Movchan's Group

we have been working in the international financial market
and developing an expertise
in investment services for more than



Every branch offers qualified support regarding investors’ needs, while the Group global outreach provides complex services with access to unique products and international providers.

Movchan’s Group is a partnership, uniting investment managers and entrepreneurs with a 30-year experience in the financial market. Our team includes experienced lawyers, analysts, and specialists in business structuring and development.

Movchan Andrei

Experience, that we can share

During the past 25 years, we have been active players in the international securities market. We managed commercial and investment banks, asset management companies, family offices, and investment funds. We have created dozens of market-beating investment strategies and successfully manage them through good and bad times; we know legal, tax and technical specificities of investment in Russia and other jurisdictions. We developed a wide network of contacts and found a common language with the best lawyers, administrators, and tax consultants.

Modern markets get noticeably more complicated: KYC (Know Your Customer) requirements are getting tougher; people are more skeptical towards investors from Russia, and new information exchange systems limit those, whose investment portfolio is not organized well.

Due to an abundance of free capital in the global financial markets it is getting harder to find good investment opportunities; markets are getting more expensive and volatility and corrections are inevitable; more and more offers and products with “casino-style” traits emerge on the market, while more and more managers ignore hidden risks. Due to the complication of the business professional financial institutes deny service to small clients and to residents of a country with a "complex" jurisprudence.

On this background, our experience, knowledge and market positioning become an invaluable asset, which can protect investments from various risks and significantly improve investment results. We are more than happy to provide our clients, colleagues and all investors with our advice and services of structuring investments, financial, investment and technical expertise work with providers and other related areas.

Sincerely yours,
Andrey Movchan
СEO Movchan's Group

“Avoid taking advice from someone who gives advice for a living, unless there is a penalty for their advice.”

Nassim Nicolas Taleb,
“Skin In The Game”

the share of partners’ proprietary capital in the assets under management is ≈ 30%

Movchan’s Group shares the profit from investments with its clients as long as the risk

Partners invite new investors to join and manage their money together only if they have already tested the product. Their share in investment products always remains significant.


Movchan team

Andrey Movchan

CEO Movchan's Group

Best asset manager according to Forbes, best CEO of the asset management company, executive manager of the year according to RBC, Stock Market Legend according to Spear’s magazine. Previously the founder and Chairman of the Board of the group «Renaissance Investment Management» with acts under the management of $7 billion, CEO of the bank «Renaissance credit», the founder of «Third Rome», executive director of «Troika Dialog». Headed the Carnegie Foundation Economic program. Graduate of Moscow State University of Lomonosov, Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation, and University of Chicago (Booth School of Business).

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Alexander Ovchinnikov

CIO Movchan's Group

One of the recognized experts on the debt markets with more than 25 years of experience. Headed the analytical and trade divisions in the largest Russian and international banks. In 2009 initiated a project to modernize the Russian debt market, leading it as a Vice-President of the «Troika Dialog» in cooperation with the Ministry of Finance and the Russian Central Bank. Has a degree of the Financial Academy, MAI, FFMS certificates and programs of FRB NY, Carnegie Mellon University.

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Julia Prokofieva

Head of Consulting Movchan Consultants

An expert in corporate management of credit institutions with an experience of more than 10 years. At the beginning of her executive career she specialized in the emission of securities, implementation of risk management systems and Basel-3 requirements in leading Russian banks. Nowadays her qualification in private consulting in the sphere of wealth management and investment structuring is recognized by many Russian and international investors. Graduate of the Plekhanov Russian University of Economics, The Russian Academy of Justice and a certified specialist in securities market according to FFMS (The Federal Financial Markets Service).

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Michael Portnoy


Movchan's Group

Michael Portnoy has more than 23 years of experience in financial markets. He started his career in New York and continued in Moscow working in the largest Russian banks and asset management companies such as Alfa Bank, Uralsib, Alfa Capital.  He became a  well-recognized expert in developing investment products and strategies on global financial and commodity markets and successfully promoted management strategies for derivatives and alternative investment markets. Michael has a diploma in Finance and Investments of Baruch College at the University of New York.

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Michael Korelis

Director of Movchan Advisers

Was admitted to the Cyprus Bar Association, he has extensive experience in corporate, tax and commercial law and has managed to build up the firm’s corporate practice into a very reputable one. He specializes in the drafting of commercial and corporate agreements and supervises the legal due diligence and proper completion of corporate transactions, including re-organizations and corporate restructurings, secured financings transactions, rights issues, mergers, and acquisitions.

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Elena Chirkova


Movchan's Group

A specialist on corporate finance, financial markets and valuation with 28 years of experience. Has experience in investment banking, asset management and financial advisory. Former positions include the head of Equity Financing Division of the Bank of Moscow, an advisor to Rothschild Investment Bank, a director of Corporate Finance Department of Deloitte, a vice president at the investment banking division of Troika Dialog brokerage firm, and Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the Economics Department of Harvard University. Teaches at the School of Finance of the Higher School for Economics (Moscow). Has popular and scholarly publications on financial matters. The author of nine books on finance and economics including “The Warren Buffett Philosophy of Investment” released in 2015 by the USA publisher McGraw-Hill (in English). Graduated from the Economics Department of the Moscow State University. Also studied at Claremont Graduate School (California, USA). Holds PhD in Economics.

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Rafael Nagapetyants


Movchan's Group

Expert in investment banking, sale of business, mergers, and acquisitions. He led the corporate finance division at Alfa Bank and the investment business at Societe Generale, successfully completed dozens of major transactions in the market (RusHydro and Interrao, Europa Plus, Air Union, Mosenergosbyt). As a Vice-President and a member of the Board of AFK Sistema, he was engaged in the search and initiation of the company's investments in various sectors, and the implementation of the strategies for Russian and international developing companies that were the part of the holding. Currently, he is developing Movchan’s Group presence on the international market, and he is also a member of the Board of Directors of Sterion JSC and the Relevan Media group of companies. Professor of Economics, graduate of Moscow State University, Finance Academy under the Government of the Russian Federation. He held advanced training in the sphere of capital markets and corporate finance at Oxford and the Institute of Finance in Amsterdam.

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Sergei Potapov

Partner Movchan's Group

Operational Director

Sergei has a wide experience in working for Russian and international investment companies and commercial banks since 1996. Before joining Movchan’s Group, Sergey was a head of an international investment company in Cyprus, held senior positions in Nomos Bank Asset Management in Moscow, a daughter company of Nomos Bank on managing investment funds and portfolios. Sergei is certified as a charted professional in securities and financial markets in both Russia and Cyprus. Sergei has a degree in economics by Moscow state open university.


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