Interview: Pasha Bank's Farid Akhundov

Interview: Pasha Bank's Farid Akhundov

Azerbaijan’s Pasha Bank has been one of the country’s fastest-growing financial firms and an active participant in the capital markets over the past few years.

The firm could now benefit as Russia’s troubles lead to renewed investor attention on former Soviet states. In this interview, chief executive Farid Akhundov tells EMEA Finance about new business opportunities with Russian customers and his ambitious capital-market plans.

"There's increased interest in Azerbaijan," he says. "With the Russian market closed or too risky, depending on your perception, people are starting to come to Baku."

Mashreq Qatar: Henk Hoogendoorn

Mashreq Qatar: Henk Hoogendoorn

Qatari division of Dubai-based bank names new country head.

VTB Capital: Nick Hutt

VTB Capital: Nick Hutt

Russian investment bank names new chief executive.

October-November 2014

Cover story: Running a roadshow

Cover story: Running a roadshow

They’re hard work, non-stop and crucial to a deal’s success. Bankers and borrowers discuss how to get investor presentations right. Tim Burke reports.

In profile: PZU’s Przemyslaw Dabrowski

In profile: PZU’s Przemyslaw Dabrowski

Polish insurance group PZU’s debut eurobond marked the cheapest borrowing ever from a Central & Eastern European company. Przemysław Dąbrowski, its CFO, talks to Tim Burke.

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