‘Green’ ESG funds outperform S&P benchmark

Nine of the 10 largest US mutual and exchange traded ESG funds outperformed the benchmark Vanguard…

Trebles all round! Cameron cashes in on Brexit through Belt & Road fund role

Former UK Prime Minister David Cameron has taken on a new role leading a government-backed investment…

Ping An overtakes Allianz and launches $1bn fintech investment fund

China’s Ping An Insurance Group this week celebrated  overtaking Allianz as the world’s  most valuable insurance…

New investment fund set to strengthen ties between Russia and Turkey

The flourishing political and economic alliance between Russia and Turkey wracked up a notch  this week with…

Hinkley Point the model as France and China pledge to set up investment fund

Hinkley Point: France and China are to set up a fund for joint investment in overseas projects,…

Rostec set to sell off 25% stake in Russian Helicopters to UAE fund

Russian state technologies corporation Rostec is expecting to rubber-stamp  the sale of a 25% stake in…

Sistema and TUS Holdings to launch $100m Sino-Russian high-tech VC fund

Russia’s AFK  Sistema and TUS Holdings from China are in talks over the creation of a…

China agrees to underwrite $2bn agricultural investment fund with Russia

$2bn Agricultural investment fund: Russia and China have agreed to set up a $2bn investment fund specialising in agricultural…

RVC and Da Vinci Capital Management launch $100m high-tech investment fund

Russia’s state-run ‘fund of funds’ RVC this month joined forces with Da Vinci Capital Management to…

UK VC Charlemagne Capital leads return to Iran

UK VC Charlemagne Capital leads return to Iran: London-based asset manager Charlemagne Capital has become the first…

High-tech orthotics start-up secures backing from New York VC firm

High-tech orthotics start-up: Zdravprint, the Moscow-based start-up that is using 3D printing technology to produce customised…

Hydrogen powered phone charger developed by Russian start-up

Hydrogen powered phone charger: A Russian startup claims to have developed a mobile device charger  that uses a combination…

Belarusian-Russian VC fund to be created to help start-ups

Belarusian-Russian VC: Russia and Belarus are planning to establish a joint venture capital fund this year…

Russian Venture Company sets up medical technology fund with R-Pharm

 Russian Venture Company (RVC), the Russian government’s fund of funds, has joined forces  with the R-Pharm…

Kazakh educational robot woos London investment community

Kazakh educational robot: Indybo a start-up company that seeks to teach children the fundamentals of electronics and programming through…

Mail.ru sells Headhunter recruitment agency for RUB9.85bn

Mail.ru sells Headhunter: Russian internet giant Mail.ru has sold its online recruitment agency Headhunter to the…

Kidburg 40% stake acquired by CapMan Russia II investment fund

Kidburg: Investment fund CapMan Russia II has acquired a 40% stake in Kidburg, the Russian company behind…

Mangrove Capital VC pulls out of Russia

Mangrove Capital, the Luxembourg-based venture capital company behind on-line retailer KupiVIP and on-line booking agency Oktogo…

Russian VC Life.Sreda sets up financial IT fund

Russian VC Life.Sreda has set up a new $100m fund dedicated to investments in foreign start-ups  looking…

Russian venture capital investment volumes down 27%

Russian venture capital investment: Year-on-year volumes of venture capital investments in Russia decreased by 27% in the…

Russian private equity funds hit hard by sanctions

Russian private equity funds: Fund managers at private equity companies are getting increasingly concerned that tensions between…

RDIF to invest $2bn in Far East agribusiness development

Far East agribusiness: The Russian Direct Investment Fund is planning to spend $2bn on the development of the…

Second Runa technology investment fund launched

Runa technology investment fund: The investment company Runa Capital has launched a second fund to invest in…

Non-destructive testing start-up gets Abramovich funding

Non-destructive testing: AcousticEye, a start-up manufacturer of non-traversing tube and pipe inspection equipment for the global NDT (non-destructive testing)…