19 March 2018
Renaissance Capital named Best Bank in Frontier Markets 2018

Global Finance magazine recognizes the Firm after a landmark year

London and Moscow, 16 March 2018 - Renaissance Capital, a leading emerging and frontier markets investment bank, is delighted to announce that it has been named the Best in Frontier Markets in 2018 by Global Finance magazine.

The award highlights Renaissance Capital’s unrivalled frontier markets offering and comes after a strong 2017, when the Firm continued to solidify its presence in the core markets. The Firm’s activities included among others launching operations in Cairo, Egypt; successful frontier markets bond issuances on behalf of Kazakhstan Temir Zholy (Kazakhstan), Eurotorg (Belarus) and Fidelity Bank (Nigeria); and hosting annual conferences in Nigeria, Kenya, as well as other frontier and emerging countries.

Ruslan Babaev, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Renaissance Capital, commented: “We are honored to be recognized as the Best in Frontier Markets. This is a testament to our unique pool of key geographies, which provides a great platform to lead the global investment charge into untapped and exciting markets. We look forward to building on this success and taking our momentum into 2018 and beyond.”

Anna Vyshlova, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Renaissance Capital, added: “Our team around the world continues to exceed expectations and deliver outstanding results for our clients. Frontier markets are our core expertise and therefore to be awarded in this category is a remarkable recognition of our work and achievements.”

Joseph D. Giarraputo, publisher and editorial director of Global Finance, commented on the awards: “The investment banks that win our annual awards show exceptional depth of market understanding and service excellence.”

Global Finance editors, with input from industry experts, used a series of criteria - including market share, number and size of deals, service and advice, structuring capabilities, distribution network, efforts to address market conditions, innovation, pricing, after-market performance of underwritings and market reputation - to score and select winners, based on a proprietary algorithm.

The full set of results and the official press release from Global Finance can be found on the Global Finance website.