Realizing the Economic Potential of Russia
Panel Session
Congress Centre, Conference Hall D1

The combined assets of the ten largest sovereign wealth funds exceed USD 3 trillion, but as the commodity supercycle has unwound and global growth rates have slowed, there are new demands to enhance yields and bring best practices into investment strategies. What is the expected level of risk and return for sovereign wealth fund investments and what are the sectors that these funds in particular can differentiate? Where are sovereign wealth funds seeing most success and what specific reforms are most needed for Russia to maximize performance?

Yermolai Solzhenitsyn , Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company

Mikhail Abyzov , Minister of the Russian Federation
Oleg Belozerov , President, Chairman of the Board, Russian Railways
Albert Eganyan , Chairman of the Board of Directors, InfraONE
Andrey Ivanov , Deputy Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation
Ian Colebourne , Chief Executive Officer, Deloitte CIS
Sergei Morozov , Governor of Ulyanovsk Region
Nikolai Podguzov , Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Roman Starovoyt , Head, Federal Road Agency (Rosavtodor)


Key moments

We need smart investments entailing qualitative changes.
Andrey Ivanov
The state is prepared to seek the necessary long-term solutions for making state investments and formalizing them in law.
Andrey Ivanov
We must work more actively with investors so that they trust us, and certain guarantees on the part of the state have an additional positive effect.
Oleg Belozerov
Even small participation by private capital in the PPP format is extremely beneficial to the state, since it reduces the cost and increases the quality of projects.
Mikhail Abyzov