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Konstantin Stetsenko

Founding Partner

ICU

Kyiv, UA

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Konstantin Stetsenko’s Biography

Konstantin Stetsenko is one of the Founding Partners of ICU and has been instrumental in building an experienced, professional and industry-recognized team that has established ICU as the leading independent asset management, private equity and investment advisory firm in Central and Eastern Europe.

ICU’s investment team has significant experience in private equity & venture capital, brokerage & asset management, high yield corporate debt, distressed debt, restructurings and other special situations across a number of emerging markets and aim to provide their clients with superior risk-adjusted returns across a number of asset classes. The firm is expanding its reach into key European markets via a combination of organic growth and acquisition and continues to expand the range of its investment offerings.

Described as one of Ukraine’s best traders, Konstantin has been pivotal in rolling out the asset management and fixed income trading businesses. Under his leadership, ICU has received international accolades including:

- Best Trading Platform and Asset Management Firm, 2021...
Konstantin Stetsenko is one of the Founding Partners of ICU and has been instrumental in building an experienced, professional and industry-recognized team that has established ICU as the leading independent asset management, private equity and investment advisory firm in Central and Eastern Europe.

ICU’s investment team has significant experience in private equity & venture capital, brokerage & asset management, high yield corporate debt, distressed debt, restructurings and other special situations across a number of emerging markets and aim to provide their clients with superior risk-adjusted returns across a number of asset classes. The firm is expanding its reach into key European markets via a combination of organic growth and acquisition and continues to expand the range of its investment offerings.

Described as one of Ukraine’s best traders, Konstantin has been pivotal in rolling out the asset management and fixed income trading businesses. Under his leadership, ICU has received international accolades including:

- Best Trading Platform and Asset Management Firm, 2021 (Global Banking & Finance Awards)
- Best Capital Markets & Advisory Firm in Ukraine, 2021 (Euromoney)
- Best Securities Brokerage, Asset Management & CSR Firm in Ukraine, 2020 (Global Banking & Finance Awards)
- Best Pension Fund won by “Dynasty”, under the management of ICU, 2020 (Corporate LiveWire)
- Best Brokerage and Asset Management Firm in Ukraine, 2020 (Global Banking & Finance Awards)
- Best Investment Bank in Ukraine, 2015-2019 (Cbonds)

Led by Konstantin, ICU has become the leading broker-dealer of local Ukrainian bond market with the biggest market share in government bonds exchange and non-exchange deals.

Prior to joining ICU, Konstantin was Head of Fixed Income Trading at ING Bank Ukraine. Before that, he was head of Sales & Trading at Ukrsibbank and Vice-Chairman of the Board and Chief Investment Officer at Ukrsib Asset Management.
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Konstantin Stetsenko’s Newsfeed

Takeaways from local government debt management workshop

ICU, in cooperation with the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine, the National Bank of Ukraine, and Clearstream, held the Local Government Debt Management Workshop on 8 June 2022. Konstantin Stetsenko, Founding Partner of ICU, along with the panellists discussed how ongoing macroeconomic developments, new regulations, the recent NBU key policy rate hike, and government debt management priorities affect the market for local government bonds.

Citywire
Why investors should look beyond media hysteria around Ukraine

Konstantin Stetsenko, a founding partner of ICU, is quoted in an article by Citywire regarding the recent tensions on the border of Ukraine, and the damaging effects this is starting to have on the country's economy.

 

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Konstantin Stetsenko’s Background

ICU
Founding Partner
Mar 2008 - Present
Kyiv, UA
ICU is an independent asset management and investment advisory firm specialising in the emerging markets of Central and Eastern Europe. Founded over a decade ago, ICU is Ukraine's leading asset manager with over $500m in assets under management.
ING Bank Ukraine
Head of Fixed Income Trading
Aug 2005 - Mar 2008
Kyiv, UA
ING is a global bank with a strong European base. Their main aim is to empower people to stay a step ahead in life and business. The bank became a leader among bonds traders and underwriters of bonds in Ukraine under Stetsenko’s management.
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Konstantin Stetsenko’s Gallery

Other Business Interests

Ukrainian Financial Forum
Founder
2014 - Present
Kyiv, UA
The forum, one of the main financial events in Ukraine, was launched by the ICU in 2014 and is held annually to revitalize the economic debate in Ukraine and attract leading international experts to discuss the country's economic changes.
Kyiv School of Economics
Strategic Partner
2016 - Present
Kyiv, UA
The graduate school of economics and management in Ukraine was founded in 1996 by the EERC and the Eurasia Foundation. The university offers master's programs in Business and Financial Economics, Economic Analysis. It has an agreement with the University of Houston in the United States which permits it to grant graduates an MA in economics in their name as well.
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Philanthropy

ICU Business Books & ICU Kids' Books for Charity in Partnership with Tabletochki Charity Foundation
Founder
2015 - Present
Kyiv, UA
ICU initiated the project with the idea to publish leading books on business & economics that are not readily available to the local audience. It’s aim is to bridge this gap by providing access to these books in the Ukrainian language. ICU generally picks globally recognised authors who write & publish their work in English. In 2019, ICU initiated a new series called ICU Kids’ Books.
From the Country to Ukraine
Co-Founder
2014 - Present
Kyiv, UA
Every year, the charity holds a festival of in hundreds of small cities in Ukraine, presenting Ukrainian art, modern music groups, sports achievements, scientific developments and many other initiatives to raise awareness of local achievements which Ukrainians can be proud of.
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Media

Ukrainian Financial Forum
Media Appearance
Sep 2017
Odesa, UA
Konstantin Stetsenko gives the opening speech at the Ukrainian Financial Forum 2017.
Ukrainian Financial Forum
Media Appearance
Sep 2018
Odesa, UA
Konstantin Stetsenko speaks at the Domestic Sovereign Bonds panel, discussing the outlook and opportunities in domestic sovereign and corporate bonds.

Awards & Endorsements

The American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine
Winner 2021
Kyiv, UA
In 2021, ICU was presented with a Thanksgiving Certificate of Appreciation by The American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine in recognition of the company's Leadership in Times of Crisis, Supporting Ukraine's Economy and People, and Exceptional Resilience during the COVID-19 Outbreak.
World Economic Magazine
Winner 2021
Kyiv, UA
ICU was recognised as the Best Asset Manager in Ukraine and the Best Asset Manager in Corporate Governance in Ukraine by the World Economic Magazine in 2021.
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Konstantin Stetsenko’s Education

Stanford Graduate School of Business
Executive Leadership Development
2018 - 2019
Kharkiv National University
Economic Cybernetics (Masters Degree)
1996 - 2001