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Bonds, Loans & Derivatives Russia & CIS 2021

Russia & CIS' largest capital markets event

Platinum Sponsor

Sberbank

Gold Sponsor

Gazprombank

Gold Sponsor

Credit Bank of Moscow

Gold Sponsor

Raiffeisen Bank

Gold Sponsor

Sovcombank

ESG Partner

VEB.RF

Silver Sponsor

Crédit Agricole CIB

Silver Sponsor

Emirates NBD

Silver Sponsor

Herbert Smith Freehills

Silver Sponsor

Mashreqbank

Bronze Sponsor

Alfa Bank

Bronze Sponsor

Allen & Overy

Bronze Sponsor

ING

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Intesa Sanpaolo

Bronze Sponsor

Latham & Watkins

Bronze Sponsor

Morgan Lewis

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Rosbank

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S&P Global Ratings

Bronze Sponsor

Vienna Stock Exchange (Wiener Börse)

Corporate Sponsor

Delo Group

Corporate Sponsor

Gazprom Neft

Corporate Sponsor

GV Gold

Corporate Sponsor

MMK

Corporate Sponsor

Metalloinvest

Corporate Sponsor

Nordgold

Corporate Sponsor

Segezha Group

Corporate Sponsor

Severstal

Corporate Sponsor

Slavneft

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Tatneft

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TMK

Supporting Partner

CCI France Russie (Franco-Russian Chamber of Commerce)

Supporting Partner

Russian Association of Corporate Treasurers

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THE ONLINE LIVESTREAM OF THE PHYISCAL CONFERENCE IS TAKING PLACE ABOVE ON TUESDAY 28TH SEPTEMBER 2021


400+ Attendees | 40+ Expert Speakers | 250+ Sovereign, Corporate & FI Borrowers
95% Director-Level or Above | 13+ Countries


This is Russia & CIS' largest capital markets event, and your best opportunity to grow your business in this space. The in-person event will bring together over 400 leading government officials, regulators, investors, bankers and corporates and feature over 40 expert speakers.

THE ONLY EVENT TO:

  1. Gain practical insights into the latest Russia & CIS bond and loan market developments with expert-led panel discussions
  2. Understand the key macro-outlook for Russia and key CIS economies to help move your business forward in 2021/22
  3. Bring investors together with Russia and CIS issuers to define and analyse the roadmap for raising local capital in 2021/22
  4. Connect recent issuers with Russian financial institutions and government bodies to understand financing needs and identify new business opportunities

Livestream Agenda

Chairperson’s opening remarks

Mon 27th Sep 2021, 6:55am (Europe/London)

Opening keynote address: How the government plan to navigate Russia back to growth post-COVID19

Mon 27th Sep 2021, 7:00am (Europe/London)

  • Fiscal policy and stimulating growth: A glimpse of life after COVID
  • Public finances, ratings and accessing capital markets: How much capital? Where will it be raised?
  • Interest rates and countering inflation: Carefully managing a return to growth without overheating the economy

COVID recovery, monetary policy and geopolitics: What is the macro view of Russia over the next 12-18 months?

Mon 27th Sep 2021, 7:25am (Europe/London)

  • What is the economic outlook post-COVID for Russia?
  • Are higher interest rates and inflation on their way? How will this impact Russia’s economic performance coming out of COVID?
  • Commodities and oil price: Where will oil prices stabilise in 2021-22? How will the new equilibrium price impact Russia’s economic outlook?
  • Russia, CIS, and Emerging Markets: What are the geopolitical and esoteric risks that investors are keeping a close eye on?

Bonds vs. loans: Corporate finance and capital markets in a post-COVID world

Mon 27th Sep 2021, 7:50am (Europe/London)

  • Bonds vs. loans, USD vs. EUR vs. RUB: Where can corporates access competitively priced capital? What price and on what terms?
  • Fixed rate vs floating rate: How do the benefits and drawbacks of each stack up? What are the key risks for issuers to consider?
  • Structures and strategy: (How) Are Russian corporates hedging interest rate and FX risk?
  • How can Russian corporates look outwards to access different pockets of liquidity?

Moderator

Dmitry Muz

Dmitry Muz

Director of Corporate Finance and Investor Relations

PSC VSMPO-AVISMA Corporation

Dmitry Muz

Dmitry Muz

Director of Corporate Finance and Investor Relations at PSC VSMPO-AVISMA Corporation

  • 10 years of experience in the largest banks and over 7 years experience in the field of corporate finance management
  • From 2002 to 2012 he worked in large Russian and international banks (Bank of Moscow, MDM-Bank, UniCredit Bank, Nordea Bank)
  • From 2012 to 2020, he ran the corporate finance and investor relations divisions of Uralkali and ChelPipe
  • Since 2020, he has been the Director of Corporate Finance and Investor Relations

PSC VSMPO-AVISMA Corporation

Speakers

Eugenia Onuschenko

Eugenia Onuschenko

Director, Corporate Finance

Polymetal International

Eugenia Onuschenko

Eugenia Onuschenko

Director, Corporate Finance at Polymetal International

Joined Polymetal in 2008 as Head of the Bank Financing department and later served as the Head of Corporate Finance and Investor Relations. Prior to joining Polymetal, held several roles at Ernst & Young in transaction advisory services. Career focus on corporate and project finance, capital markets and investor relations.

Graduate of St. Petersburg State University of Economics and Finance. Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Management from Grenoble University Pierre-Mendes, France.

Polymetal is a top-10 global gold producer and top-5 global silver producer with assets in Russia and Kazakhstan. The Company combines strong growth with a robust dividend yield. Polymetal supports the UN Global Compact, EITI, CDP, Cyanide Code and Global Reporting Initiative. The Company is a constituent of Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes, FTSE4Good and was ranked 1st among 60 precious metals companies by Sustainalytics.

Polymetal has been using sustainability-linked financing instruments since 2018 and was the first company in the Russian metals and mining industry to sign the green loan in 2020.

Polymetal International

David Matlock

David Matlock

Head of Debt Capital Markets

Alfa Bank

David Matlock

David Matlock

Head of Debt Capital Markets at Alfa Bank

Alfa Bank

David Matlock
Ilya Dulin

Ilya Dulin

Executive Director, Capital Markets Corporate Sales

Raiffeisen Bank

Ilya Dulin

Ilya Dulin

Executive Director, Capital Markets Corporate Sales at Raiffeisen Bank

Raiffeisen Bank

Ilya Dulin

Raiffeisenbank is a subsidiary of Raiffeisen Bank International AG. Raiffeisenbank is one of the most reliable Russian banks, which creates financial solutions for private and corporate clients, residents and non-residents of the Russian Federation. According to

Interfax-CEA, Raiffeisen Bank ranks 10th in terms of assets for 9 months of 2020, 7th in terms of funds of individuals and 12th in terms of loans to individuals. Forbes magazine acknowledged Raiffeisenbank as the most reliable and the best bank in Russia in 2020.

Raiffeisen Bank International AG is the leading corporate and investment Bank in the financial markets of Austria and Central and Eastern Europe. In Central and Eastern Europe, Raiffeisen Bank International is represented in 13 markets and provides a wide range of financial services, including leasing, asset management and m&a support. Over 46,000 employees serve 16.8 mn customers in around 2,000 locations, most of which are located in Central and Eastern Europe. Raiffeisen Bank International shares are listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange.

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Ilia Eremin

Ilia Eremin

Director - FX & Rates Derivatives Sales

Crédit Agricole CIB

Ilia Eremin

Ilia Eremin

Director - FX & Rates Derivatives Sales at Crédit Agricole CIB

Ilia Eremin has been working for over 6 years at Crédit Agricole CIB, in FX & Rates Derivatives Sales, currently based in Moscow and prior to that, Paris and London. He has over ten years’ experience working with corporate clients to help them define, implement and execute FX and Rates hedging strategies. He has a Master Degree from the NEOMA Business School in Financial Markets.

Crédit Agricole CIB

Ilia Eremin

About Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank (Crédit Agricole CIB)

Crédit Agricole CIB is the corporate and investment banking arm of Credit Agricole Group, the 12th largest banking group worldwide in terms of tier 1 capital (The Banker, July 2020). Nearly 8,400 employees across Europe, the Americas, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa support the Bank's clients, meeting their financial needs throughout the world. Crédit Agricole CIB offers its large corporate and institutional clients a range of products ad services in capital markets activities, investment banking, structured finance, commercial banking and international trade. The Bank is a pioneer in the area of climate finance, and is currently a market leader in this segment with a complete offer for all its clients.

For more information, please visit www.ca-cib.com

LinkedIn Page: https://www.linkedin.com/compa...

Twitter Page: https://twitter.com/CA_CIB

Chiradeep Deb

Chiradeep Deb

Managing Director, Global Head of Investment Banking

Mashreqbank

Chiradeep Deb

Chiradeep Deb

Managing Director, Global Head of Investment Banking at Mashreqbank

Mashreqbank

Chiradeep Deb

One of the UAE’s best performing banks for five decades, Mashreq is a leading financial institution with an expanding footprint across the Middle East. We have international offices in Europe, Asia, Africa and the US, and a strong presence in the financial capitals of the world.

As the oldest bank in the UAE, our journey can be traced back to humble beginnings in 1967, followed by periods of rapid growth and strategic expansion. Throughout our history, Mashreq has differentiated itself by pioneering new-to-market concepts and launching unique products and services.

Our innovative approach sets us truly apart, it also continues to win us numerous awards and accolades across all fields including digital banking, the most recent were: Middle East Best Digital Bank by Euromoney Regional Awards for Excellence, the Most Innovative Consumer/Corporate Digital Bank in the UAE and Best Bank in the UAE by World's Best Bank Awards by Global Finance, Most Innovative Bank in the Middle East by EMEA Finance and many others.

LinkedIn URL - https://www.linkedin.com/company/mashreq-corporate-and-investment-banking-group

Kirill Zarezov

Kirill Zarezov

Head of Fixed Income Sales

Credit Bank of Moscow

Kirill Zarezov

Kirill Zarezov

Head of Fixed Income Sales at Credit Bank of Moscow

Credit Bank of Moscow

Kirill Zarezov

Underwriting and distributing Russian syndicated loans: Who is lending and who is buying?

Mon 27th Sep 2021, 8:45am (Europe/London)

  • Market landscape update: Who is lending? Who is borrowing? On what price and on what terms?
  • Change is a coming but what is the impact: How does a transition away from LIBOR impact borrowers and lenders?
  • Syndicated loans and ESG: Is there sufficient benefit to borrowers for ESG to become a driver of loan growth?
  • How is ESG and sustainable finance being incorporated into loan desks?
  • Classic syndication vs. club deals: Is the market turning away from the underwrite-to-distribute model?

Moderator

Sergey Blinov

Sergey Blinov

Sergey Blinov

Counsel at Allen & Overy

With over ten years of experience, Sergey is a senior member of the Banking department in the Allen & Overy team in Moscow. He is an all-round finance lawyer with substantial experience in a broad range of banking and finance transactions, covering trade finance, export credit finance, project finance, acquisition finance, subordinated loans, syndicated lending, restructurings (both consensual and contentious), and debt capital markets transactions. He has also advised various financial institutions on major insolvency proceedings and related litigation. Sergey is recognised by major international legal directories and is named as a leading lawyer in Russia by Best Lawyers in Banking and Finance Law and Insolvency and Reorganization Law.

Clients praise Sergey and commend his business-centric insight, with a source saying that he is "business-minded; he's calm and gives good advice." (Chambers 2020)

Allen & Overy

Sergey Blinov

Allen & Overy – delivering market-leading expertise to support global growth

Our ambition at Allen & Overy is to help the world’s leading businesses both maximise the opportunities that globalisation presents and meet the potential challenges. As our clients have sought new markets, so have we. We are continuing to invest in a growing network of international offices that covers Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East, North America and Central and South America and Africa. A&O’s international network consists of over 40 offices in 30 countries – the largest footprint among the leading global law firms.

However, our presence is only half of the story. Our 5,400 people work together in a highly integrated manner to leverage their expertise and experience for our clients’ benefit. We foster creative, independent thinking within a collaborative culture and, as a result, our lawyers are involved in many of the most influential commercial ventures, and are known for providing our clients with transformative solutions to the toughest legal challenges. This, above all, explains why Allen & Overy remains a leader in its field.

Speakers

Anton Kukoba

Anton Kukoba

Head of Syndicated Lending & Structuring

Raiffeisen Bank

Anton Kukoba

Anton Kukoba

Head of Syndicated Lending & Structuring at Raiffeisen Bank

Anton joined syndication team of AO Raiffeisenbank in 2010. Anton previously worked in Absolut Bank (former KBC Group), where he started his career in trade finance (ECA-covered deals mainly) and was further involved in fund-raising for the bank on local and international markets (Eurobond and STN issues, subordinated and syndicated loans, special purpose financing).

During the last years Anton has been engaged in originating, structuring and coordinating diverse deals (syndicated and club loan facilities, mezzanine financing, restructuring facilities) for the bank’s clients (corporates, banks and FIs) under English and Russian law.

Anton has extensive experience in international banking business over 10 years. His thick track- record of deals comprises among other such benchmark transactions as syndicated loans for top-tier Russian corporate borrowers and FIs (Gazpromneft, Uralkali, Acron, RCC, Renova, Interros, Sistema, ILIM, ChelPipe, Russian Standard Bank, Credit Europe Bank, Zenit, etc.) and restructurings for GAZ Group, Tractor Plants, UTair.

Anton received his PhD in economics degree in the Academy of National Economy under the Government of the Russian Federation.

Raiffeisen Bank

Anton Kukoba

Raiffeisenbank is a subsidiary of Raiffeisen Bank International AG. Raiffeisenbank is one of the most reliable Russian banks, which creates financial solutions for private and corporate clients, residents and non-residents of the Russian Federation. According to

Interfax-CEA, Raiffeisen Bank ranks 10th in terms of assets for 9 months of 2020, 7th in terms of funds of individuals and 12th in terms of loans to individuals. Forbes magazine acknowledged Raiffeisenbank as the most reliable and the best bank in Russia in 2020.

Raiffeisen Bank International AG is the leading corporate and investment Bank in the financial markets of Austria and Central and Eastern Europe. In Central and Eastern Europe, Raiffeisen Bank International is represented in 13 markets and provides a wide range of financial services, including leasing, asset management and m&a support. Over 46,000 employees serve 16.8 mn customers in around 2,000 locations, most of which are located in Central and Eastern Europe. Raiffeisen Bank International shares are listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange.

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Denis Shanurenkov

Denis Shanurenkov

Managing Director, Head of Syndications and Structuring

Sberbank

Denis Shanurenkov

Denis Shanurenkov

Managing Director, Head of Syndications and Structuring at Sberbank

Over 10 years of managerial experience in banking. Before joining Sberbank Denis headed Structured finance Department at Alfa Bank, with main focus on the arrangement of syndicated loans to largest corporate clients, on the project finance and on the structured loan solutions.

Before Alfa Bank Denis was a co-head of Bonds and Loans Origination team at Commerzbank’s Moscow office. Joined Sberbank in 2010.

Denis has an MBA degree from Emory University, Atlanta, USA.

Sberbank

Denis Shanurenkov
Alexey Sakhnov

Alexey Sakhnov

Deputy Head, Syndication and Financing Solutions

Sovcombank

Alexey Sakhnov

Alexey Sakhnov

Deputy Head, Syndication and Financing Solutions at Sovcombank

Alexey Sakhnov possesses more than 10 years of experience in corporate and investment banking with special focus on structured finance and syndicated loans. Before joining Syndication and Financing Solutions team at Sovcombank in 2019 he worked in Corporate Business Development Department of Sberbank. Prior to that Alexey held various positions in Moscow offices of UniCredit and Raiffeisen where he was responsible for execution of different types of financing as well as relationship management for large corporate clients.

Sovcombank

Alexey Sakhnov
Dmitriy Kolomytsyn

Dmitriy Kolomytsyn

Director for Corporate Finance & IR

NLMK

Dmitriy Kolomytsyn

Dmitriy Kolomytsyn

Director for Corporate Finance & IR at NLMK

Dmitriy Kolomytsyn, CFA is a Director for Corporate Finance & IR at NLMK Group. In his role, Dmitry is responsible for developing and communicating the company’s financial vision and strategy, working with capital markets, attracting external financing, executing structured finance transactions, assessing financial risks, and analyzing various capital allocation options. Dmitry also oversees the Investor Relations Department and is responsible for ESG-related aspects. Prior to joining NLMK, Dmitriy was a Commodity Strategist at Sberbank CIB. Before that he was a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley covering the CIS M&M and the EU steel sector as part of the Equity Research Department. Dmitriy has worked in Canada, England, and Russia. He holds MSc in Finance and is a CFA charter holder.

NLMK

Dmitriy Kolomytsyn

Coffee and networking rus

Mon 27th Sep 2021, 9:30am (Europe/London)

Pre-payment finance vs. traditional trade and export financing: How have structures changed post-pandemic?

Mon 27th Sep 2021, 10:00am (Europe/London)

  • What is the role of commodity trading houses? Is there any space left for the banks in the commodity financing sector?
  • How did the pandemic alter the structure of these deals? What has the impact been of this change?

Moderator

Grigory Marinichev

Grigory Marinichev

Grigory Marinichev

Partner at Morgan Lewis

Grigory Marinichev represents international lenders and borrowers in structured finance, syndicated lending, debt restructuring transactions, and insolvency issues. Grigory advises clients in the metals, mining, telecommunications, oil and gas, and power generation industries on a range of financial transactions—from syndicated and bilateral credit facilities, refinancing, and bond issues, to export financing, loans, and loan restructurings. He also represents and advises project sponsors, export credit agencies, and multilateral financial institutions.

Morgan Lewis

Grigory Marinichev

Speakers

Natalia Bakhova

Natalia Bakhova

Head of Trade Finance Department

Credit Bank of Moscow

Natalia Bakhova

Natalia Bakhova

Head of Trade Finance Department at Credit Bank of Moscow

Credit Bank of Moscow

Natalia Bakhova
Vasily Storoguk

Vasily Storoguk

Vasily Storoguk

Chief Financial Officer at Ural Mining & Metallurgical Company

Ural Mining & Metallurgical Company

Sergey Baguzin

Sergey Baguzin

Chief Operating Officer

Treolan

Sergey Baguzin

Sergey Baguzin

Chief Operating Officer at Treolan

Treolan

Why, how and what: Breaking down the transition and adoption of ESG principles in Russia

Mon 27th Sep 2021, 10:45am (Europe/London)

  • Understanding the ‘need’ to transition: What is the upside for Russian corporates who decide to embark on the ESG journey?
  • How are companies, particularly those in extraction industries, preparing themselves for the shift to sustainability, and adopting ESG into their wider business strategies?
  • What are the key factors investors are looking for?
  • Unwrapping the new sustainable finance products available, and understanding the role FIs and DFIs are playing in this growing market.
  • What opportunities will state-developed ESG standards bring and how will they impact the market? What can issuers expect from this?

Speakers

Denis Rozhok

Denis Rozhok

Director, Debt Finance

SIBUR

Denis Rozhok

Denis Rozhok

Director, Debt Finance at SIBUR

SIBUR

Alexander Griaznov

Alexander Griaznov

Director, Corporate Ratings

S&P Global Ratings

Alexander Griaznov

Alexander Griaznov

Director, Corporate Ratings at S&P Global Ratings

S&P Global Ratings

Alexander Griaznov
Edward Kempson

Edward Kempson

Counsel, Global Coordinator of the Sustainable Finance Practice

Latham & Watkins

Edward Kempson

Edward Kempson

Counsel, Global Coordinator of the Sustainable Finance Practice at Latham & Watkins

Latham & Watkins

Edward Kempson
Alexey Ievlev

Alexey Ievlev

Corporate Banking Director

Rosbank

Alexey Ievlev

Alexey Ievlev

Corporate Banking Director at Rosbank

Rosbank

Alexey Ievlev

Rosbank is a universal bank, part of Societe Generale Group. Strategy of Societe Generale is focused on further improvement of client service and maintenance of leadership in innovation, capturing growth through business development, increased synergies, and delivery of sustainable profitability.

Rosbank serves more than 5 mln individual customers in more than 60 regions of Russia. The bank’s regional network numbers around 220 outlets and more than 37 thousand ATMs of partner network, including 1500 of Rosbank’s own ATMs. The Bank of Russia included Rosbank in the list of 12 systemically important banks.

Rosbank has been assigned highest credit ratings by rating agencies ACRA AAA (RU) and RAEX (Expert RA) ruAAA. The Bank has also country ceiling ratings by rating agencies Fitch Ratings (BBB) and Moody’s Investors Service (Baa3). Rosbank is in TOP-3 in the most reliable banks’ ranking (Forbes magazine in 2021) and in the top 10 largest Russian banks (The Banker magazine). Rosbank L'Hermitage Private Banking won the SPEAR's Russia Wealth Management Awards 2020 in the category "Best Foreign Bank in the Russian Federation". Rosbank Depository (SGSS Russia) is recognized the best in categories "Client Service Quality" and "Market Leader" among all European countries with emerging economies (Global Custodian).

Ksenia Kuznetsova

Ksenia Kuznetsova

Executive Director

Gazprombank

Ksenia Kuznetsova

Ksenia Kuznetsova

Executive Director at Gazprombank

Gazprombank

Ksenia Kuznetsova
Dmitry Aksakov

Dmitry Aksakov

Vice President for ESG

VEB.RF

Dmitry Aksakov

Dmitry Aksakov

Vice President for ESG at VEB.RF

VEB.RF

Dmitry Aksakov

Russia’s largest development institution

VEB.RF is a Russia’s national economic development institution. It is a state corporation established by Russian federal law exclusively for the public good. It is a non-commercial, non-profit organization with no shareholders. VEB.RF’s charter capital comprises funds and other property contributed by the Russian Federation; it also receives direct contributions from the Federal Budget. However, it is not a ministry or a state agency, but a special entity, tasked with facilitating a wide range of socio-economic development activities.

In partnership with commercial banks, VEB.RF provides financing for large-scale projects to develop the country’s infrastructure, industrial production and social sphere, strengthen its technological potential and improve quality of life. In mid-2018 VEB.RF was has embarked on a new business model with focus on the following areas: infrastructure, high value-added industry, urban development.

VEB.RF is also a government agent for Russia’s foreign debt, both of the Russian Government and of the former Soviet Union, and the management of certain pension funds through State Trust Management Company (“STMC”), a separate division of VEB.RF.

The highest governing body of VEB.RF is the Supervisory Board chaired by Prime Minister of Russia. VEB.RF coordinates activities of other specific national development institutions.

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Ilya Krasnov

Ilya Krasnov

Head of Corporate Finance

Metalloinvest

Ilya Krasnov

Ilya Krasnov

Head of Corporate Finance at Metalloinvest

Metalloinvest

Ilya Krasnov

Keynote address: Deepening and liquidifying the markets: Spotlight on Uzbekistan’s burgeoning bond market

Mon 27th Sep 2021, 11:30am (Europe/London)

  • What strategies are being implemented to attract increased foreign capital into the country?
  • What are the key challenges and prospects of the corporate bond market in Uzbekistan? What does this journey look like over the next 12-24 months, and what can we expect?

Networking Lunch

Mon 27th Sep 2021, 11:55am (Europe/London)

Lenders taking borrower equity stakes in financing transactions: What is the right balance between lender and borrower interests? What are the risks? Why should it be done?

Mon 27th Sep 2021, 13:15pm (Europe/London)

  • Why has the market seen an increase in the number of transactions with lenders exercising corporate control elements?
  • What options are available to both lenders and borrowers to introduce corporate control elements to financing transactions?
  • How to address the risks of personal and corporate liability?

Speaker

Artjom Buligin

Artjom Buligin

Artjom Buligin

Partner at Herbert Smith Freehills

Artjom is a Russian-qualified lawyer and the head of the banking and finance practice at Herbert Smith Freehills Moscow office. With 15 years of on-the-ground experience in Russia, Artjom has developed deep knowledge of the local market and has been involved in a significant number of complex projects for many Russian and international banks as well as major corporate clients.

His practice focuses on corporate finance in all industry sectors, restructuring and insolvency, project finance, real estate finance, bank regulatory and on financing aspects of M&A transactions. In recent years Artjom has worked extensively with dispute resolution partners to develop cross-border restructuring and debt enforcement and recovery practice, using a combination of transactional and contentious approaches.

Artjom's clients describe him as a “constructive negotiator," who offers clients "good commercial understanding”.

Herbert Smith Freehills

Artjom Buligin

Eurobonds vs. RUB bonds: How are debut issuers and emerging corporate issuers weighing up the pros and cons of local, regional and international markets?

Mon 27th Sep 2021, 13:45pm (Europe/London)

  • Analysing where and how debut issuers and emerging corporate issuers can raise competitively priced debt
  • Size, volume and pricing: How liquid are the Rouble markets? Who can issue in Roubles?
  • Eurobond vs. RUB: How are issuers from CIS assessing which market to issue in?
  • What is driving issuance into RUB markets from issuers in the CIS?

Moderator

Alexander Bulgakov

Alexander Bulgakov

Executive Director, Debt Capital Markets

Raiffeisen Bank

Alexander Bulgakov

Alexander Bulgakov

Executive Director, Debt Capital Markets at Raiffeisen Bank

Raiffeisen Bank

Alexander Bulgakov

Raiffeisenbank is a subsidiary of Raiffeisen Bank International AG. Raiffeisenbank is one of the most reliable Russian banks, which creates financial solutions for private and corporate clients, residents and non-residents of the Russian Federation. According to

Interfax-CEA, Raiffeisen Bank ranks 10th in terms of assets for 9 months of 2020, 7th in terms of funds of individuals and 12th in terms of loans to individuals. Forbes magazine acknowledged Raiffeisenbank as the most reliable and the best bank in Russia in 2020.

Raiffeisen Bank International AG is the leading corporate and investment Bank in the financial markets of Austria and Central and Eastern Europe. In Central and Eastern Europe, Raiffeisen Bank International is represented in 13 markets and provides a wide range of financial services, including leasing, asset management and m&a support. Over 46,000 employees serve 16.8 mn customers in around 2,000 locations, most of which are located in Central and Eastern Europe. Raiffeisen Bank International shares are listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange.

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Speakers

Ravil Yusipov

Ravil Yusipov

Chief Investment Officer, Deputy CEO

TransFinGroup Asset Management

Ravil Yusipov

Ravil Yusipov

Chief Investment Officer, Deputy CEO at TransFinGroup Asset Management

Chief Investment Officer (Deputy CEO). Have experience in Russian stock market for more than 15 years, in TFG AM since 2006. Main focus - FI, PPP, ABS/RMBS, Structured notes. Graduated Moscow Mining University with Bachelor degree in 1997, The University of Nottingham with Master degree in 1998, holds PhD in Economics since 2001.

TFG AM is top 10 AM company in Russia specializing in Pension Funds Assets. TFG AM recognized as a leading FI house in Russia by various market participants and agencies.

TransFinGroup Asset Management

Alexander Smirnov

Alexander Smirnov

Director, Corporate Finance & Treasury Department

MTS

Alexander Smirnov

Alexander Smirnov

Director, Corporate Finance & Treasury Department at MTS

MTS

Alexey Tretyakov

Alexey Tretyakov

Alexey Tretyakov

Chief Executive Officer at Aricapital Asset Management

Alexey Tretyakov - Founder & CEO Aricapital Asset Management since Jan 2013 (The First Russian fixed income mutual fund specialized on active investing in global bonds)

2008-2012 - Head of department of operations on financial markets at NOMOS-Bank

2001-2008 - Analyst, Head of fixed income reasearch, Deputy Head of sales at Bank Zenit

Aricapital Asset Management

Andrey Alexeev

Andrey Alexeev

Executive Director, DCM

Gazprombank

Andrey Alexeev

Andrey Alexeev

Executive Director, DCM at Gazprombank

Gazprombank

Andrey Alexeev
Azizbek Shukurov

Azizbek Shukurov

Azizbek Shukurov

Vice Chairman at UzAutoSanoat

UzAutoSanoat

Infrastructure and project finance in Russia: How to attract more commercial lenders to the market

Mon 27th Sep 2021, 14:30pm (Europe/London)

  • Attracting commercial lenders to projects: Are Russian project finance deals bankable?
  • How can both international and local lenders increase their involvement in these large infrastructure deals?
  • What role are ECAs and DFIs playing in the project finance landscape?
  • Understanding the growing role of PPPs in attracting investment to infrastructure projects
  • How to attract more commercial banks into the Project Finance Factory and how to make deals bankable: What opportunities does this bring?

Moderator

Dmitry Gubarev

Dmitry Gubarev

Dmitry Gubarev

Partner at Herbert Smith Freehills

Dmitry has a focus on syndicated lending and debt restructurings in the Russian market. Dmitry represents international and Russian banks and corporations on all types of financing transactions in Russia and other CIS countries, including syndicated loans, real estate and infrastructure financings, pre-export financings and structured products.

Consistently recognised as a leading Finance lawyer in the Russian market, clients describe Dmitry as "proactive and dynamic" and a “very strong negotiator," according to Chambers Global. Legal 500 sources comment that he “impresses with his helpfulness, knowledge and professionalism” and note his “excellent knowledge of English and Russian law and his ability to provide effective solutions during tough negotiations.

Herbert Smith Freehills

Dmitry Gubarev

Speakers

Yuri Korsun

Yuri Korsun

Deputy Chairman

VEB.RF

Yuri Korsun

Yuri Korsun

Deputy Chairman at VEB.RF

Year And Place Of Birth

Born on May 29, 1970 in Leningrad.

Information About Vocational Education

A.B. Freeman School of Business; Tulane University, 1999; MBA degree, specialization – finance and financial management. St. Petersburg State University, 1995; Faculty of Philology.

Professional Background

1990 - 1994 - Information Technology Manager (SGS, S.A.)

1995 - 1997 - Corporate Account Manager, Xerox Corp.

1997 - 2000 - Business Consultant, Headquarters for Emerging Markets, Xerox Corp. (USA)

2001 - 2005 - Corporate Account Manager, Citibank.

2005 - 2007 - Corporate Director, ABN AMRO.

2007 - 2009 - Head of Structured Credit Products, Alfa-Bank.

2009 - 2018 - Senior Managing Director, Head of Structural Credit Products, PJSC Sberbank.

From April 2018 - Deputy Chairman of VEB.RF.

VEB.RF

Yuri Korsun

Russia’s largest development institution

VEB.RF is a Russia’s national economic development institution. It is a state corporation established by Russian federal law exclusively for the public good. It is a non-commercial, non-profit organization with no shareholders. VEB.RF’s charter capital comprises funds and other property contributed by the Russian Federation; it also receives direct contributions from the Federal Budget. However, it is not a ministry or a state agency, but a special entity, tasked with facilitating a wide range of socio-economic development activities.

In partnership with commercial banks, VEB.RF provides financing for large-scale projects to develop the country’s infrastructure, industrial production and social sphere, strengthen its technological potential and improve quality of life. In mid-2018 VEB.RF was has embarked on a new business model with focus on the following areas: infrastructure, high value-added industry, urban development.

VEB.RF is also a government agent for Russia’s foreign debt, both of the Russian Government and of the former Soviet Union, and the management of certain pension funds through State Trust Management Company (“STMC”), a separate division of VEB.RF.

The highest governing body of VEB.RF is the Supervisory Board chaired by Prime Minister of Russia. VEB.RF coordinates activities of other specific national development institutions.

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Liya Grishaeva

Liya Grishaeva

Managing Director, Legal Support of Export Projects

EXIAR

Liya Grishaeva

Liya Grishaeva

Managing Director, Legal Support of Export Projects at EXIAR

EXIAR

Yulia Shkhiyantz

Yulia Shkhiyantz

Yulia Shkhiyantz

Chief Financial Officer at United Metallurgical Company (OMK)

United Metallurgical Company (OMK)

Denis Shanurenkov

Denis Shanurenkov

Managing Director, Head of Syndications and Structuring

Sberbank

Denis Shanurenkov

Denis Shanurenkov

Managing Director, Head of Syndications and Structuring at Sberbank

Over 10 years of managerial experience in banking. Before joining Sberbank Denis headed Structured finance Department at Alfa Bank, with main focus on the arrangement of syndicated loans to largest corporate clients, on the project finance and on the structured loan solutions.

Before Alfa Bank Denis was a co-head of Bonds and Loans Origination team at Commerzbank’s Moscow office. Joined Sberbank in 2010.

Denis has an MBA degree from Emory University, Atlanta, USA.

Sberbank

Denis Shanurenkov

Chairperson’s closing remarks and close of conference

Mon 27th Sep 2021, 15:15pm (Europe/London)

Platinum Sponsor

Sberbank

Gold Sponsors

Gazprombank Credit Bank of Moscow Raiffeisen Bank Sovcombank

ESG Partner

VEB.RF

Silver Sponsors

Crédit Agricole CIB Emirates NBD Herbert Smith Freehills Mashreqbank

Bronze Sponsors

Alfa Bank Allen & Overy ING Intesa Sanpaolo Latham & Watkins Morgan Lewis Rosbank S&P Global Ratings Vienna Stock Exchange (Wiener Börse)

Corporate Sponsors

Delo Group Gazprom Neft GV Gold MMK Metalloinvest Nordgold Segezha Group Severstal Slavneft Tatneft TMK

Supporting Partners

CCI France Russie (Franco-Russian Chamber of Commerce) Russian Association of Corporate Treasurers