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Concorde Capital: #1 in Ukraine - Thomson Reuters 2012 Extel Survey

KYIV, JUNE 13 – Concorde Capital was voted the top brokerage in Ukraine in the 2012 Thomson Reuters Extel Survey, according to results announced yesterday.Voting in the survey was conducted primarily online and ran from March 19 to May 4, 2012. From across Europe, more than 2,100 buy-side firms, 2,500 analysts from 270 brokerages/research houses and nearly 800 of Europe’s largest quoted companies participated in this year’s survey.It was the sixth year in a row Concorde Capital was named among the top-three in Ukraine and one place higher than its ranking in 2011.

Concorde Capital was also rated the top Ukraine-based brokerage in all Emerging Europe for the fourth straight year, at #10, up four places from 2011, ahead of VTB Capital, Renaissance Capital and Goldman Sachs.In the individual award section, Concorde Capital’s team was also honored. Head of Research Alexander Paraschiy was named the #1 investment analyst in Emerging Europe, ahead of analysts from global banks such as UBS, Morgan Stanley and Bank of America.Paraschiy was also voted the #1 individual in Ukraine country research and #3 in Emerging EMEA: Chemicals/Industrials.Concorde Capital’s economist Vitaliy Vavryshchuk came in #11 among investment analysts in Emerging Europe. Rostyslav Shmanenko, who is in international sales at Concorde, was named #2 in Emerging Europe in Trading & Execution. Another Concorde Capital analyst, Roman Topolyuk, was #3 in Emerging EMEA: Metals & Mining.Ukraine first appeared in the Extel Survey in 2007.

The Thomson Reuters Extel Survey gave out over 450 awards covering equity sectors, economics and strategy, equity derivatives and emerging market categories. All data, votes received and methodology applied were verified by Deloitte. In total, over 14,000 individual voters cast over 950,000 votes in this year’s survey. Results are available at