03 November 2016
Renaissance Capital hires Simon Aird as Head of International Equity Capital Markets

Dmitry Brodsky appointed Head of Russia & CIS ECM

London and Moscow, 3 November 2016 – Renaissance Capital, a leading emerging and frontier markets-focused investment bank, today announced that Simon Aird has joined the Firm as Head of International Equity Capital Markets (ECM) based in London, while Dmitry Brodsky has been promoted to Head of Renaissance Capital's Russia and CIS ECM franchise, working from Moscow. These appointments will strengthen the ECM team globally, while also unifying and boosting the Firm’s capital markets offering.

Mr. Aird has over 20 years of experience in ECM and Syndicate work. He joins the Firm from Nomura International, where he was a Managing Director and Head of the EMEA Equity Syndicate (2012-2016). Prior to this, he spent 12 years at Credit Suisse as a Managing Director, working on the Equity Capital Markets team in both London and Hong Kong (2000-2012). Before joining Credit Suisse, Mr. Aird worked with HSBC in London and New York, managing their European and International Syndicates. He has worked on a wide variety of ECM transactions, raising collectively over US$ 150 billion through IPOs, marketed follow-ons, accelerated bookbuilds and convertible bonds, among other equity-related monetisations. Mr Aird graduated with a BSc degree in Economics and Politics from the University of Bristol.

Mr. Brodsky has been at Renaissance Capital since 2004. During this time, he has advised on a wide spectrum of ECM deals by Russian and international issuers led by the Firm across its global offering. Most recently, under his leadership Renaissance Capital advised on the accelerated bookbuild of Georgia’s TBC Bank, the seventh consecutive transaction the Firm has executed in Georgia and the third transaction with TBC Bank. Mr Brodsky graduated with a degree in economics from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations. In his new role, he will continue focusing on the origination and execution of primary equity and equity-linked products, as well as working on structured solutions across all sectors.

John Porter, Head of Financing Group, Renaissance Capital, commented: "Simon's expertise will give us substantial additional capacity at a time when we are seeking to expand our product offering geographically to stay at the forefront of the EM & frontier markets universe, while Dmitry's deep knowledge of Russia and the CIS markets will further develop the Firm’s leading practice in the region. These new appointments demonstrate Renaissance Capital’s continuing commitment both to enhancing the already strong team and promoting talent from within the Firm. We are delighted to welcome Simon to Renaissance Capital and look forward to working with Dmitry in his new role."