Q&A: How VTB is channelling Russia's growing savings

Vladimir Potapov heads VTB's new, revamped, investment unit. He tells FinanceAsia about the reorganisation and how the bank is using tech to grow the nest eggs of Russia's increasing number of savers.

Vladimir Potapov, who heads the Russian lender’s newly formed VTB Capital Investments division, explains how he has reorganised its operations and forging partnerships in Asia.

He tells FinanceAsia about VTB Capital Investments’ plans to deploy state-of-the-art technology to steal a march on its European banking peers and provide clients with an unrivalled investment management service and also how Russian markets are bouncing back as domestic savings grow.

According to local financial newspaper Kommersant, citing data collected from Russia’s National League of Management Companies, 2017 was the most successful year on record for the Russian collective investment market, with RUB71 billion $1.06 billion placed...

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