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Konstantin Stetsenko

Kyiv, UA

Founding Partner

ICU

Konstantin Stetsenko

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 Investment Bank in Ukraine in 2016-2018 (Cbonds)
- Best Fixed Income Research Team in Ukraine in 2015-2017 (Cbonds),
- #1 Asset management Firm in Ukraine in 2016 (Acquisition International)
- Best Total Return Active Investment Portfolio in 2016 (World Finance)
- Best Performing Fixed Income Fund in Ukraine in 2008 – 2016 (Investfunds)

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.

Konstantin Stetsenko’s Newsfeed

Local Investors’ Share of Ukrainian Domestic Bonds Likely to Increase on Back of Recent Reforms

Since the beginning of 2019, international investors have been among the most notable players in the Ukrainian government bond market ... “However, this trend is slowly shifting as we now see investments from local non-financial enterprises, insurance companies and private investors who are increasingly investing into domestic government bonds,” said Konstantin Stetsenko, Founding Partner, ICU Group...

Foreign holdings of Ukraine bonds bolstered by Clearstream, says ICU’s Konstantin Stetsenko

The NBU’s affiliation with Clearstream played an important role in increasing investor confidence in Ukraine’s capital markets as it took them more than three years to put the mechanism in place, and it appears to have paid off already. This wasn’t the case two years ago according to Konstantin Stetsenko, founding partner of ICU, Ukraine’s leading asset manager. Mr. Stetsenko said that the holding of foreign investors in Ukrainian bonds was barely above zero...

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Konstantin Stetsenko’s Background

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.
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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Other Business Interests

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.
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

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.
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

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

Konstantin Stetsenko’s Education

Executive Leadership Development
2018 - 2019
Economic Cybernetics (Masters Degree)
1997 - 2001