Hosted by Olswang and organised by the UBCC Young City Club

Guest Speakers:
  • Tanya Costello, Analyst, Eurasia Group 
  • Timothy Ash, Managing Director, Emerging European Sovereign Fixed Income Research, Bear Stearns
  • Sergei Voloboev, Director, Emerging Market Economics Research Group, Credit Suisse
  • Dmitri Shemetilo, Director, Emerging Markets Strategy, West LB
Tuesday 20 February 2007
London, UK
Registration: 18:30
Commencement: 19:00

The Ukrainian-British City Club is pleased to present to you the UBCC/YCC panel discussion “Outlook for Ukraine’s Economy in 2007” which will be taking place at 90 High Holborn, London WC1V 6XX on Tuesday 20 February 2007, hosted by Olswang. 
The panel will consist of the leading City economists who specialise in emerging markets and Ukraine in particular: Timothy Ash of Bear Stearns, Sergei Voloboev of Credit Suisse and Dmitri Shemetilo of WestLB.

Tanya Costello is a research analyst in the Europe and Eurasia practice. She specializes in the politics of Eurasia with a special focus on Ukraine and the Caspian region. Prior to joining Eurasia Group, Tanya worked as a research analyst for the political and security consultancy Control Risks Group and the business consultancy Oxford Analytica. In both roles she provided political analysis and investment advice to a broad range of investors in Russia and Eurasia, focusing mainly on energy and security issues. More recently she worked for The Risk Advisory Group in corporate investigations, where she carried out due diligence investigations for leading investors in the Eurasian region.
Tanya has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Birmingham and a Masters Degree in International Relations from the London School of Economics.

Timothy Ash is Managing Director for Emerging European Sovereign Fixed Income Research at Bear Stearns in London. Tim has been with Bear Stearns since 2000. Prior to joining Bear Stearns he was senior sovereign EMEA economist with West Merchant/West LB, Caspian Securities and ABN Amro. He also had stints with the Economist Intelligence Unit producing 5 year country forecasts and country risk reports for a host of transition economies, including Ukraine. He lived in Ukraine in the mid-1990s for a year working on a privatisation/restructuring project, and has worked in similar capacities for the EU, HMT, UN, and DFID, and World Bank. He has a BA and MA in economics from ManchesterUniversity and spent four years as a research fellow in Transition issues at ExeterUniversity and Herior-WattUniversity.
Sergei Voloboev is a Director within the Emerging Market Economics Research group at Credit Suisse, where he is responsible for covering Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Lebanon and several other Middle Eastern countries. He joined the bank in February 1995.  In 1989-1991, he worked for the Middle East and North Africa Department of the then Soviet Foreign Ministry. He worked as an economist at the Russian Embassy in Iraq (through January 1991) and thereafter as desk officer for Saudi Arabia and Kuwait at the Foreign Ministry in Moscow. Sergei graduated with an Honours Diploma in International Economics from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), and holds a Masters degree in International and Development Economics from YaleUniversity. He was awarded the Edmund S. Muskie fellowship for graduate studies in the US, and is fluent in Russian, English and Arabic.

Dmitri Shemetilo is a Director at West LB, London, working as an Emerging Market Strategist. His experience includes three years of sovereign credit EM fixed income strategy with Commerzbank AG, London, and six years of research and trading experience in local fixed income markets with Commerzbank Capital Markets, Prague. Dmitri is a CFA charterholder, a  PhD  in  Economics (CharlesUniversity, Prague), and has a Master’s Degree in Physics from the Polytechnical Institute, St. Petersburg.

The event is coordinated by Oleksiy Soroka, Director, UBCC

Admission is by invitation only.

Cost of attending the event:
UBCC members : free
Non-members: 15 GBP per person

Please respond by 13 February 2007 to or by post to the Ukrainian-British City Club at 90 High Holborn, London WC1V 6XX if you would like to attend this event.

Due to the limited capacity of the venue, the invitations will only be guaranteed to Patrons and Sponsors of the UBCC. The remaining invitations will be allocated on the first come first served basis. The UBCC members will receive an invitation immediately upon responding to this email (subject to availability). The invitations for non-members will be allocated only upon receipt of the payment. The payment can be made by cheque or bank transfer; for details of the UBCC bank account see .
Any non-members who join the UBCC before 13 February 2007 will be entitled to attend this event free of charge.
The Ukrainian-British City Club is a non-profit organisation set out in the United Kingdom for promotion of trade and business between Ukraine and the United Kingdom. The initiative to create such an entity belongs to a group of the young Ukrainian professionals in the fields of investment banking, law, accounting, marketing and the information technology who are settled in the United Kingdom. The initiative has support of the Ukrainian Embassy in London, the Association of Ukrainians in Great Britain and British MPs with long-standing interest in Ukraine.
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