ACGM appoints Michel Rybkin as European Representative, Emerging Markets & Special Situations
New York, NY. – ACGM, Inc. (“ACGM”) today announced the appointment of Michel Rybkin as European Representative, Emerging Markets & Special Situations.
Mr. Rybkin possesses more than a decade of Emerging Markets sales and trading experience and will work alongside Dr. Wolfgang Richter representing ACGM in Europe, with a focus on Emerging Markets and Special Situations. His appointment emphasizes ACGM’s continued commitment to seek out high-margin Emerging Markets trading opportunities and transactions for its global institutional client base.
Prior to joining ACGM, Mr. Rybkin was a Partner at Cheyne Capital Management in London where he was Portfolio Manager for a $250M long-short equity global Emerging Markets fund. Throughout the late 90s and 00s he was based in London holding various Emerging Markets sales and trading positions at the likes of Morgan Stanley and Deutsche Bank. Mr. Rybkin has rich expertise in Emerging Markets equity, fixed income, derivatives and FX, and will provide ACGM and the Firm’s clients with a wealth of knowledge. Mr. Rybkin has also worked extensively on deals relating to highly illiquid structured trades, predominately in Eastern Europe and Africa.
Developed over the course of a successful career in the Emerging Markets sector, Mr. Rybkin maintains strong relationships with institutional investors and high net worth individuals across EMEA.
ACGM’s President, Carlos Abadi welcomed Mr. Rybkin, noting that he will further enhance ACGM’s representation and reputation in Europe, allowing the Firm to attain enhanced access to European opportunities and clients.
“We are thrilled to welcome Michel to ACGM. Michel’s appointment highlights the Firm’s renewed focus on providing high-value services to clients in high-margin, esoteric transactions. Michel’s impressive professional experience, knowledge, and intellect further enhance the Firm’s already expansive Emerging Markets expertise. Michel joins a team of senior Emerging Markets traders and investment bankers, and his trading acumen and wherewithal will ensure his strong representation of ACGM throughout Europe, laying the foundations for ACGM’s further expansion across the continent.”
Mr. Rybkin earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Queen Mary, University of London. He is fluent in English, German and Russian.
About Abadi & Co.
Founded in 1991, Abadi & Co. is an investment banking boutique which specializes in three core areas: emerging markets, financial institutions and restructuring & special situations. By focusing on these three areas of expertise, Abadi & Co. has built a team of independent specialists–Fluent in Finance®–who serve as powerful advocates for clients, focused on protecting their financial interests and delivering practical, high-value financial solutions. The Abadi & Co. team prides itself on its ability to guide clients through difficult and groundbreaking transactions, even in situations where the structuring complexities and challenges would have thwarted others.
Abadi & Co.’s experienced team works on a range of transactions, including mergers & acquisitions, debt & equity capital markets issues and recapitalizations. It caters to a global client base which includes companies, governments and financial institutions, across North America, Latin America, Europe and the Middle East. The firm’s specialization approach means that it only takes on engagements if they fall within one or more of its core areas of expertise, allowing it to assign a strong team to every engagement, providing clients with the attention and intellectual capital they deserve. The firm’s clients appreciate having direct access to a senior banker 24/7; they value the discretion of Abadi & Co.'s smaller team and are relieved of the conflict of interest concerns inherent in working with larger investment banks, which often look to cross-sell other products and services. In order to prevent conflicts of interest, and to ensure the independence of the firm's advice, Abadi & Co. does not conduct trading or manage investments.
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