VTB Capital appoints head of global markets for Asia Pacific

VTB Capital has appointed Dimitrios Kavvathas as head of global markets for Asia Pacific. In his role, Kavvathas will be responsible for managing, expanding and further developing VTB Capital’s sales, trading and origination capabilities in the region. He will be based in Hong Kong.

PRESS RELEASE

VTB Capital has appointed Dimitrios Kavvathas as Head of Global Markets for Asia Pacific. In his role, Dimitrios will be responsible for managing, expanding and further developing VTB Capital’s sales, trading and origination capabilities in the region. He will be based in Hong Kong.

Dimitrios brings with him over ten years of experience in the financial services industry. He joins VTB Capital after having recently retired from Goldman Sachs where he was promoted to Partner in 2008 and held several senior positions from 2001 – 2013. From 2009, he had worked on the Asia Pacific Securities Division Operating Committee as the co-Head of Asia Pacific ex-Japan Securities Distribution and Asia Pacific Head of Structuring. In 2012 he was appointed to the Board of Directors of Goldman Sachs, Asia LLC.

Having been awarded his PhD in Economics from the University of Chicago in 2001, he has also been appointed as an adjunct professor to the School of Economics and Finance at the University of Hong Kong.

VTB Capital is committed to developing its Asian franchise and it continues to hire the best talent through its recent appointments to achieve its goals.

Vitaly Bouzoveria, Global Head of Fixed Income at VTB Capital, noted: “The Asia Pacific region is of key importance for VTB Capital’s business development. As part of our strategy to grow the fixed income business, it is essential that our team is being reinforced with such experienced professionals like Dimitrios Kavvathas.”

Mark Richardson, acting Global Head of Equities at VTB Capital, said: “Dimitrios Kavvathas is one of the most talented professionals in the financial markets. His multi-asset class experience and in-depth knowledge of local markets will help further expand VTB Capital’s business activities across the region.”

VTB Capital, the Investment Business of VTB Group, is one of the three strategic business arms of VTB Group, along with the corporate and retail businesses. Since its foundation in 2008, VTB Capital has taken part in more than 430 ECM and DCM deals, which were instrumental in attracting more than USD 183bn worth of investments to Russia and CIS.

VTB Capital offers a full range of investment banking products and services to Russian and international clients, focusing on arranging operations in the debt, equity, global commodities markets, developing investment and asset
management, advising clients on M&A and ECM deals in Russia and abroad. VTB Capital operates in Moscow, London, Singapore, Dubai, Hong Kong, Sofia, New York, Paris and Vienna, with headquarters in Moscow.

VTB Capital holds top positions in the debt and equity capital markets in Russia and CIS according to the league tables for 2011 and 2012 by Dealogic and Bloomberg. In 2011 and 2012 VTB Capital research team was ranked #1 in Thomson Reuters Extel Survey and Institutional Investor All-Russia Investor Survey.

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