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 more than 25-year experience in the financial market. Our team includes experienced lawyers, analysts, and specialists in business structuring and development.
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.
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”
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.
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).
Partner, Portfolio Manager
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.
Partner, Portfolio Manager
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.
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.
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.
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. 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).
Head of Analytics
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.
Head of Operations
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.
Head of Operations
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.
Нead of Marketing
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).
Director of Movchan Management
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.
Head of KYC & AML department
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.
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