Aton strengthens the analyst team


Aton announced about the strengthening of analysts’ team. Mikhail Ganelin, Andrey Lobazov and Alexander Kornilov were appointed on the positions of senior equity analysts.

Mikhail Ganelin would be responsible for covering financial, IT and transport sectors. Mikhail has over 10 years of experience in equity research. Prior to Aton, Mikhail worked at Troika Dialog, Sberbank CIB and Gazprombank. Graduated from the New Economic School Masters in Finance program and major in economics in the Russian State University for the Humanities. Mikhail held the leading positions in equity research rankings in Institutional Investors and Extel in different years.

Andrey Lobazov would cover metals & mining, fertilizers and real estate sectors. Prior to Aton, Andrey worked at BofA Merrill Lynch, Alfa Bank, IFC Metropol and earlier three years in audit at KPMG. Has been working in the financial market for more than 6 years. Graduated from Plekhanov Russian University of Economics, holds Postgraduate Diploma in International Trade Law from London Guildhall University (today – London Metropolitan University).

Alexander Kornilov would be responsible for covering energy sector. Prior to Aton, Alexander worked at Alfa Bank and BCS Investment Company. Has been working in the financial market for more than 13 years. Graduated from the Novosibirsk State University with focus on math applications in economics. CFA, has been consistently ranked as top-3 analyst with his stocks according to Bloomberg.

Pavel Sokolov, Deputy CEO in Corporate Investment Banking, commented: ‘I’m sure that these appointments would strengthen Aton analysts’ team and would contribute to reinforcement of our market positions and the successful development of business’.

ATON is the oldest independent investment group in Russia and has been active in financial markets since 1991. The Company provides a full spectrum of services to private, corporate, institutional and international investors. ATON has branches in 8 regions, works with 34 partners and is represented in 30 Russian cities. Currently, the company has approximately 73,000 clients. ATON has representative offices in the Switzerland, Kazakhstan and Cyprus. ATON has an AAA credit rating (the highest reliability category) from the National Rating Agency and an international rating from Moody’s Investors Service – B2 long and short term foreign currency deposit rating; its national rating under Moody’s Interfax is ATON was named Investment Company of the Year 2014.

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