Professional Expertise: alternative investments, thematic portfolios, ESG, ETFs From the very beginning of my career, I have worked with liquidity issues both at a corporate level and at a financial market level in various securities markets and jurisdictions. Throughout my work, I have had success in developing solutions that enhance liquidity and support the proper function of markets or companies. I have accumulated experience in most financial markets including currencies, commodities, fixed income and equities. I was active in the nascent Russian equity market from its post-Soviet origin to its maturity. I participated in the trade of early privatization vouchers and continued to trade Russian equities on the more formal RTS and on the NYSE (ADRs) until the first crash of the Russian stock market. Most recently, my efforts have centered on investments in early-stage companies that support their eventual IPO and on the development and management of exchange traded funds (ETFs). My experience also includes the marketing of the first electronic custody department in Russia established by Vneshtorgbank (VTB); liquidity development programs for Russian companies seeking to improve the trading volume of their shares to support market capitalizations more reflective of corporate value; the establishment of ADR programs for Russian companies; and the design of stock indices tailored specifically to take advantage of the special trading and portfolio management techniques unique to ETFs.