Leadership

  • Christopher J. Weafer

    Senior Partner

    • Born and educated in Ireland, Christopher (Chris) has over 36 years of experience in emerging and frontier markets, including 18 in Russia/CIS
    • Voted best Russia/CIS investment strategist for 2013-14 in separate polls carried out by Thomson Reuters Extel and Institutional Investor magazine, and in 2016 Chris was voted the top Russia Policy Forecaster by Focus Economics
    • Previously served as Chief Strategist at Sberbank – CIB (Russia’s largest bank), as well as with both Uralsib Financial Corporation and Alfa Bank. First role in Russia was Head of Research with Troika Dialog in 1998
    • Prior to moving to Russia, Chris worked as Head of Research for NatWest Markets in Bangkok, Thailand, during the Asian financial crisis of 1997-98
    • Served as Senior Investment Manager at the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, one of the world’s largest sovereign wealth funds, based in Abu Dhabi, UAE
    • Author of a wide variety of published articles about Russia, Central Asia, and macro and energy trends. Widely quoted in the international financial press and appears regularly on BBC, CNN International, CNBC, and Bloomberg
  • J.P. Natkin

    Partner

    • Born and educated in the US, J.P. received a BA in Political Science from Boston University and did his graduate work in Strategic Studies at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies
    • Has worked in Russia/CIS and the CEEMEA region for 25 years and lived in the region in the ’90s
    • Has been voted one of the best EMEA & Russia sales professionals by Thomson Reuters Extel survey, repeatedly placing in the top of these polls
    • Served as CEO and Global Head of Sales for Otkritie Inc., Russia’s largest private bank and initiated research sales coverage to North American investors
    • Managed Client Services in North America and Headed Emerging Market Sales for Credit Agricole Cheuvreux; also worked in senior roles at Uralsib Financial Corporation, Troika Dialog, ING Barings, and Renaissance Capital
    • Managed market entry and corporate finance strategy projects in Russia and throughout the CEEMEA region for numerous Fortune 500 companies
    • Led several due diligence projects for investors looking at acquisitions and/or JVs in Russia, Ukraine, Central Asia, and the CIS region
  • Randy Bregman

    • Born and educated in the US, Randy earned a BA in Russian Language and Literature from Columbia University, an MA in Soviet and East European Studies from Yale, and a JD from the Georgetown University Law Center
    • For many years was a partner in Dentons’ Washington practice and continues to serve the firm as a Senior Counsel
    • Has concentrated on Russia, Eastern Europe, and the CIS region for more than 25 years and has significant experience in corporate, policy, and regulatory matters
    • As the managing partner of a US law firm’s Moscow office, advised on the first Russian foreign investment law and the contract law section of the Russian Civil Codes
    • Has extensive experience helping foreign companies structure their businesses and subsidiaries in the region, and is a highly regarded expert on localisation issues
    • Regularly advises corporations and investors on issues related to compliance with anti-bribery laws and practices, as well as with US sanctions issues
    • For nearly 30 years has consulted with government agencies in the CIS/CEE region on a range of policy issues related to creating the legal framework to promote economic growth and attract foreign investment, and has participated in long-term consultancy programmes on privatisation, anti-monopoly, and anti-bribery
  • Thomas G. Adshead

    • Born in New Zealand and UK educated, Thomas (Tom) holds a degree in Economics from Cambridge University as well as a postgraduate diploma in Russian Language from Glasgow University
    • Tom is a CFA Charterholder
    • Has concentrated on the Russia/CIS region for 25 years – originally training as a Sovietologist – and has been residing in Moscow for the past 18 years
    • Prior to joining Macro-Advisory, was a Portfolio Manager at Moscow-based Verno Capital, an investment advisory and hedge fund management firm
    • Served as a Portfolio Manager at Alfa Capital, Russia’s largest retail fund manager
    • Lead the research teams at Kazimir Partners and at Sito Capital, both Moscow-based
    • Prior to moving to the buy side, held Analyst and Head of Research positions at several sell-side firms including IFC Metropol, Troika Dialog, and United Financial Group
    • Began his banking career at CS First Boston and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
  • Michael K. Winn

    • Born and educated in the UK, Michael (Mike) holds a degree in Russian and Soviet Studies from London University and an MBA from the City University Business School
    • Has focused professionally on the Russian and CIS markets for over 25 years, and has lived in Moscow for the past 18 years
    • Held senior positions with the UK Department of Trade and Industry
    • Covered Russia and Eastern Europe for Lloyds Merchant Bank, Chase Manhattan and WestLB
    • Headed a team developing downstream projects in the CIS for British Gas
    • As an independent consultant, Mike has advised clients on projects ranging from market entry/business development to raising finances in banking, agriculture, and aviation
    • Was retained by Sempra Trading (subsequently JP Morgan) to develop structures in the coal export and electricity trading markets in Russia
  • Guy Marshall

    • Born and educated in the UK, Guy holds degrees from University College London and Birmingham University
    • Currently enrolled in an executive masters program in management at Oxford University’s Said Business School
    • Has been advising institutional investors on emerging and frontier markets for over two decades
    • Held senior sales positions with Citigroup and Sberbank, focusing on the markets of the CEEMEA region
    • Served as head of the London office and as senior salesperson for Kazakh investment bank Visor Capital, focused on the markets of Central Asia