Renaissance Capital, a leading emerging and frontier markets investment bank, has appointed Elena Kolchina as Director, Fixed Income Desk Strategist and Credit Analyst.
Based in London, Elena will cover Russia and the CIS, Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East. Her main responsibilities will include providing regular trading ideas and helping to grow the Firm’s client business. She will report to Igor Kotlyarchuk, Head of Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities and Marina Ryabokon, Head of International Sales.
Elena rejoins Renaissance Capital from Signet Capital Management, a fixed income asset management company, where she has been a portfolio manager for the past 18 months. She was responsible for managing the Signet Verno Russia Debt Fund, and was actively involved in building other high-income bond products, asset raising and liaising with clients.
With more than 15 years of experience in fixed income, Elena established herself in the sector during her nine years at Renaissance Asset Managers* between 2004 and 2013. In that time, she was Head of Fixed Income and the Lead Fund Manager of the Renaissance Russia Debt Fund (from its inception in March 2006 until mid-June 2013). Prior to that, she worked as Head of Russian Fixed Income Research at ING Bank Moscow from 1995 until 2004. She holds an MBA from Moscow Academy of Economics and a Bachelor of Applied Mathematics from Moscow Technical University.
Igor Kotlyarchuk commented: “We are very pleased to welcome Elena back to our team. Her outstanding record speaks for itself and her ability to consistently generate returns ahead of her peers will prove to be a valuable asset for the Firm. Elena’s appointment will further strengthen our fixed income and debt capital markets practices and help drive our best-in-class client offering in emerging markets.”