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Movchan's Group

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

25


years

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 more than 25-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 ≈ 20%

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.

Team

Movchan team

Andrey Movchan

Managing Partner

Movchan's Group

London, Nicosia, Moscow

Well-known economist, financier and investment manager. Former Executive Director of Russia's largest investment Bank «Troika Dialog», the founder and Chairman of the Board of the group «Renaissance Investment Management» with assets under management of $7 billion, the founder of «Third Rome». Expert of the Carnegie Foundation Economic program. Winner of many awards and honors, in particular, «Best asset manager» according to Russian Forbes, «Best CEO of the asset management company» according to RBC, «Legend of the industry» according to SPEAR's, «Manager of the year» according to RBC, etc. Author of the book «Russia in the era of post-truth», many articles and lectures on Economics and Finance. He was twice given «Presszvanie» award for his contribution to business journalism. Graduate of Moscow State University of Lomonosov, Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation, and University of Chicago (Booth School of Business).

Movchan team

Alexander Ovchinnikov

Partner, Portfolio Manager, fixed-income strategy

Movchan Advisers

Nicosia, Grand Cayman

One of the recognized Russian experts with more than 30 years of experience in the financial markets. Since 1993, within the Central Bank of Russia Alexander participated in the creation and development of the Russian sovereign debt market. Then he headed the debt market analysis team of Troika Dialog. Since 2000, he headed the analytical, and trade divisions, was engaged in asset management in the largest Russian and international banks. In 2008 he rejoined Troika Dialog (after 2012 known as Sberbank-CIB). As a Vice-President, he led a project to modernize the Russian debt market. He has a degree of the Financial Academy in international economic relations, a diploma from the Moscow Aviation Institute, diplomas from FRB NY and Carnegie Mellon University.

Movchan team

Elena Chirkova

Partner, Portfolio Manager, value investing strategy

Movchan's Group

Nicosia, Grand Cayman

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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Michael Portnoy

Portfolio Manager, ultrashort option strategy

Movchan's Group

Moscow, Los-Angeles

Specialist in absolute return and market-neutral strategies in futures and options markets. 23 years of experience in financial markets, of which 12 years of experience in analysis and development of trading strategies and in systematic trading of equities and derivatives, and 7 years of experience in selection, analysis and management of hedge-fund portfolios and portfolios of absolute return strategies in global financial and commodities markets. Worked at major Russian banks and wealth management firms: Alfa-Bank, Bank URALSIB, GHP Group, UK MDM, Alfa Capital; headed departments of Global Markets, Hedge Funds and CTAs. Graduated from Baruch College CUNY (Finance & Investments).

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Rafael Nagapetyants

Partner

Movchan's Group

London, Moscow

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. 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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Julia Prokofieva

Head of Consulting Movchan Consultants

Nicosia, Moscow

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. 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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Eugeniu Kireu

Head of Analytics

Movchan Consultants

Nicosia, Moscow

Leading analyst of the Movchan’s Group, who has been supporting the formation of the group’s investment portfolio since its inception. Specializes in analyzing the debt markets. Conducts research activities, is the author of articles for reputable economic organizations, including the Carnegie Foundation. Graduated with honors from the Faculty of Economic Sciences of the Higher School of Economics, Eudzheniu is also a CFA candidate.

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Maria Sazhina

Head of Operations

Movchan Consultants

Moscow

Engaged in supporting and accompanying investors in the process of compliance and long-term development of relationships with partners and financial institutions. Master of the program “Financial Economics and Monetary Regulation” of the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation, has a certificate of a specialist in the securities market of the Federal Financial Markets Service 1.0.

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Anastasia Ovchinnikova

Head of Operations

Movhan’s Group

Nicosia

Has 15-years experience in business administration in the investment sector of Russian and international banks. Headed business administration area at MDM Bank and subsequently supported investment transactions and projects at Morgan Stanley and JP Morgan Chase. Held the position of Project-manager of the Administrative Department of a subsidiary financial unit of one from the largest Russian oil corporations. Graduated from the University of Central Arkansas, USA, has an MBA degree from the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy.

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Irina Naumova

Нead of Marketing

Movchan Consultants

Nicosia, Moscow

Previously worked in a Private Banking division of Raiffeisenbank and also was engaged in PR and promotion of private projects in the field of art and charity. Has an honors degree in International Management and Business Administration of the State University of Management (Russia) and JAMK University Applied Science (Finland).

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Bakytjan Mergembaev

Director of Movchan Management

Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan

As Deputy General Director of Advantage Kazakhstan Bakytjan Mergembaev headed the project of registering the company and obtaining the operating license at the AIFC (Astana International Financial Center); was responsible for interaction with the AIFC on operational and administrative matters; experienced in facilitating interaction with the government authorities in Kazakhstan in relation to issues of compliance with the legal and regulatory requirements; earned a Bachelor's degree in Political Science and International Relations from Nazarbayev University.

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Zhadra Abdullina

Head of KYC & AML department

Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan

9 years of professional experience as a lawyer in Kazakhstan; 7 years as Head of Operational and Legal Support at a leading company in Kazakhstan, providing services to large foreign oil and gas companies: NCOC, ENI, KPO, Tengizchevroil. Zhadra Abdullina graduated with honors from M. Narikbayev KAZGUU University, the top law university in Kazakhstan; has a Bachelor of International Law and Master of Civil Law degrees; completed training in compliance, specifically in anti-money laundering; holds responsibilities in supporting investors during the compliance process at Movchan Management.

Partners

We work only with the best and proven providers, we establish contacts around the world looking for optimal conditions for our clients.

Experience, reputation, reliability - these are the criteria that guide us in establishing cooperation without counterparties.

We are not agents of providers and we do not receive any intermediary commissions. We always promote the interests of clients.

UBS

UBS works with private clients, institutions and corporations around the world to help answer some of life's questions – whether through expert wealth management advice, investment banking and asset management expertise, or general banking advice in Switzerland.

Northern Trust

Northern Trust is a preeminent global financial institution that provides asset servicing, investment management and wealth management services for institutions, high-net-worth individuals and families. Northern Trust has 85 offices in USA and 20 international offices in Europe, the Middle East, and the Asia Pacific. One of the twenty largest banks in the United States.

Apex Fund Services (Group) Ltd.

Apex Group Ltd, established in Bermuda in 2003, is one of the world’s largest fund administrators. Apex has continually improved and evolved its product suite by surrounding these core administrative services with additional products spanning the full value chain; from middle office and corporate services to custody and depositary solutions.

Deloitte

Deloitte, is a multinational professional services network. Deloitte is one of the Big Four accounting organizations and the largest professional services network in the world by revenue and number of professionals, with headquarters in London, England. Deloitte provides audit, consulting, financial advisory, risk advisory, tax, and legal services.

Maples Group

Leading international law firm, advising on the laws of the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Ireland, Jersey and Luxembourg. They are market leaders in the provision of legal, fiduciary, fund, regulatory and compliance and entity formation and management services, with expertise across a range of jurisdictions, sectors and disciplines.

Emerging Asset Management

Emerging Asset Management Ltd. (“EAM”) manages fund platforms domiciled in Bermuda and the Cayman Islands. Emerging Asset Management Ltd. was set up with the key mission to provide emerging managers a cost effective, full turn-key solution with the aim of helping them launch successful funds and keeping their total expense ratio (TER) down.

EXANTE

EXANTE is an International investment services company established in 2011 that offers global multi-asset financial services, including direct access to a wide range of financial markets in the US, European Union and Asia-Pacific. EXANTE team is made up of more than 400 IT and finance specialists from all over the world, each contributing their own expertise to provide the highest quality of service available.

NOA Circle

NOA was founded in Nicosia (CY) by an international team of professionals aiming to provide a wide range of specialized services to Corporate and Private Clients, Funds, Financial Services etc. Company's goal is to use our global network and experience to assist clients whose operations transcend national borders and industries and provide them with unique solutions.

Collas Crill

An offshore law firm with offices in London, Singapore, Jersey, Guernsey, Cayman Islands and BVI. The company offers the full range of legal and advisory in banking, finance, capital markets, property, immigration etc. and strives to build strong global presence and reputation.

Korelis & Co. LLC

Korelis & Co. LLC is a Cyprus law firm founded in 2010 specialising in corporate, banking and commercial law, with the capability of providing a full range of legal services delivered at utmost standards to clients throughout the globe, either through its attorneys and legal consultants, or through its network of professional law representatives worldwide.