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Sberbank Investment Research Voted Russias Leading Brokerage Firm and Secures Clean Sweep of Top Sector Positions in the Thomson Reuters Extel Survey


Sberbank Investment Research, the market-leading Research Division of Sberbank CIB1 and one of the largest and most experienced analytical teams in the market, has once again achieved top rankings in the Russian and Emerging Markets categories of the Thomson Reuters Extel Pan-Europe Survey 2013.

Sberbank Investment Research was voted Russia’s leading brokerage firm, while its sector teams of analysts topped no fewer than nine categories covering Banks & Other Financials, Consumer/Retail, Economics & Macroeconomics, Equity Strategy, Fixed Income Research, Metals & Mining, Oil & Gas, Telecommunications and Utilities. Sberbank Investment Research’s analysts also swept the board, commanding ten out of twelve individual first places in their respective sectors.

The Thomson Reuters Awards for Excellence, now celebrating its 40th year and comprising 600,000 investor votes from 74 countries, recognizes the world's top analysts, brokerages, buy-side firms, funds, and investor relations teams. The breadth and depth of the award’s programs make the Thomson Reuters Awards for Excellence a uniquely comprehensive guide to the world's leading investment professionals.

Paolo Zaniboni, Head of Sberbank Investment Research, Managing Director, commented: “The results of this year’s Extel survey are truly outstanding and reflect the high quality and depth of insight which form the foundation of all of our research. Today’s recognition rightfully places Sberbank Investment Research as the foremost research house in Russia and the CIS region. These results serve to reinforce our clients’ confidence in us and the broader range of investment banking services that Sberbank CIB offers.”

Andy Smith, Head of Equity Research at Sberbank Investment Research, Managing Director, added: “Sberbank Investment Research is delighted to receive global recognition from our clients in the prestigious Extel 2013 Survey for its stellar performance over the past year in which every major sector secured market leadership. These results are particularly emphatic and I am delighted that our team’s hard work and dedication in serving our clients has received the acknowledgment it deserves”. Smith added: “Sberbank Investment Research has much more to come over the next twelve months as we seek to reinforce and build our industry-leading franchise.”

Alexander Kudrin, Head of Fixed Income Research at Sberbank Investment Research, Managing Director, said: “Sberbank Investment Research has a global reputation, recognized by institutional investors throughout the market. We have built a strong track record with our top rated analysts, reinforced by today’s results from Extel, which ensures that we offer our clients the most insightful research into debt market instruments across the region.”

This year’s achievements build on the top rankings the team received in previous years, thus confirming Sberbank Investment Research’s leading reputation in the market. Last year, Sberbank Investment Research’s analysts were voted first place in three categories of the Russia Brokerage Firm awards. Additionally, five of the team’s individual analysts placed in the top ten analysts for Russia (with four placing in the top five positions) in the Leading Russian Research Analyst category. Also in 2012, Sberbank Investment Research obtained first place in five individual categories and three team categories for the Russian market for Pan-Emerging EMEA sectors in the Extel Pan-Emerging EMEA 2012 Survey, and took twelve leading positions, including five first places in the Institutional Investor All-Russia 2012 Rankings.

Sberbank Investment Research provides market leading equity and fixed income investment ideas as part of the Global Markets business of Sberbank CIB. Led by Paolo Zaniboni, Head of Sberbank Investment Research, Managing Director, and supported by Andy Smith, Head of Equity Research, Managing Director, and Alexander Kudrin, Head of Fixed Income Research, Managing Director, the department performs comprehensive analyses of the market and publishes analytical reports covering individual issuers and industry sectors for its institutional investor client base. The Economics Department, a separate division of Sberbank CIB, publishes monthly economic reports and the “Chief Economist’s View.” The division is headed by Evgeny Gavrilenkov, Chief Economist, Managing Director.

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Sberbank CIB

The Corporate & Investment Banking Business was created as part of the integration of Sberbank of Russia and Troika Dialog. Sberbank CIB’s key areas of activity are corporate financing2, investment banking services, trade operations with securities, and private equity. Sberbank of Russia’s Corporate & Investment Banking Business 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. Sberbank CIB is part of Sberbank of Russia’s Corporate Business Block.

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

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1On the basis of CJSC “Sberbank CIB”
2Financing provided by Sberbank of Russia