Financial Centres Of The World 2021: Focus On Moscow
Webinar - Russia

As the capital and largest city of Russia, Moscow, unsurprisingly, is the country’s chief commercial and financial centre. Most foreign investment in the Russian economy passes through Moscow’s financial institutions and as the hub of Russia’s transportation network, Moscow enjoys supremacy as the country’s centre for domestic and foreign commerce. Moscow currently ranks 57th in the Global Financial Centres Index, though the centre has been rising steadily and surely as it continues to expand its financial capabilities. In this webinar, Evgeny Dridze will cover:

  • The scale and make up of financial services in a Moscow
  • Tatest developments in financial services and regulation
  • The scope for inward investment


Evgeny Dridze is Deputy Head of the Department of Foreign Economic and International Relations for the City of Moscow. In this role, he oversees the relations of the Moscow Government with foreign investors and businesses on financial and property issues, and resolution of disputes; the organization of bilateral working groups with partner countries on mutual promotion of manufacturing and technology; attracting foreign investment to the city of Moscow; legal support for the Department's activities, and organization of legislative work in the Department, including legal acts regulating the support of compatriots abroad and control of the Department's international activities, regulation of the Department's relations with subordinate organizations and development of the foreign economic action plan for the city of Moscow.

He previously worked in various roles in the Control Committee of the city of Moscow and Department of Foreign Economic and International Relations of the City Of Moscow, following his early career in the telecoms and technology sector.

Dr Dridze holds a Degree in Applied Linguistics, a Masters Degree in International Finance and Trade Law, and a PhD in Economics

Tuesday, 18 May 2021

10:00 - 10:45 BST


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