The forum, which over the years has been serving as a bridge between portfolio investors and Russian business leaders, attracted traditional interest in international financial circles. 220 representatives of investment funds from London, New-York, Boston, Stockholm, Edinburgh, Frankfurt and other financial centres of the world, as well as representatives of 38 Russian companies from main sectors of the economy: oil and gas, metals and mining, banking, telecommunications, transport, consumer goods, retail, construction and real estate, participated in the conference this year.
Approximately 1,500 direct dialogues between investors and heads of leading Russian companies were carried on for two days of the conference. Face to face meetings took place every hour.
The program of the jubilee forum was slightly different from that of previous years; there were no traditional discussion sessions, however, negotiation component of the conference increased. Besides, all participants had the possibility to communicate with representatives of Deutsche Bank management in Russia. Igor Lojevsky, Chief Country Officer of Deutsche Bank Group in Russia and CIS, Andrew Chulack and Daniel Jacobowitz, Co-Heads of Investment Banking Coverage & Advisory, Russia & CIS, as well as the group of analysts headed by Yaroslav Lisovolik were ready to share relevant information on situation on the Russian market and discuss its future prospects.
According to Daniel Jacobowitz, Co-Head of Investment Banking Coverage & Advisory, Russia & CIS, "International companies see attractive market in Russia, so-called "sliver of light" and "quit islet", especially in view of sovereign debt crisis in EU countries. They have the possibility at the Russia One-on-One conference to receive detailed information on prospective areas interesting for them, find answers to many questions, understand what processes, not quite evident to casual observer, take place in the country. Russian companies, in their turn, received the opportunity to attract direct foreign investments and bring their ideas in great details both to investors working with Russia for a long period of time, and to investors for which Russian market is a novelty."
The past forum Russia One-on-One once again confirmed the effectiveness of direct constructive dialogues between investors and representatives of Russian business circles, being the evidence of Deutsche Bank sound position on the Russian market.