ICU, an independent asset management and investment advisory firm specialising in the emerging markets of Central and Eastern Europe, has been voted by peers as Ukraine’s best Capital Markets and Advisory firm in the 2021 Euromoney Private Banking and Wealth Management Survey. ICU was also commended for its Private Banking Services achieving 3rd place in the category.
Makar Paseniuk, co-founder of ICU, commented:
“We are pleased to be recognized as a leader in Capital Markets and Advisory in Ukraine. We have been a part of the Ukrainian capital market for over 15 years and are proud to be leading its development. We are also delighted to receive recognition for our leading private banking services. A mature financial sector is crucial for our country’s prosperity and democracy at large. We are glad to be a part of Ukraine’s emerging success story and hope progress will continue despite the pandemic.
Konstantin Stetsenko, co-founder of ICU, commented:
“These awards attest to our continued success in delivering creative, world-class solutions to our clients and partners across the product spectrum. We aim to simplify processes and increase market accessibility for our clients. A great example is the ICU Trade online platform, which launched last year. It provides all private Ukrainian investors with the possibility to invest in Ukrainian government bonds in real time with just a few clicks. This is the kind of digital-first innovation we will continue to strive for across fixed income, asset management, investment advisory and venture capital sectors.”
The 2021 Euromoney Private Banking and Wealth Management Survey provides a qualitative review of the best services in private banking, by region and by areas of service. It is an informative guide for high net-worth individuals on the range of professional wealth management service providers that are available.
The winners of the Awards are chosen by the peer group - institutional investors, representatives of family offices, global banks and asset managers. The full list of winners of the award in 2020 can be found on the website of the publication.
ICU is an independent asset management and investment advisory firm specialising in the emerging markets of Central and Eastern Europe.
Founded in 2006 by senior investment professionals from ING, ICU is Ukraine's leading asset manager with over $500m in assets under management. Our current strategy includes significant allocations to venture capital and distressed debt.
Our veteran investment team has experience in private equity & venture capital, high yield corporate debt, distressed debt, restructurings and other special situations across a number of emerging markets. Investment decisions are supported by robust macroeconomic and sectoral analyses from our in-house team of research economists.
We aim to provide our clients with superior risk-adjusted returns across a number of asset classes. The firm is expanding its reach into key European markets via a combination of organic growth and acquisition and continues to expand the range its investment offerings.
Makar Paseniuk and Konstantin Stetsenko are founding partners of ICU.