Troika Dialog has been recognized as the Best local investment bank in Russia for its efforts and success in 2008, according to the CEE & CIS Banking Awards by emeafinance magazine. emeafinances CEE & CIS Banking Awards recognize some of the leading banks across the CEE & CIS. The banks that stand out among their peers, demonstrate leadership in their home markets, the ones that top the performance and deal making tables are being honored.
"The independent Russian investment bank is almost a thing of the past. However, one bank remains independent: Ruben Vardanian's Troika Dialog," it is said in the April/May edition of emeafinance ("Courage, mon brave", p.50). Troika's sale of a 30% stake to Standard Bank, according to emeafinance, "leaves Vardanian free to run his bank, and it preserves the credibility of Troika as an independent agent". emeafinance, the complete information source for the finance industry in the EMEA region, is the only periodical dedicated exclusively to report financial events, happenings and triumphs initiated and influenced by the international financial industry. emeafinance magazine is directed to an executive level audience that includes Chief Executive Officers, Chief Financial Officers and Chief Investment Officers. The key financial personalities who make things happen are regularly profiled, creating a platform for emeafinances audience to gain a more complete and thorough understanding of their peers and industry news.