RDIF to organise a panel session “Investor heatmap: shifting strategies for private equity and sovereign wealth” during SPIEF-2014

Press release, 22.05.2014
St. Petersburg, May 22, 2014 – The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) is set to organise a panel session entitled “Investor heatmap: shifting strategies for private equity and sovereign wealth”. The panel session will take place at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2014. As part of the session, the speakers will discuss different approaches to investment strategy development applicable to large institutional investors as well as necessary measures to be taken by the government in order to bring more FDI into the Russian economy.
The session will be moderated by the Dean of the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences at St. Petersburg State University - Alexei Kudrin.
The panel will consist of the following experts:
  • Bader Muhammad Al-Sa’ad, Managing Director, Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA);
  • Laurent Vigier, CEO, CDC International Capital;
  • Kirill Dmitriev, CEO, Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF);
  • Vladimir Dmitriev, Chairman, State Corporation Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs (Vnesheconombank);
  • Manabu Kato, Chief Representative at the Moscow Office of the Japanese Bank for International Cooperation;
  • Ding Xuedong, Chairman of the Board, CEO, China Investment Corporation.
  • Maurizio Tamagnini, CEO, Fondo Strategico Italiano;
  • Hendrik du Toit, CEO, Investec Asset Management;
  • Heung-Sik Choo, Chief Investment Officer, Korea Investment Corporation;
The session will take place on Friday May 23rd at 09.45 (St. Petersburg time) in the Conference Hall 8.3 (Pavilion 8) and admission is free. A live broadcast of the session will be available on Russia-24 channel and additionally on the website of the SPIEF (https://forumspb.com/en/).
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Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) was established in 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 rdif.ru.
Media contacts:
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Russian Direct Investment Fund 
Director, Media Relations Department 
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Mobile: +7 964 726 17 73 
E-mail: mm@rdif.ru

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