Euromoney cites Dragon for research

Print version
Sept. 12, 2002, 7 p.m. |
Euromoney, a British financial magazine, has named Kyiv‑based Dragon Capital Ukraine’s best equities brokerage firm in its 2002 Awards for Excellence survey.

The award highlights Dragon’s rapid ascension from a newcomer to Ukraine’s capital markets just two years ago to the country’s leading investment bank today, a company spokesman said.

In its special Awards edition, Euromoney acknowledged Dragon’s brokerage services and the reliability of the KP‑Dragon Index, launched together with the Kyiv Post in 2000.

“Dragon Capital takes the award for best equities house, not just because it is a full‑service brokerage with extensive equity research coverage taking in all the major Ukrainian companies, but also because of its work in developing the KP‑Dragon Index ... This is the first reliable index in the Ukrainian market,” Euromoney wrote.

Euromoney’s annual Awards for Excellence encompass over 80 countries. Besides Ukraine, other former Soviet republics surveyed by the London‑based magazine this year include Russia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic and Uzbekistan. Euromoney named Merrill Lynch the world’s best equities house and Citigroup the world’s most improved equities house.

“Euromoney’s rankings are recognized worldwide. The fact that they are based on a survey of leading financial and strategic investors makes us proud that we have attained our goal to provide superior quality services for our clients,” said Tomas Fiala, Dragon’s managing director. “Our award also proves that first‑class financial services can be provided in a challenging environment like Ukraine’s.”

Dragon Capital was founded in spring 2000 by a group of investment professionals with experience in Ukraine and other Central and Eastern European markets. Besides becoming a major player in the nation’s stock market, Dragon Capital is also one of the largest investment banks in Ukraine in terms of corporate finance services. The company has managed mergers and acquisitions and privatization transactions for multinational corporations including Bongrain, Interbrew and Rusal. Currently, Dragon is working on more than a dozen projects for foreign and domestic investors.
The Kyiv Post is disabling its online comment section due to an increase in trolls, violent comments and other personal attacks. Other news organizations worldwide have taken similar steps for the same reasons. The Kyiv Post regrets having to take this action. The newspaper believes in a robust public debate, but the discussion must be constructive and intelligent. For the time being, the Kyiv Post will allow comments on its moderated Facebook group The newspaper will consider hosting online comments again when circumstances allow. Thank you from the Kyiv Post.


© 1995–2015 Public Media

Web links to Kyiv Post material are allowed provided that they contain a URL hyperlink to the material and a maximum 500-character extract of the story. Otherwise, all materials contained on this site are protected by copyright law and may not be reproduced without the prior written permission of Public Media at
All information of the Interfax-Ukraine news agency placed on this web site is designed for internal use only. Its reproduction or distribution in any form is prohibited without a written permission of Interfax-Ukraine.