Chris Weafer, the former chief strategist at UralSib Financial Corp. in Moscow, has been hired by brokerage Troika Dialog, according to two people familiar with the matter.
Chris Weafer has left his position as chief strategist at the investment banking unit of OAO Sberbank, bringing to an end his second stint at the subsidiary of Russia’s largest lender.
The Micex Index was unchanged as preferred shares of OAO Surgutneftegas rose before the dividend cut-off date and as the U.S. and European Union warned of potential new sanctions against Russia.
Global investors including BlackRock Inc. are gathering in Moscow as firms seek to balance opportunities in Russia against the threat of fresh sanctions over the conflict in Ukraine.
Chris Weafer, chief strategist at ING Bank NV in Moscow, comments on the effect U.S. debt talks will have on stock markets and emerging markets. He spoke in a telephone interview from London today.
Ukraine stepped up air patrols over Donetsk as a convoy of pro-Russian rebels moved through the city with an anti-aircraft gun in tow, threatening renewed violence after clashes left dozens dead.
Russia-focused funds received the biggest inflows on record as investors bet BP Plc’s share swap with state-run OAO Rosneft will attract more money to the world’s largest energy exporter.
The presidents of China and Russia failed to sign a $400 billion gas supply deal at a meeting yesterday in Shanghai, prolonging negotiations that started more than 10 years ago.
"I do not think the Russian state brokers will close in London but we should see a slowdown."
- Chris Weafer on Jul 30, 2014