RDIF Discussed Russian Investment Plans with Leading Investment Companies and Funds

Press release, 21.06.2013

In June 2013 the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) organized a panel discussion on “Russian Investment Program: risks and opportunities” at the Saint-Petersburg International Economic Forum. Leading representatives from the international investment community, including the biggest public-private funds established with Russian support, spoke during the event. These included

  • Vladimir Dmitriev, Chairman, State Corporation “Bank for development and foreign economic affairs (Vnesheconombank)”
  • Kirill Dmitriev, CEO, Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF)
  • Tadashi Maeda, Managing Director, Japan Bank for International Cooperation
  • Gao Xiqing, Deputy Chairman and President, China Investment Corporation
  • Martin Stanley, Chairman, Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets
  • Daniel Truell, Chief Investment Officer, the Wellcome Trust
  • Stephen Peel, Managing Partner, Asia Head, TPG Capital
  • Joseph Shull, Managing Director, European Head, Warburg Pincus
  • Dimitris Tsitsiragos, Vice President for Europe and Central Asia, Middle East and North Africa, International Finance Corporation

Key topics discussed included the medium-term trends in direct foreign and domestic investment and how to fuel its further expansion. RDIF CEO, Kirill Dmitriev, presented a report on the opportunities and advantages of investing in Russia, discussing the continued reform and economic progress in the country alongside the situation elsewhere in the global economy. Over the course of the debate investors spoke about their vision for the investment climate in Russia, suggested further potential reforms and the most attractive sectors to invest in.

RDIF CEO, Kirill Dmitriev, said, “With Russian GDP predicted to grow significantly from two to more than three billion USD between 2011 and 2017, investors are focused on projects that benefit from growing consumer demand in Russia and resources and logistics providers who can support to these ventures. We are keen to find out which opportunities our existing and potential partners find most attractive and how we can further enhance the ease of doing business in Russia.”

The recording of the discussion in Russian and in English can be accessed at:

http://www.forumspb.com/ru/sections/19/materials/190/sessions/368#translation

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Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) was established in June 2011 to make equity co-investments primarily in Russia alongside reputable international financial and strategic investors. Based in Moscow, RDIF’s management company is a 100% subsidiary of Vnesheconombank. Further information at www.rdif.ru

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