THE PARTNER OF THE UCP INVESTMENT GROUP TOOK PART IN THE ST. PETERSBURG INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC FORUM (SPIEF’18)

Ms. Elena Sapozhnikova spoke at the SPIEF’18 session titled “Small and Medium Size Enterprises: Priorities Are Set, How to Achieve Them?”. The following session participants shared their views on the development of entrepreneurship and small businesses: Anatoly Aksakov, Chairman of the Financial Market Committee of the State Duma, Alexander Braverman, General Director - Chairman of the Board of SME Corporation, Markus Jürger, CEO of German Association of Small and Medium Businesses (BVMW), Alexander Kalinin, President of OPORA OF RUSSIA Association, Vittorio Torrembini, Vice President of the Italian Businessmen in Russia Association (GIM Unimpresa) and others.

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Mikhail Trofimov: Lessons from the Fed. Why policy of US regulator is not a threat for Russia

Many investors and analysts are concerned with the ongoing unwinding of balance sheet by the Fed. In their view, this could cause a collapse in the global stock markets. The article discusses why these fears are groundless and what are the lessons to be learnt by the Russian authorities from the Fed?

In the fourth quarter of 2017, the US Federal Reserve system started downsizing financial assets on its balance sheet such as US treasuries and mortgage backed securities that were purchased during 2008-2014 quantitative easing (QE) program. According to plans, the US regulator will sell these securities at a much more slow pace than it used to buy them: in the next three years the Fed will get rid of assets with a total worth of $ 2.2 trillion.

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Interview: UCP Sets Out Strategy Behind Indian Refinery Buy

The acquisition this year of Essar Oil (EOL), India's second-largest refiner, was the largest M&A deal in India over the last decade. The $12.9 billion purchase was made by Russian oil giant Rosneft and a consortium of Russia's UCP Investment Group and international commodity trader Trafigura. EOL comprises the 400,000 barrel per day Vadinar refinery in Gujarat, the westernmost Indian province, retail fuel outlets and the Vadinar port (NC Oct.19'17). In an interview with Nefte Compass, Elena Sapozhnikova, UCP partner and EOL new board member, explains why the asset is attractive for UCP and what it expects to achieve from the investment?

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Financial success in the Ruble market

There is a genre in modern literature that might best be described as ”gurus of the financial markets give advice on how to become successful quickly”. Books published by famous investors, financiers as well as other security analysts and experts in the inner workings of the stock markets easily find themselves among top best sellers. Nassim Taleb, Warren Buffett, Jordan Belfort – these are the names that trigger readers’ associations of jingling coins and rustling dollar bills. Read more...