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MARKETS: MeritKapital expands EM bonds team

15 September, 2017

Meritkapital Ltd., a Cyprus-based, CySEC licensed investment firm (#77/06) with an FCA licensed company in London, announced three key recruitments in its efforts for growth within the Emerging Markets fixed income space, the firm’s niche area of expertise.

A valuable new member of the firm’s Emerging Market Sales and Trading team is Nathalia Ermolitskaya who has more than 20 years experience in the Russian and CIS capital markets industry. Nathalia’s distinguished career includes the buildout of the fixed-income desk at MDM Bank (Moscow) through the establishment of a considerable, international client network, but also in the development of the desk’s product offering that ranged from origination to primary issue selling as well as secondary market trading. Subsequently, she held Directorship posts on the Emerging Markets Sales’ desks of Barclays and BNP (Moscow), respectively.
Earlier in the year, the firm hired Alla Kholodkova, also backed by a 7-year capital markets industry expertise. Alla was previously on the Sales and Trading desk of Credit Suisse (Moscow) where she covered Russian and CIS institutional clients that engaged in fixed-income, swap and repo products. Her relationship with local Russian and CIS buy-side firms are an imperative variable to locking in optimal pricing and crossing flows with western capital markets.
Similarly, the firm’s FCA-licensed affiliate firm, Meritkapital UK Ltd (#720609), recruited Oladimeji (Ladi) Oluwo who has built the Sub-Sahara fixed income desk and successfully formed a foothold in the respective product offering. Ladi’s most notable previous posts include his experience at Renaissance Capital (London) where he accomplished a similar undertaking. In turn, Ladi’s valuable local Sub-Sahara institutional relationships also incorporate considerable value to the firm’s international buy-side relationships.