On 12 April, 2012 the Russian expert in the field of investment and finance, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Gradient Alpha Investments Group Pavel Gagarin, held a seminar in London for British companies looking to work in Russia.
Moscow, Russia (April 19, 2012) — On 12 April, 2012 the Russian expert in the field of investment and finance, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Gradient Alpha Investments Group Pavel Gagarin, held a seminar in London for British companies looking to work in Russia. The event was organized by The Russia House Ltd and supported by the Trade Delegation of Russia in the UK.
The seminar was attended by businessmen, representing trading, manufacturing and IT companies from around the UK.
Mr. Gagarin talked with the audience about the most effective ways starting a business in Russia and how to manage and minimize the legal, administrative, fiscal, financial and market risks. The expert briefed British businessmen on the specifics of reporting systems by Russian companies with foreign participation. The chairman of Gradient Alpha also reviewed the work of foreign investors in Special Economic Zones of Russia and gave many practical recommendations on the basis of his personal experience.
The event demonstrated that British companies are willing to work in Russia, to invest in the Russian economy and to consider specific proposals.
“There are several reasons why Russia is attractive for British investors”, commented Pavel Gagarin. There is little benefit in investing in the U.S. market, since there the local capital is cheaper and more competitive. Most European countries are experiencing a recession, so the British are reluctant to invest in the EU either. Furthermore, they are cautious about investing in China and Southeast Asia, since the trends in the Asian economies are not favourable and prospects are unpredictable. South and Central America look too exotic for more conservative Europeans. This leaves only India, Eastern Europe and Russia, Russia being the country of choice because of the decrease in the price of assets due to the uncertain political situation as well as because of the relatively low inflation rate. With an excellent risk premium, after the new government has been formed and its political course defined, foreign investors, including British ones, will look at Russia with a lot more confidence.”
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