03 June 2019
Renaissance Capital voted a top frontier markets brokerage house

Charles Robertson voted #1 frontier markets analyst in the 2019 Extel survey

Firm maintains #2 position in the Frontier Markets category with Charles Robertson voted #1 Frontier Markets Analyst for the fourth consecutive year

3 June 2019 – Renaissance Capital, a leading emerging and frontier markets investment bank, has once again been voted a top frontier markets brokerage house, and Charles Robertson, Renaissance Capital’s Global Chief Economist, has been recognised as #1 Frontier Markets Analyst in the 2019 Extel Survey.

Charles Robertson retained his top position for the fourth consecutive year.

In the team rankings, Renaissance Capital was ranked #2 in the Frontier Markets category, where the Firm remains in the top 3 for the third year in a row. A total of 53 research analysts and sales & traders received votes in the Frontier Markets category.

In addition, Renaissance Capital ranked #3 in the Russia Consumer & Retail category under the leadership of David Ferguson. Oleg Kouzmin*, formerly Renaissance Capital’s Russia & CIS Economist, was rated #3 in the Russia: Economics and Macro category.

Daniel Salter, Head of Research, Eurasia and Head of Equity Strategy, Renaissance Capital, commented: “Renaissance Capital is pleased with the strong performance in the 2019 Extel Survey. We are proud that Charles Robertson, our Global Chief Economist, has been voted #1 Frontier Markets Analyst for the fourth consecutive year. The survey results evidence our focus and stamina in frontier markets and resonate with the Firm’s stellar results in recently announced South Africa’s 2019 Financial Mail Awards. As a team, we remain committed to providing top-class frontier markets product to our clients.”

Charles Robertson, Global Chief Economist, Renaissance Capital, added: “We are convinced that the future belongs to frontier markets and happy that our first-mover advantage and expertise is consistently recognised by the most reputable rankings. I am very much honoured to be recognised as #1 Frontier Markets Analyst for the fourth consecutive year and am thankful to my team for their continuous support. Also, my congratulations to every member of our award-wining team for maintaining the #2 position in the Frontier Markets category.”

The Extel Survey began in 1974 with 53 asset management firms giving their views on the advice they received from their research analysts at stockbroking houses. Today, it is the foremost independent evaluation of quality across the European equities investment industry. Following the Extel acquisition by Institutional Investor (II) in Europe last year, there is only one combined investor survey on the Extel platform.

* Oleg Kouzmin moved to a similar position with London-based Pharo Management, a buy-side client in April 2019.