Master in Applied Maths & Computer Science from Moscow State University. MA in Economics from New Economic School, Moscow, Russia. CFA Charterholder.
First 3 years - sell side research (first equity, then fixed income).
Next 3 years - buy side, equity & HFs (first analyst, then fund manager).
Ever since - Private Banking, all asset classes, fund selection, FoF manager, ETF strategies; some single stock mandates and M&A advisory (biotech/pharma, IT, resource juniors).
Renaissance Investment Management, HSBC, Raiffeisenbank Austria. Currently PM at Leon Multi-Family Office (Russia/Cyprus).
I am a portfolio manager managing a small investment fund. I have 30+ years of experience having managed institutional long-only assets from 1985-1998 and then managed a hedge fund after. My primary focus is to find mid-to-large cap growth stocks experiencing positive fundamental change. Historically once a situation begins to change in either direction, the street tends to underestimate the magnitude of that change. I also will buy special situations or improved industry environment stories. The primary growth areas of past few years have centered in health care, technology and in certain consumer discretionary names like Starbucks for instance.