Russia's VTB Capital eyes Asian cash

A re-vamped Russian investment bank comes to Asia in search of investors for its country's vast natural resources and infrastructure expansion.

VTB Capital, re-branded and re-staffed, is on a mission to entice Asian investors into Russia's volatile capital markets. Last week, Herbert Moos, ex-CFO of Lehman Brothers' Asia-Pacific ex-Japan business and now chief executive of VTB Capital in London, was on a marketing trip in Hong Kong, attempting to leverage the bank's well-established, albeit small, Singapore office in order to attract cash to Russia's financial assets.

Moos was joined by a Deutsche Bank alumni, Alexey Yakovitsky, chief executive and managing director...

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