London, 27 September 2021 - On the occasion of Ukraine’s 30th anniversary, ICU, an independent asset management, private equity and investment advisory firm specialising in emerging and frontier markets, hosted the Ukrainian Sovereign Investor Conference in London. Organised together with the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine, and the Embassy of Ukraine to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the conference celebrated the progress the Ukrainian economy has made since independence and focused on the key challenges and opportunities for the Ukrainian sovereign fixed income market.
The conference was attended by international investors and analysts specialising in emerging markets and featured discussions and presentations from high profile speakers on Ukraine’s reform process, state budget and state debt performance, monetary policy as well as the macroeconomic outlook for Ukraine. Speakers included Vadym Prystaiko, Ambassador of Ukraine to the UK; Sergiy Marchenko, Minister of Finance of Ukraine; Yuriy Butsa, Ukraine Government Commissioner for Public Debt Management; Sergiy Nikolaychuk, Deputy Governor of the National Bank of Ukraine; and Konstantin Stetsenko, Founding Partner of ICU. The session was moderated by Yuri Bender, editor-in-chief of Private Wealth Management and reporter at the Financial Times.
Konstantin Stetsenko, Founding Partner of ICU, said:
“It was an honour for us to arrange this special event to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Ukraine’s independence. Ukraine has made significant progress in recent years due to the transformative work of our policymakers, investors, bankers, and politicians. We believe that Ukraine’s economy is in a strong position with significant potential for further growth due to the strong structural features of our economy and the reforms implemented. Ukraine, however, needs foreign investment to support economic growth and for this, it is crucial that the judicial and economic reforms to continue and provide further stability and growth.”
Vadym Prystaiko, Ambassador of Ukraine, added:
“It was a pleasure to collaborate with our friends ICU and the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine. It is an exciting time for our country with the economy in a strong position despite recent challenges and uncertainty caused by the pandemic. Global perspectives on Ukraine are changing for the better with the country prioritising modernity and progress. We believe the next thirty years will be a prosperous period for our country as we continue to innovate.”
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ICU Group is an independent multi-strategy asset management, private equity, and investment firm that specialises in the emerging, and frontier markets worldwide. The Group also has a portfolio of venture capital and fintech investments through its venture capital arm, ICU Ventures.
ICU currently manages $500m in assets. ICU aims to provide its clients with superior risk-adjusted returns across a number of asset classes with investment decisions supported by robust macroeconomic and sectoral analyses from an in-house team of research economists.
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