Sberbank Investment Research, the research division of Sberbank CIB1 and one of the most experienced analytical teams in Russia and the CIS, has once again recorded leading positions among analysts in Russia and developing markets in the prestigious Extel Survey.
Sberbank Investment Research’s Chief Strategist Kingsmill Bond held onto his top position among Russian equity strategy analysts, taking first place in the ranking. Evgeny Gavrilenkov, Chief Economist and Managing Director at Sberbank CIB, took first place in the category “Economics & Macro”. Sberbank Investment Research’s sector teams won three categories: “Economics & Macro”, “Equity Strategy” and “Fixed Income”, and the Sberbank Investment Research team took second place in the nomination for “Best Brokerage House in Russia and CIS”. Strategist Andrey Kuznetsov secured the second position in his category, “Equity Strategy”, moving up from 11th place last year. Analysts Alexey Bulgakov, Dmitry Poliakov and Alex Fak were among the top three in the categories “Fixed Income” and “Oil & Gas”, respectively.
Commenting on the survey, Alexander Kudrin, Head of Sberbank Investment Research, Managing Director, said: “Against the shifting international capital markets and a fast-moving economic backdrop, research has become even more essential for our clients in navigating this dynamic environment. Sberbank Investment Research’s ongoing efforts to extend its research capabilities and diversify its offering ensure that we always provide first-class advice, helping clients to better understand market trends and make confident investment decisions.”
“The fact that our analysts have received such widespread recognition in the Extel Survey for several consecutive years demonstrates the value and esteem with which our clients regard the Sberbank research team.”
In the beginning of June, Sberbank Investment Research was named leading All-Russia Research Team at the Institutional Investor All-Russia Research 2015 awards, securing twelve positions in the rankings, including six analysts being named as the leader in their respective category. Evgeny Gavrilenkov and Alexander Kudrin have been included in every year of the ranking’s 12 year history and Evgeny Gavrilenkov has secured the top spot eight years running, which is the longest period for any analyst taking part.
Sberbank Investment Research provides market leading equity and fixed income investment support as part of the Global Markets business of Sberbank CIB. Led by Managing Director Alexander Kudrin, the department provides comprehensive analysis of the market and publishes analytical reports covering individual issuers and industry sectors for its clients. The Economics Department, a separate division of Sberbank CIB, publishes monthly economic reports and the “Chief Economist’s View.” The division is headed by Chief Economist, Managing Director Evgeny Gavrilenkov.
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The Extel Survey was first introduced in its initial form in 1974. Voted by buy-side professionals between March and May in investment firms around the world, it has become the international quality benchmark for how research is viewed by industry professionals and is the leading independent ranking of investment market participants. Results and methodology are audited and verified by independent specialists Deloitte and are available online at www.extelsurvey.com.