NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - May 16, 2013) - 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 ACGM
Founded in 1991, ACGM is a boutique investment banking firm specializing in global special situations advisory and investment banking transactions for financial and corporate issuers in the US, Europe, LATAM and the Middle East, closely integrated with a fixed income sales and trading capability.

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