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Elena Shaftan

Elena Shaftan

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About Elena Shaftan

Elena Shaftan attended Riga Aviation University where she studied radio electronic engineering. Following a stint in the early 90's at the Institute of Space Research in Yakutsk, Russia, she was employed by various publishing firms in Riga and London. Her first role as a fund manager came in 1995 when she joined AIB Govett. Shaftan was responsible for eastern European equity funds, a position she held for six years. Jupiter hired Shaftan in 2002 and launched the Jupiter Emerging European Opportunities unit trust, to which she was appointed lead manager. She adopts a stock picking approach to investment and primarily invests in companies which operate or reside in Eastern or Central Europe. She left Jupiter in 2014.

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Citywire Rating: Not Eligible

Elena Shaftan does not currently have the required track record to be eligible for a Citywire Rating. See methodology


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Related News

Jupiter's Elena Shaftan to retire from fund management

Elena Shaftan has brought the curtain down on a 13-year career with Jupiter Asset Management to pursue oppportunities outside the funds industry.

Elena Shaftan: why is the perception of Russia so sorrowful?

The Jupiter Emerging European Opportunities fund manager asks what will trigger a re-rating in Russia after a recent research trip to the country.

Fitch raises Turkey to investment grade status

Fitch Ratings has upgraded Turkey’s rating from junk status to investment grade based on the view the economy is on track for a soft landing.

Why Elena Shaftan went big on Turkey after a trip to Istanbul

A recent trip to Istanbul inspired Jupiter Emerging European Opportunities fund manager, Citywire A-rated Elena Shaftan, to significantly increase her exposure to Turkey.  

Why unloved Russia has outperformed Bric peers

Russia may be the only Bric country in positive territory over the past 12 months, but it remains firmly out of favour with the majority of investors.

Jupiter’s Shaftan swaps oil for infrastructure refuge

Jupiter’s Elena Shaftan believes the easy money has been made from the soaring oil price, and points to more attractive opportunities among Russian infrastructure and consumer stocks.

Jupiter unveils GEM fund for Kathryn Langridge

Jupiter will launch the Jupiter Global Emerging Markets Fund for Newest fund manager recruit Kathryn Langridge on 1 November.

How Jupiter's Shaftan is playing Russia's consumer boom

Jupiter's experienced Eastern Europe manager Elena Shaftan says that the consumer growth story, rather than oil, will drive Russia's economic growth over the next two years.

Why Jupiter can double profits from the Sipp boom

The asset manager could see profits swell by 88% over the next decade from the growth of the Sipp market alone, according to its house broker Numis Securities.    

Russia moves away from risky roulette

How risky is Russia really? Despite some negative headlines, Patrick Sherwen of Control Risks finds signs of progress.