Number of locations
|Moscow, London, Singapore, Dubai, Hong Kong, New York, Vienna, Sofia and Kiev|
|Alexei Yakovitsky, Yuri Soloviev|
|Services||Debt, Equity, Global Commodities Markets, Developing Investment Management, and Advising Clients on M&A and ECM|
VTB Capital is one of the three strategic business arms of VTB Group, along with the corporate and retail businesses.
VTB Capital is led by Yuri Soloviev, First Deputy President and Chairman of the Management Board of VTB Bank and by Alexei Yakovitsky, Global CEO and Chairman of VTB Capital holding companies Board of Directors. As of July 2014, Nick Hutt has been the interim CEO of VTB Capital plc.
Since 2009 VTB Capital has run an annual international investment forum, Russia Calling!, in both London and Moscow.
VTB Capital has been ranked among the top investment banks in Russia, the CIS and Central and Eastern Europe regions according to industry league tables, including Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters and Dealogic. In 2013, the Dealogic league tables ranked VTB Capital among the top investment banks in terms of deal volumes for M&A, Debt and Equity Capital Markets across the Central and Eastern Europe(CEE), Russia and CIS regions.
In 2015 VTB Capital ranked first in Dealogic’s FY 2015 league tables in the DCM Bookrunner, ECM Bookrunner and M&A Advisor categories across Russia and CIS. In the same year VTB Capital maintained the top position in Dealogic‘s ranking on the volume of transactions in the Russian domestic debt capital market. The company arranged 70 transactions for a total of US $5.447 billion with 25 per cent market share. VTB Capital also ranked first in ECM in Russia and CIS, having arranged eight transactions, amounting to US $720 million and taking a record 40.8 per cent share of the market. In M&A, VTB Capital was one of the top two leaders in Central and Eastern Europe. The bank also advised on a total of 15 transactions, equivalent to a volume of US $11.33 billion with a Russian market share of 23 per cent.
Each month, VTB publishes a Russian Economy Monthly report. In the March 2014 issue of the report, two analysts at VTB wrote that the predicted that Russia would experience a recession beginning in the last half of 2014. The analysts cited a reduction in domestic domand for goods and an increase in inflation as contributors to the predicted recession. VTB reduced the overall 2014 Russian growth forecast from 1.3 percent to zero.
VTB has also weighed in on the Russian-Ukraine situation. VTB predicted that the IMF would create a program by April 2014 that would allow the EU to give Ukraine 1.6 billion euros in aid funds.
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