Russian investment bank VTB Capital will hire for its equities division in Dubai and expand its investment banking offerings.
The bank will provide M&A, equity and fixed-income trading and asset management services throughout the Middle East and Africa, Makram Abboud, chief executive officer of the region, told Bloomberg.
VTB Capital plans to provide advisory, mergers and acquisitions, equity and fixed-income trading, structured lending and asset management services throughout the Middle East and Africa, Abboud said.
"VTB Capital does not have the legacy issues that are impacting many other firms," he said. "We are able to grow our business at a time when many others are downsizing, reducing their capabilities and withdrawing from specific markets and businesses."
The firm has been on a hiring spree of late as it attempts to fashion itself into a global investment bank. In February, the bank said it would hire 200 bankers for offices in Singapore, New York and Hong Kong.
It's also been poaching from Deutsche Bank and Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
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1. Evaluate the company like a Wall Street analyst would.
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(Source: CBS Money Watch)