for monitoring the sentiment of the investment community.
Plenary sessions were also held during the forum for all its participants. Igor Lojevsky, Chief Country Officer, Russia and CIS, acted as a moderator for the plenary meeting called “Central Bank of Russia’s outlook on Russia’s monetary policy”, at which Alexey Ulyukaev, First Deputy Chairman of Bank of Russia, reported on the Bank’s considerations.
On the second day of the forum, a round table discussion took place covering the Russia’s investment climate issues. The following experts participating delivered their reports: Roman Goryunov, Chairman of the Board, RTS Stock Exchange; Pavel Medvedev, First Deputy Chairman of the State Duma's Credit Organisations and Financial Markets Committee; Mattias Westman, co-founder of Prosperity Capital; David Reid, Vice Chairman, BlackRock Investment Fund; Igor Lojevsky, Chief Country Officer, Deutsche Bank Russia and CIS; and Yaroslav Lissovolik, Chief Economist, Head of Equity Research, Deutsche Bank Russia.
Investors highly appreciated the level of the event, and all those present at the forum received answers to topical questions concerning Russia’s economic and political development, obtained experts’ opinions on the current situation on the Russian market and discussed burning issues of the state policy in the area of economy and financial markets.
The forum was a great success, thus providing another piece of evidence of a further strengthening of Deutsche Bank’s positions on the Russian market.
Speakers at the Panel discussion, devoted to Russia's investment climate issues