Renaissance Capital's focus on world-class fundamental equity research remains key to our success.

Renaissance Capital has a top-ranked team of over 30 research analysts covering 300+ stocks across 25 countries with a market cap of > $1.8trn.

The matrix structure of the Firm’s global sector teams and local country specialists allows us to tailor research provision to individual client needs – whether pan-regional, sector-specific, or frontier market-focused.

Our unrivalled combination of global emerging and frontier markets reach, analytical rigour and in-depth country presence has kept us at the top of research rankings for over 15 years.

Latest awards:


  • In the 2018 Extel Survey, Charles Robertson, Renaissance Capital’s Global Chief Economist, was rated No.1 Frontier Markets Analyst for the third consecutive year, with Daniel Salter, Head of Research for Eurasia, No. 4. Oleg Kouzmin, Renaissance Capital’s Russia and CIS Economist, was rated No.2 in the Russia: Economics and Macro category, and #2 Leading Research Analyst – Russia among 25 top analysts.


  • In the 2018 Financial Mail awards for African equity research, the Firm's local team was ranked fourth, and individual analysts achieved top positions in their respective categories.
    • #1 ranking: Johann Pretorius (General Mining); Yvonne Mhango (Africa Ex-SA Non-equities); David Ferguson (Media).
    • #2 ranking: Johann Pretorius, Steven Friedman, Kabelo Moshesha & Siphelele Mhlongo (Resources Small & Medium Cap Companies); Brent Madel (both Construction, Building Materials & Machinery and Diversified Industrials); Francois du Toit (Insurance); Robyn Collins (Food Producers).
    • #3 ranking: Kabelelo Moshesha (Young Analyst); Kabelo Moshesha and Johann Pretorius (Industrial Mining); Brent Madel (Financial and Industrial Small and Medium Market Cap Companies); Dayo Ayeni and Temilade Aduroja (Africa Ex-Sa Equities).
    • #4 ranking: Ilan Stermer (both Banks and Investment Companies); Ilan Stermer, Francois du Toit and Phago Rakale (General Financial).


  • Institutional Investor (II) 2018 All-EMEA Research Team survey:
    • #2 in the Frontier Markets category
    • #3 Frontier Markets team led by Charles Robertson and Daniel Salter
    • #3 Metals & Mining team led by Johann Pretorius
    • Top-5 Russia Research analyst - Oleg Kouzmin
    • Top-10 EMEA Research Team


  • Institutional Investor's (II) 2017 survey ranked Renaissance Capital’s team ninth in the overall EMEA research team ranking:
    • Renaissance Capital's utilities research team led by Vladimir Sklyar, Director, Utilities, was ranked No.1
    • The frontier markets team led by Charles Robertson, Global Chief Economist, and Daniel Salter, Head of Research, Eurasia, was ranked No. 3 in its respective categories
    • The metals & mining team led by Johann Pretorius, Head of Research, Africa, the economics team led by Charles Robertson and the transportation team led by Alexander Kazbegi, Renaissance Capital’s leading telecoms & transportation analyst, finished as runner-up in the II survey.