Ukrainian Investment Roadshow attracts heightened interest from the City of London
On March 20-21, the Millennium Mayfair Hotel in the heart of London played host to the Ukrainian Investment Roadshow, organised by Stephen Butler and the Strategy Council.
Over 150 delegates were in attendance, including 15 different institutional investors, many of whom are current holders of Ukrainian corporate bonds and equities. They included: Allianz Global Investors, Argentem Creek Partners, Ashmore Group, Barings, Blue Bay Asset Management, Exito Partners, HSBC, K Hartwell Invest, Morgan Stanley, Old Mutual Global Investments, Pioneer Investments and Threadneedle Asset Management.
Their presence and active participation led to frank discussion regarding the limited number of quality Ukrainian corporate issuers at present. Other key messages were:
Senior Ukrainian officials who entered into dialogue with the domestic and international business communities included:
Leading Ukrainian and international companies whose top management provided original case studies in corporate finance and strategy included: Acino Pharma Start, Allseeds, Arricano Real Estate, Astarta-Kyiv, ED&F Man, Immer Group – Ukrplastic, Kodisoft, Metinvest, Svarog West, System Capital Management, UkrGasVidubovannya, UkrOboronProm, UMG, VEON and VolWest Group.
Corporate Partners of the Roadshow were: N&D Law Firm, JKX Oil & Gas and Arzinger.
The event was the first to be held under the auspices of Stephen Butler’s new entity – Strategy Council. Stephen has organised many of the largest and most memorable investment conferences for Ukraine for more than 20 years.
Indeed, London will host the next event on June 12 – a Ukrainian Energy Day. A full calendar of events is planned for the Autumn in Ukraine.