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Sberbank Investment Research Secures top positions in 11 categories of Extel Survey 2016


Sberbank Investment Research, the research division of Sberbank CIB1 and one of the most experienced analytical teams in Russia and the CIS, has been voted Russia’s leading brokerage firm in the Extel Pan-Europe Survey 2016, and recorded top positions in 11 categories among analysts in Russia and the CIS.

Sberbank Investment Research was voted leading brokerage firm across five further categories including Economics & Macro, Equity Strategy, Fixed Income Research, Metals & Mining and Oil & Gas.

Alex Fak was voted Russia’s leading research analyst, with Evgeny Gavrilenkov taking second place. Svetlana Sukhanova and Irina Lapshina also took top ten positions.

Across the sectors, Sberbank Investment Research’s analysts took six 1st place positions including:

  • Evgeny Gavrilenkov, Economics & Macro
  • Andrey Kuznetsov, Equity Strategy
  • Alexey Bulgakov, Fixed Income Research
  • Irina Lapshina, Metals & Mining (and 3rd place in this category for EMEA)
  • Alex Fak, Oil & Gas
  • Svetlana Sukhanova, Telecommunications & Media

In addition, Sberbank Investment Research analysts secured top three positions in the following categories:

  • Andrew Keeley, Banks & Other Financials
  • Mikhail Krasnoperov, Consumer/Retail
  • Alexander Kudrin, Fixed Income Research
  • Julia Gordeeva, Small & Mid Caps Research

Alexander Kudrin, Head of Sberbank Investment Research, Managing Director, commented “We are proud to see Sberbank Investment Research recognised in this way by the international investment community. Our leading position across multiple categories in this year’s Extel Pan-Europe Survey highlights Sberbank Investment Research’s position at the forefront of the market research and analysis for Russia and the CIS region. These results are a testament to the team’s commitment to provide detailed and insightful research that gives our clients all the necessary information to make investment decisions.”

In recent years, Sberbank Investment Research has consistently achieved winning positions in the Extel Survey, both as a firm and in recognition of its individual analysts.

Additionally, Sberbank Investment Research was voted the leading Russia team at this year’s Institutional Investor 2016 Emerging EMEA Research Team rankings and was positioned ninth overall. This builds on its 2015 success, when it was awarded top position in the All-Russia Research Team awards, securing 12 positions in the rankings, including six analysts being named as the leader in their respective category. Sberbank Investment Research is also a regular winner of such prestigious awards as The Banker and EMEA Finance.

Sberbank Investment Research, one of the oldest and largest (30 analysts) research teams on the market provides equity and fixed income investment support as part of the Global Markets business of Sberbank CIB. Sberbank Investment Research delivers comprehensive analysis of the market and publishes daily reports covering the equity and fixed income markets of the CIS, “Russia Economic Monthly”, “Fixed Income Quarterly”, “The Russian Eagle”, as well as other analytical reports covering individual issuers and industry sectors for its clients, and calculates the Ivanov Index. In 2015, Sberbank Investment Research released more than 400 analytical products (excluding daily reports). The Economics Department, a separate division of Sberbank CIB, publishes monthly economic reports and the “Chief Economist’s View.” In addition to Russia and the CIS, the team’s macroeconomic coverage focuses on Central and Eastern Europe: Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia and Turkey. The division is headed by Chief Economist, Managing Director Evgeny Gavrilenkov.

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Sberbank CIB

Sberbank CIB is the corporate and investment banking business of Sberbank. Its key areas of activity are corporate finance (including trade finance), the documentary business2, investment banking services, trade operations with securities, and private equity. Corporate and investment banking business of Sberbank provides integrated financial solutions and investment advisory services to its clients, which include major corporations, financial institutions, sovereign states and federal and sub-federal government bodies and organisations.

Thomson Reuters Extel Pan-European Survey

The Thomson Reuters 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


1 On the basis of CJSC “Sberbank CIB”
2 Banking products and services provided by Sberbank