Wednesday, February 4

What Risk Russia? Overcoming Country and Market Risk

Quantifying the inherent risks in any investment has never been easy. While the investment opportunities in Russia are compelling, one might wonder if the risk factors for investors in Russia have changed. Perhaps it is simply our perception of the relative weights of investment risks that may have altered. Troika invites a distinguished panel to debate how investors might take experience from other areas to better assess the opportunities in modern Russia in light of the political, economic and market challenges.

Ian Bremmer, President, Eurasia Group

Peter Eigen, Founder and Chairman of the Advisory Council, Transparency International
Joel Kurtzman, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Kurtzman Group
Alexei Novikov, Director, Standard & Poor’s, Russia and CIS, Head of Moscow office
Jacques Sapir, Dr. of Economics, Full Professor at Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Director of CEMI-EHESS

Nassim Taleb, Distinguished Professor, New York University Polytechnic Institute
Jochen Wermuth, Wermuth Asset Management GmbH