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Sberbank Investment Research takes first place in the Institutional Investor All-Russia Research 2015 rankings


Sberbank Investment Research, the research division of Sberbank CIB1 and one of the most experienced analytical teams in Russia and the CIS, has secured top spots in the Institutional Investor All-Russia Research 2015 rankings.

Sberbank Investment Research was named the leading All-Russia Research Team in Institutional Investor’s 2015 rankings. This year Sberbank Investment Research secured 12 positions in the rankings. In particular, the company’s analysts recorded leadership positions in the following 6 of 12 categories: “Economics” (Evgeny Gavrilenkov), “Fixed-Income Strategy” (Alexander Kudrin), “Equity Strategy” (Kingsmill Bond), “Real Estate” (Julia Gordeyeva), “Oil & Gas” (Alexander Fak), “Corporate Debt” (Alexey Bulgakov). Evgeny Gavrilenkov and Alexander Kudrin have been included in this ranking 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 in the ranking. Alexander Fak appeared in the ranking for the first time, securing first place in the category for his sector.

Commenting on the rankings, Alexander Kudrin, Head of Sberbank investment Research, Managing Director, said: “The results of Institutional Investor’s rankings are an important acknowledgement from the investment community of our expertise, and of the team’s dedication to providing independent and relevant research products and identifying interesting opportunities on Russian and CIS financial markets.”

“Sberbank Investment Research continues to strengthen its team and expand its product line with the most demanded products,” added Alexander Kudrin. “Thanks to notable hires last year including Tom Levinson as Chief Strategist for FX & Rates and Vladimir Pantyushin as Senior Strategist we created an FX research team. We also expanded our product offering by adding Turkish research products, which are prepared together with the team of analysts at DenizBank, and expanded our expertise in commodities market coverage. All of this allows us to provide our clients a distinguished combination of in-depth local knowledge and global expertise.”

For more than thirty years Institutional Investor has recognized both firms and individuals in the financial services industry for outstanding achievements. Institutional Investor's editorial and research-supported rankings and awards have been recognized by the industry for their integrity and continue to set the standard by which excellence is measured.

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.

Sberbank of Russia is Russia’s largest bank and a leading global financial institution. Sberbank holds almost one third of aggregate Russian banking sector assets, it is the key lender to the national economy and the biggest deposit taker in Russia. The Central Bank of the Russian Federation is the founder and principal shareholder of Sberbank owning 50% of the Bank's authorized capital plus one voting share, with the remaining 50% held by domestic and international investors. Sberbank has more than 135 million individual customers and 1 million corporate clients in 22 countries. Sberbank has the largest distribution network in Russia with almost 17,000 branches, and its international operations include UK, US, CIS, Central and Eastern Europe, Turkey and other countries.

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1On the basis of CJSC “Sberbank CIB”