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Sanctions against Russia: On the Path to Compliance

Reetu Khosla, Pegasystems | 15 April

Last week the US government announced that it was planning to introduce tougher economic sanctions against Russia for its actions in Ukraine. As the US and the European Union (EU) are in further discussions for increased sanctions against the former Soviet country, there is a presumption that there will be more sanctions coming that will impact trade and finance. If so, financial services will be one of the most strongly affected industries with multinational banks and organisations facing significant compliance risk challenges if they engage in any business with sanctioned persons or entities.

FP&A in Russia and the CIS: Holding on to Progress

Larysa Melnychuk, London FP&A Club | 14 April

The author, one of the founders and secretaries of the London Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) Clubs in early 2013, was instrumental in launching similar clubs last autumn in Moscow and Kiev. As she reports, the progress achieved by both over recent months is currently by the deteriorating political situation caused by Russia’s annexation of the Crimea and uncertainty over the future of Ukraine.

Decentralising Responsibility: the Benefits for Mid-Caps

Yuri Pinchuk, Velta LLC | 11 April

Velta LLC is still a young business. Set up in 2000, the Ukraine ilmenite mining company, based in Dnepropetrovsk, has benefited from rising prices for titanium materials - enabling it to build new plant and expand existing sites in the past three years. In this article, its chief financial officer (CFO) outlines the benefits of decentralising for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and how such a policy was successfully deployed at one of his own companies.

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