Alexei Yakovitsky joined VTB Capital in 2008. He is responsible for the strategic and operational development of VTB Capital holding companies.
Institutional Investor rated him one of the top three Russian telecom analysts four years in a row (2004-08), while in 2007 the organizers of the Financial Olympus named Alexei the best analyst on the Russian market. The telecoms team headed by Alexei took first place in EMEA emerging markets in Extel’s 2005, 2006 and 2007 surveys.
Alexei joined VTB Capital from Deutsche Bank where he worked as head of research in the bank's Moscow branch (2007-2008).
Prior to that, he was co-head and then head of research at leading Russian investment bank United Financial Group (UFG) (2005-2007), which was bought by Deutsche in 2006.
Alexei joined UFG in 2000 as a telecommunications analyst.
He holds an MA in Political Science from the Nelson A. Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy in the U.S. (1998) and a PhD in History from the Moscow State University (graduated in 1997).