Hey guys! This week’s guest is Steve Gorelik, he is a portfolio manager at Firebird Asset Management. I first met Steve at VALUEx Vail 2019 and today he is going to give us a crash course on Investing Eastern Europe. He shares how his investing journey started, the cultural differences that he notices between the west and Eastern Europe, why you can find world class businesses in Eastern Europe, the future of the Russian Stock Market, the geopolitical differences between Russia vs China and last but not least he introduces us to 5 different companies located in different countries inside Eastern Europe such as Banca Transilvania located in Romania, Kaspi located in Kazakhstan, Georgia Capital based in Georgia, Yandex and Moscow Exchange located in Russia.
[0:00] Who is Steve Gorelik?
[5:00] Unknown things about investing in Eastern Europe
[14:00] Russia’s Rule of Law
[26:00] The future of the Russian Stock Market
[37:00] Moscow Exchange ($MOEX)
[48:00] Why you can Find High Quality Businesses in Russia?
[54:00] Profitability or Growth?
[57:00] Yandex ($YNDX)
[1:04:00] The Tech Ecosystem in Russia
[1:09:00] Romania: Banca Transilvania
[1:15:00] Kazakhstan: Kaspi
[1:20:00] Georgia: Georgia Capital (LSE: CGEO)
[1:26:00] Eastern Europe: Invest in Banks:
[1:28:30] Russia vs China
[1:35:00] More from Steve Gorelik and Closing Questions
If you like what you heard please follow Steve on Twitter @stevegorelik and check out his firm Firebird Asset Management
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