Exploring three major dynamics of the Russian entrepreneurial experience: business development, family participation and wealth management.
The UBS/Campden Wealth report on Russia’s entrepreneurs has reached its fourth year of publication. This year’s findings reveal, among other facts, Russian entrepreneurs’ efforts to grow or at least preserve their wealth in a difficult global economic environment.
"Russia’s business environment is often understood, at least from the perspective of a foreign observer, in the context of the billionaire oligarchs that control large swathes of the country’s industry. Although these individuals and families are still very powerful, an entrepreneurial class has risen in recent years similar to their counterparts in the west," said David Bain, Head of Research at Campden Wealth.
The goal of this study is to capture a sense of significant Russian entrepreneurs’ perspectives on the critical issues they, their companies and their families face in
managing and building their businesses and wealth. This study provides insights into the issues that keep these entrepreneurs awake at night, including current business dynamics and future plans.
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Natasha Svetlova has over ten years of professional experience in a wide range of international legal matters, having worked at major US and UK international law firms in London. Natasha joined the family business Svetlova LLP in 2010, where her main focus is private client and business transition of the Russian domiciliaries into the UK and Europe. She works closely with individuals who sold their business interests in Russia and who seek to establish new ventures in the UK. Natasha is a graduate of BPP Law School in London and holds a Master’s degree in Applied Linguistics. She speaks English and Russian.
Bogdan Preda is an independent communication consultant and journalist with extensive work experience in Eastern Europe since the fall of communism in the region, in 1989. From 1990 to 1997, Bogdan worked as staff writer and correspondent for the Associated Press and Dow Jones Newswires.
Specialized in corporate affairs, external & government relations, public relations and communication, Bogdan has over the past 6 years worked as consultant for the teams of executives at various institutions and multi-national companies based in Europe, such as London and Berlin-based Gazprom Marketing & Trading, Zurich-based EGL AG and Trans Adriatic Pipeline AG, the National Bank of Romania and Istanbul-based Bosphorus Gaz Corporation.
UBS draws on its 150-year heritage to serve private, institutional and corporate clients worldwide, as well as retail clients in Switzerland. Its business strategy is centered on its pre-eminent global wealth management businesses and its leading universal bank in Switzerland. Together with a client-focused Investment Bank and a strong, well-diversified Global Asset Management business, UBS will expand its premier wealth management franchise and drive further growth across the Group. Headquartered in Zurich and Basel, Switzerland, UBS has offices in more than 50 countries, including all major financial centers, and approximately 61,000 employees. UBS AG is the parent company of the UBS Group (Group). Under Swiss company law, UBS AG is organized as an Aktiengesellschaft, a corporation that has issued shares of common stock to investors. The operational structure of the Group comprises the Corporate Center and five business divisions: Wealth Management, Wealth Management Americas, the Investment Bank, Global Asset Management and Retail & Corporate.
Wealth Management & Swiss Bank: Wealth Management & Swiss Bank focuses on delivering comprehensive financial services to high net worth and ultra-high net worth individuals around the world – except to those served by Wealth Management Americas – as well as private and corporate clients in Switzerland. The Wealth Management business unit provides clients in over 40 countries, including Switzerland, with financial advice, products and tools to fit their individual needs.
Svetlova is an international law firm with offices in London and Moscow. Svetlova provides expert legal advice to private clients and their businesses with services spanning from real estate, estate planning, immigration in the UK and citizenships in St Kitts, employment law matters and corporate acquisitions.
The firm is known as a preferred service provider for individuals and businesses wishing to establish a presence in the UK. The firm is well known for facilitating a smooth transition for businesses and individuals from the Russian Federation or ex-CIS to the UK and Europe. Svetlova’s lawyers are bilingual in Russian and English, which is often key to clients.
Svetlova is a frequent guest commentator on legal topics on BBC TV, various radio programmes and other media publications.
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