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28 August 2017


Kyiv, 28 August 2017 - ICU, the independent asset management, private equity and investment advisory firm specialising in Central and Eastern Europe, is pleased to announce that the 3rd annual Ukrainian Financial Forum, scheduled to take place from 21-22 September in Odesa, Ukraine, is participating in the 2nd Ukraine Economy Week entitled “People, Finance, Innovations.”


Ukraine Economy Week is a series of events taking place between 11-22 September in Kyiv and Odesa, which gathers leaders from Ukraine’s political, financial, academic and business worlds to debate themes relating to economic development and growth in the region.


Ukraine Economy Week centres around two headline events: the ICU Ukrainian Financial Forum and the International Academic Conference entitled “People Matter: Quality of Life and Wellbeing of Individuals, Families and Communities in Post-Transition Economies.” To view the full tentative agenda, please go to Ukraine Economy Week’s website.


The Ukrainian Financial Forum will bring together leaders from Ukraine’s political, financial and business worlds alongside international decision makers and thought leaders to discuss and debate the global macroeconomic trends that are shaping Ukraine's economy. The forum will also cover topics surrounding Ukrainian domestic market reforms. To view the full event agenda, please go to the forum website.


The forum includes a line-up of distinguished keynote speakers, all authorities on international economics:

  • Yanis Varoufakis, Former Finance Minister of Greece
  • Jonathan David Ostry, Deputy Director of the Research Department, International Monetary Fund (IMF)
  • Markus Brunnermeier, Professor of Economics, Princeton University


The International Academic Conference, organised by the Kyiv School of Economics, is scheduled to take place from 14-15 September in Kyiv, Ukraine, is the first ever conference in the region that will bring together global experts on population well-being and related themes during the transition period of post-socialist countries. To view the full event agenda, please go to the conference website.


Commenting on Ukraine Economy Week, Makar Paseniuk, Managing Partner of ICU, said:

“We are pleased to be supporting Ukraine Economy Week and promoting discussion on the most pertinent issues surrounding economic development in Ukraine today. I am confident the compelling line up of events that boast the participation of some of the finest minds from the worlds of politics, business and academia will stimulate invigorating, robust debate and thought-provoking conclusions.”




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ICU is an independent asset management, private equity and investment advisory firm specialising in the emerging markets of Central and Eastern Europe.


Founded in 2006 by senior investment professionals from ING, ICU is Ukraine's leading asset manager. ICU currently manages over $400m in assets. Since 2010 ICU’s flagship CIS Opportunities Fund has delivered returns exceeding 16 percent per year, net of fees, versus less than 1% annual returns for the HFRI Emerging Markets Russia/Eastern Europe Index over the same period.


ICU’s veteran investment team has experience in private equity, high yield corporate debt, distressed debt, restructurings and other special situations across a number of emerging markets. Investment decisions are supported by robust macroeconomic and sectoral analyses from the in-house team of research economists.


ICU aims to provide its clients with superior risk-adjusted returns across a number of asset classes. The firm is expanding its reach into key European markets via a combination of organic growth and acquisition and continues to expand the range its investment offerings.