21 Sep 2005 14:22

Mikhail Matovnikov appointed general director of Interfax Center for Economic Analysis

Mikhail Matovnikov, a leading Russian expert in banks and financial institutions, has been appointed general director of the Interfax Center for Economic Analysis.

The Center for Economic Analysis is a well-known analytical center, which is part of the Interfax International Group and provides macroeconomic forecasts, analyses the situation on financial markets and regional economies, and reports on tendencies in the money market in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States. The CEA‘s most popular editions are rankings of Russia‘s largest banks and insurance companies, known as Interfax-100, highly reputed among players on the financial market.
Interfax‘s Board of Directors in September made the decision to expand the CEA‘s activities and launch a series of new products, including products intended for players on CIS countries‘ financial markets.
"We are convinced that Mikhail Matovnikov will consolidate the status of the Center for Economic Analysis as an independent analytical center that meets the demands of investors and players on the financial market, and strongly increase the analytical component of our information products," said Interfax Group Chairman Mikhail Komissar.
Matovnikov joined Interfax in 2000 as chief analyst with the Center for Economic Analysis. In 2001, he was a member of the founding team of Interfax Rating Agency and headed the agency‘s financial institutions ratings department. After Moody‘s Investors Service acquired a majority stake in the company, he became vice president - senior analyst with Moody‘s Interfax Rating Agency.
Matovnikov worked earlier as a researcher at the Institute for the Economy in Transition at the Russian Academy of Sciences‘ Central Economics and Mathematics Institute.
Matovnikov graduated from the St. Petersburg Economics and Finance University in 1997, where he majored in credit and finance. He holds a candidate‘s degree and is an author and co-author of five books and over 100 research papers published in Russia and abroad.