ICU, an independent asset management, private equity and investment advisory firm specialising in Central and Eastern Europe, is pleased to announce the appointment of Sergiy Nikolaychuk as Head of Macroeconomic Research.
In his new position, Sergiy will be responsible for developing top-tier models, views and research analysis on key economic trends in developing and global markets and for shaping ICU’s economic outlook.
Makar Paseniuk, Founding Partner of ICU, said:
“Sergiy is a top-class economist, author of a number of important researches in macroeconomics and monetary policy. During his professional career, Sergiy was instrumental in implementing inflation targeting framework and for the reform of the NBU's monetary policy which gained international recognition. This policy is still helping the country cope with the financial and economic problems caused by the pandemic.
Sergiy’s extensive experience will help him focus on ICU’s macroeconomic research product on becoming more impactful, offering greater commercial value to corporate and institutional clients which will be invaluable to them as they steer through these unprecedented times.”
Sergiy Nikolaychuk, Head of Macroeconomic Research, commented:
“I am very pleased to join this team of professionals. I sincerely hope that my experience and knowledge will be useful for ICU in this era of change. This is a great opportunity to continue to practically apply my knowledges and develop new competencies working together with the rest of team.”
Prior to joining ICU, Sergiy was the Deputy Minister of the Ministry for Development of Economy, Trade and Agriculture of Ukraine where he was responsible for strengthening the analytical models of economic policy-making decisions, macroeconomic forecast and attracting investments into Ukrainian economy.
Before that, Sergiy spent 15 years at the National Bank of Ukraine where he started his career as an economist. He rose through the ranks and was promoted to a Director of the Monetary Policy and Economic Analysis Department.
Sergiy is a visiting lecturer and Research Fellow at the Kyiv School of Economics. He is also a visiting lecturer at the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv where he received a Master’s in Economics in 2004. Sergiy holds a Ph.D. in Economics from this university.
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.
26 March 2020
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