© Citi Journalistic Excellence Award

MOSCOW, April 20. The Russian organizing Committee has announced the winners in two nominations of international awards in the field of financial and business journalist – Citi Journalistic Excellence Award 2017.

In the category “Where to get the money: investment climate and capital markets in Russia” the first place was awarded to the article by Yulia Chayun, “Kommersant Saint-Petersburg” – “From Russia with the idea.” Second place went to Alexander zotina, “Kommersant Money” – “the Dating Club for investors”. In third place article of Ivan Shlygin, Financial one – “Our strategy is to create a bridge between the financial markets of Asia and Russia.”

In the nomination “Finance of the future: how FINTECH is changing the world? first place was awarded to the work of Daniel Sedlova, “RBC. Money” – “rise of the machines: can Robo-advisors to make investment more accessible” . Second place went to the article by Lyubov Tsareva, Financial one – “Russia needs to export oil, but the computing power for mining”. The third place article of Valeria Iacovou, RBC “Billions SMS: how InPlat became the leader of the market of mobile payments.”

Traditionally, the winners of first places in each category will travel to new York, where they will participate in a specially designed practical programme of the Higher school of journalism of Columbia University (Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism) along with other winners from all continents. The program will include participation in trainings and master classes by renowned professionals in the field of financial journalism, as well as visits to major U.S. financial institutions and offices of the largest companies in the world, including office Standard&Poor’s, the new York stock exchange, news Agency Bloomberg and the Federal reserve Bank.

The winners of the Citi Journalistic Excellence Award 2017 will be awarded memorable prizes.

In 2017 to participate in the award Citi Journalistic Excellence Award was sent to 101 works, including 69 from the Federal media and 32 from the regional. The competition was attended by journalists of almost all major business publications, including “Kommersant”, “Expert”, Forbes, MIA “Russia today,” RBC Financial One, “the Secret”, “news”, “Interfax”, “Profile”, “Independent newspaper”, Slon.ru “Russian newspaper”, BBC, Russia Beyond the Headlines, Business journal, “Moskovsky Komsomolets”, “Komsomolskaya Pravda”, “Business Petersburg”, “Petersburg Gazette”, “Business district”, Banks.ru, etc. this year, both nominations are equally popular – 49 papers were submitted in the category “Where to get the money: investment climate and capital markets” and 52 works in the nomination “Finance of the future: how FINTECH is changing the world?”.

The winners were defined by the representatives of Columbia University and the Russian expert jury in the areas of Finance, business and business journalism in the following composition:

  • Konstantin Abramov – Chairman of the Board VTSIOM;
  • Roman Goryunov – President of the Nonprofit partnership for the development of financial market RTS;
  • Guzeliya Imaeva General Director of the National Agency for financial studies (NAFI);
  • Ilya kopelevich – chief editor of Business FM;
  • Eugene Plaksenkov – head of the Department “Finance, payments and e-Commerce” Moscow school of management SKOLKOVO
  • Ekaterina Inozemtseva – Vice President for strategy and investment of Fund “SKOLKOVO”

The organizers of the international award Citi Journalistic Excellence Award are Citi and the graduate school of journalism at Columbia University.

Information partners of the award CJEA 2017: Itar-tass.com; Prime.ru; Banki.ru; Pressfeed.ru.

About the contest Citi Journalistic Excellence Award: an award in the field of financial and business journalism Citi Journalistic Excellence Award (CJEA) established in 1982 in the US and has international status: for all time of existence it was awarded to more than 1000 journalists from Europe, Asia, North and South America, Australia, Africa. In Russia the competition is held since 2010. Over the seven years of the award in Russia by the participants of the competition were several hundred Russian journalists from Federal and regional media, and the winners among others were 8-day course of the Higher school of journalism of Columbia University.