NES Banking & Finance Society

NES Banking & Finance Society is a non-commercial student organization created in 2013 in HSE/NES. O Welcome to NES Banking & Finance Society!

Our Society was founded in 2013 by NES and HSE students in order to help fellow students explore the financial industry and succeed in their career. Since our establishment, we have successfully hosted a significant number of thematic events with guests from investment banking and finance industry. For example, we've organized events on such topics as ECM, DCM, M&A, S&T, private equity, asset mana

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Dear all,

As we approach the year end we want to take this opportunity to thank you all for support and continuous connection to the Society. We are delighted that you are interested in our work and our projects. On behalf of NES Banking & Finance Society we wish you a joyful holiday season - and a happy and prosperous 2018.

Stay tuned for upcoming events as we will hit the ground running in the New Year!

Best regards,
NES Banking & Finance Society

Встреча с Андреем Звездочкиным 09/12/2017

Встреча с Андреем Звездочкиным

Dear friends,

We are glad to invite you to meet Andrey Zvezdochkin. Do not miss the opportunity to talk to CEO of ATON on his first lecture with students.

In 2012, after 8 years in “Troika Dialog”, Andrey became the head of ATON and determined the further development of the company. Andrey managed to succeed - ATON was growing in severe conditions of long-term stagnation of the securities markets. Andrey has built a profitable investment bank that successfully competes with the largest state-owned banks. Aton shares the first place in the number of transactions on the Moscow Stock Exchange with VTB Capital.

What is the position of investment banks in the contemporary Russia? What is the impact of technological development (machine learning, neural networks, etc.) on investment banking? How did "Aton" manage to grow in a difficult period for Russian investment banks?

At the meeting, Andrey will share his thoughts on these issues and will talk about his experience and career opportunities.

The meeting will be extremely useful for all thinking about building a career in investment banking.

The meeting will take place on December 12, 19.00 at Marriott Courtyard City Center Moscow (Voznesenskiy per. 7)

Registration is necessary to participate in the event:

Looking forward to see you!

Встреча с Андреем Звездочкиным Команда NES BFS рада пригласить вас на встречу с Андреем Звездочкиным. Не упустите возможность пообщаться с CEO крупнейшей российской инвестиционной группы "Атон" в ра?...

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The competition is finally launching !

Are you ready to compete with traders from 28 countries, distributed across 6 continents?

As soon as the American stock market opens, all teams will be able to trade.

Rules and regulations have been sent to all participants by email.

Are you ready to take on the challenge?


May the best trader win!

IFSA Network

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Our partner, VTB Capital, is looking for a Quantitave Analyst in London!

More information below:

VTB Capital's Vision and Mission
Our Vision is to be the Russia’s Investment Banking powerhouse. We want to be the natural choice for all Russian Investment banking and asset management products; a choice our clients around the world make routinely and with confidence.

Our mission is to exceed our client's expectations by providing first class financial services. To create value for the benefits of our clients and for economic and social progress globally.

The Position
The Quant will be part of the Quantitative Research team of the Capital Market Department. As such, he/she will be working in a team of 5 people, on the trading floor.

The job holder’s primary task is to help on developing the Equity Derivatives trading activities through the delivery of analytics. The analyst will sometimes work on different classes of assets due to the scope of the department.

Main Responsibilities
On a daily basis, the work consists of developing analytics in C# and integrating them into Excel. These analytics are the result of mathematical research. These can be performed with other members of the teams and the result, apart from the production release, is a specific documentation for Risk Management validation.

Key Competencies & Qualifications
-A solid quantitative finance background
-Good knowledge of computer science
-Great communication skills
-Strong work ethics and attention to details

This job description is dated and is a fair representation of the role that you will carry out for VTB Capital but is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties. As with any organization and role, change is inevitable and the role may flex over time. Where this change is material your manager will issue a revised job description in consultation with Human Resources.

Contact e-mail: [email protected]

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Thanks to TU Investment Club for welcoming the head of NES Banking&Finance Society in Munich!
We are very pleased that our cooperation within IFSA gives a unique chance to work on global projects and share experience with clubs from other parts of the world! We will surely develop further contacts and expect fruitful partnerships.
Already behind us is the biggest student trading championship IFSA Traders’ Cup - and it's just the beginning!

Two days ago, IFSA Munich (TU Investment Club) and IFSA Moscow (NES Banking & Finance Society) met for the first time! We are proud of our ever growing network enabling bright students to build relationships and this no matter where they are!

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Dear friends!

NES BFS team is glad to announce our new event devoted to Debt Capital Markets (DCM) which is going to take place on May 16, 19.00 at our campus in Skolkovo (Novaya str. 100A, Rm 1.14).

Our guest Andrey Kulakov CFA (Capital Markets Associate at Sberbank CIB) is going to discuss the latest trends and events that are currently happening on domestic and international debt market. He will also cover the question of why DCM in Russia now looks more active compared to ECM or M&A.

You will hear a short overview of the DCM industry and description of the main lines of business of the investment bank in this field. Traditionally, our speaker will also pay attention to the career opportunities in DCM both in Russia and abroad. Of course you are welcome to ask any of your questions during a Q&A.

After the event a comfortable bus is going to take you back to the Slavyanskiy Boulevard underground station.

To sign up for the event please follow the link:

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Dear friends!

We are delighted to announce our meeting with Dmitry Kushaev, CEO Credit Suisse Russia, which will take place on May 12, 19:00 in Marriott Courtyard City Center Moscow (7, Voznesenskiy Pereulok). The event is co-organised together with the scholarship program for economic and finance students "Above the dream", supported by former partners of the "Troika Dialog" investment company.

The event will be devoted to the topic “Private Banking in Russia and its perspectives in comparison to other lines of investment banking business”.

Dmitry joined Credit Suisse in December 2014, becoming the Head of its Private Banking branch in Russia. At the moment he is responsible for the development of Private Banking and Investment Banking divisions at Credit Suisse, given his previous experience in both industries. In 2011-2014 Dmitry was a Senior Advisor on the Russian market at the Blackstone Group, and before that he was working at “Troika-Dialog” where he used to be the Head of Investment Banking and one of the main partners.

During the meeting students will have the opportunity to discuss the potential of building a career in private banking, learn what differentiates this industry from other investment banking divisions and also get some invaluable advice from our guest.

Considering the limited amount of seats, we will have to do additional round of application screening if the number of participants is large. Therefore we ask you to pay attention to filling in the registration form (link attached). NES students and holders of the "Above the dream" fellowship will be given priority right to attend the event. All the participants will be notified by mail about the additional selection and its results.

To register for the event please follow the link:

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Dear friends!

Do you want to know how to manage billions of dollars in assets? If so, we are glad to present you our next speaker – Vitaly Kazakov, who has been working in J.P. Morgan Asset Management, London, for more than 10 years. The event will take place at NES Campus in Skolkovo, Novaya str. 100A.

In the course of his work Vitaly was managing JP Morgan Russia Fund, which was specifically created to invest in Russian equities, more than 2 billion dollars in volume. By 2013 the fund has shown the five-year yield of more than 238% (compared to 98% growth of MSCI Russia index).

Vitaly will cover the details of the Asset Management industry. He will also explain, how hedge funds, mutual funds, pension funds, sovereign funds, quant funds, HFT funds work and which strategies they use. You will learn how to build a career in Asset Management, and in the end of the meeting you will have time to ask your questions during a Q&A session.

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Dear friends!

We are proud to announce our next meeting with Ekaterina Trofimova, CEO of Analytical credit rating agency (ACRA), which will be hosted on March 31 at 19:00 at our Skolkovo campus.

Having worked for 11 years at the Paris branch of Standard & Poor’s, Ekaterina has accepted the role of the First Vice President of Gazprombank, where she became the head of the Centre for economic forecasting and also managed the work of the corporate communications department. Besides, she was responsible for organization and functioning of the rating counselling centre that specializes in providing consulting services to clients in the field of interaction with rating agencies. On November 20, 2015 Ekaterina was appointed as general director at the Analytical credit rating agency (ACRA) at the common meeting of founders.

This time Ekaterina Trofimova wilt tell students about her work experience in S&O, Gazprombank and the ambitious ACRA project. She will share some insight into the fundamental changes that are taking place on the international rating market right now. Finally, Ekaterina will give some advice to students planning their career in finance.

At the end of the meeting you are welcome to ask questions during the Q&A session!

We are looking forward to see you on March 31, 19.00 at NES Campus in Skolkovo business-school (Address: Novaya street 100А, Skolkovo, Rm 1.14).

To register for the event please follow the link:

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Dear friends!

We are glad to present our first public lecture co-organised together with the scholarship program for economic and finance students "Above the dream", supported by former partners of the "Troika Dialog" investment company. The event will take place on March 24 at NES Campus in Skolkovo.

Our guest for this occasion is Gor Nahapetyan, businessman who was standing at the origins of "Troika", now chairman of the alumni board of Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO. The lecture will be devoted to the following topic: "Looking for growth in times of crisis: today and 20 years ago".

Today this subject is again becoming increasingly relevant. Two decades ago the question of what direction you should pursue in order to achieve success was just as complicated as nowadays. Mr. Nahapetyan will talk about the way "Troika Dialog" was established and developed, about the first investment funds and financial instruments that did and did not adapt to the Russian environment. Our speaker will also share his view on the areas, that appear to be the most potentially successful today.

We are looking forward to see you on March 24, 19.00 at NES Campus in Skolkovo business-school (Address: Novaya street 100А, Skolkovo, Rm 1.14).

To register for the event please follow the link:

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Dear friends!

We would like to announce our next event devoted to the topic of Equity Capital Markets!

It's a great pleasure to introduce our speaker, representative of J.P. Morgan London office and NES graduate Dmitry Sergienkov (Associate, Investment Banking, TMT Advisory).

Next week you are going to hear our guest talking about the specifics of ECM industry, role of the investment bank and interesting deals! Our speaker will also cover current trends in the field, future perspectives and career possibilities in the London branch of one of the biggest investment banks J.P. Morgan!

The meeting will take place on March 18, at 19:00 (Address: NES campus, Novaya street 100А, Skolkovo, Rm 114).

To register for the event please follow the link:

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Dear friends!

We are proud to announce a unique international trading championship for students – IFSA Traders’ Cup organized in Russia by NES Banking & Finance Society and Keystone, two biggest non-commercial student clubs in Russia for those interested in finance!

IFSA Traders’ Cup is organized in partnership with International Finance Student Association (IFSA), the biggest association of finance student clubs in the world. Our main sponsor for the event is Sberbank CIB, investment banking division of the largest bank in Russia!

The championship starts on February 7th and ends on March 6th, the registration for event closes on February 12th. More than 100 teams have already joined the Cup!

Create your own portfolio starting with $100 000 and show your investment skills by trading on the US market! For this championship we use a platform called Marketwatch, based on the real market information online which is advanced yet clear and comprehensible even for beginners.

Build a team of 2-6 people and register in the form to compete with the best students from more than 14 countries on 5 continents! You will receive all the regulations upon registration, including the instructions on how the winners will be determined, ratings and technical details of trading during the championship. Each team will get a greeting letter, instructions on the registration process and password for joining the Cup before 22:00 on February 12th.

Winners of the Cup will get noticed by the industry professional on both local and global level! The winning team of the Traders' Cup will be mentored by the IFSA for an internship or junior position, with their profiles exposed to numerous recruiters and financial institutes. Five best teams on the global level will enjoy a free three-month digital subscription to the Wall Street Journal.

We also have several prizes specifically for Russian teams. Three best teams in the country will be fast-tracked to the final-round interview for "Head [email protected] Sberbank CIB" internship, and the Top-5 teams will get a one-year-long subscription to Vedomosti and books devoted to finance and trading.

Join the official group for the participants on Facebook IFSA TC 2016 to follow the news, meet other students from the world’s elite universities and discuss your ideas!
We also have a Russian VK-group with all the latest information on the event.

Hurry up not to miss the chance! If you still haven’t joined the Cup, please make sure you do it in the next 24 hours!

Good luck to all the participants!

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Dear friends!

We are delighted to announce our first event this year: meeting with Alexander Vinokurov - ex-director and co-founder of the investment bank KIT Finance, main investor of the TV Rain Channel, internet media site, magazine Big City, and co-owner of Chaika Clinics (private healthcare network). The event will take place on February 1, 19.00 at NES campus in Skolkovo, (Novaya street 100, room 114).

Our guest will cover several topics during the discussion. Firstly, he will talk about the investment banking business back in 2000-2007. Alexander will tell us the story of how he created KIT Finance, explain this bank’s role in Russia and also speak about the difficulties that arose when investment banking in Russia was burgeoning. The speaker will generally try to answer the question of what it means to be an investment banker.

The second part of the event will focus on our guest’s current projects - TV Rain Channel, internet media, magazine Big City and Chaika Clinics. Alexander will explain, why he decided to invest into so complicated businesses and share his view on the long-term development of these fields in Russia and abroad.

At the end of the meeting you are welcome to ask questions during the Q&A session.

To register for the event please follow the link (only students are eligible):

Look forward to seeing you there!

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Dear all!

Welcome to our new page! In order to directly communicate with our English-speaking partners and followers and reach out to a wider community, we decided to launch our own group here.

Who we are?

NES Banking & Finance Society is a non-commercial student organization created in 2013 in HSE-NES Moscow. Our mission is to help students ace the finance world. Since our establishment, we have successfully hosted a significant number of thematic events with guests from investment banking and finance industry. For example, we've organized events on such topics as ECM, DCM, M&A, S&T, private equity, asset management and others. In June 2015 NES Banking & Finance Society joined International Finance Society Association (IFSA), which is a global network of student finance organizations from the world's leading Universities.

What are our goals?

• To help students explore the financial industry and expand their knowledge about different IB departments
• To provide students with networking opportunities with industry experts
• To advice on preparation for job interviews

Now we are starting a new season of our work and hope that it will be even more eventful and productive than the previous ones. Subscribe and stay tuned!

Best regards,
Management team of NES Banking & Finance Society




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