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Sberbank Investment Research Secures Top Positions in Thomson Reuters Extel Survey


Sberbank Investment Research, the research division of Sberbank CIB1 and one of the most experienced analytical teams in the market, has once again achieved a number of top positions in the Russian categories of the prestigious Thomson Reuters Extel Pan-Europe Survey 2014.

Sberbank Investment Research was voted Russia’s Leading Brokerage Firm and Kingsmill Bond, Chief Strategist, Managing Director, took first place as the Leading Research Analyst for Russia, with his colleagues, Andrew Keeley, Alex Fak, Oleg Maximov and Evgeny Gavrilenkov all taking top ten places in the same category. Additionally, Sberbank Investment Research sector teams and its analysts topped four sectors – Banks & other Financial, Economic & Macro, Equity Strategy, and Oil & Gas. Sberbank CIB was also ranked second place in Equity Sales and third position for Trading and Execution in the rankings.

Paolo Zaniboni, Head of Research, Managing Director, commented: “This year’s Extel survey results have once again reinforced Sberbank Investment Research’s position at the forefront of market research and analysis across Russia and the CIS region. We pride ourselves on producing independent market insight that helps our clients to achieve a competitive advantage. I am delighted that the team’s continued efforts to achieve this objective have been recognised by the global investor community through this ranking.”

Now in its 41st year, the Thomson Reuters Extel rankings recognize the world's top analysts, brokerages, buy-side firms, funds, and investor relations teams. The breadth and depth of the award’s programmes, which saw a record number of over 750,000 votes cast by 16,000 investment professional across 75 countries in 2014, make the survey a uniquely guide to the world's leading investment professionals.

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 and supported by 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 (Sberbank CIB) was created as part of the integration of Sberbank of Russia and Troika Dialog. Sberbank CIB’s key areas of activity are corporate finance (including trade finance), the documentary business3, 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.

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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