• Report from International Financial & Investment Experts
  • Analysis, Commentary & Recommended Actions for Moving Ukraine’s Economy Forward
  • Emerging markets, project finance, bonds, private equity, loans, interest rates, export finance, investments, securities, risk analysisU.S.-UKRAINE BUSINESS COUNCIL (USUBC) ONLINE WEBINAR WITH

Alexander Gordin, Broad Street Capital Group, New York;

James Brooke, BCP Securities Ukraine, Kyiv;

Pavel Lvov, Xtellus Capital Partners, New York; 

Blaise Antin, TCW Group, Los Angeles;

Eric Lindenbaum, Fidelity Investments, Boston

Thursday, May 21, 4:30 pm Kyiv Time, 9:30 am EST (via Zoom)

 WASHINGTON, D.C.  – YOU ARE INVITED to a U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC),, online webinar “Moving Ukraine’s Economy Forward” Report from International Financial & Investment Experts – analysis, commentary and recommended actions – for Moving Ukraine’s Economy Forward, Emerging markets, project finance, bonds, private equity, loans, interest rates, export finance, government securities, being held on Thursday, May 21, 4:30 pm Kyiv Time, (9:30 am, EST).

The International Financial and Investment Panel of experts will feature:

           1) Alexander Gordin, Co-founder and Managing Director, Broad Street Capital Group, New York
2) James Brooke, Managing Director, BCP Securities Ukraine; Editor-in-Chief, Ukraine Business News, Kyi

          3) Pavel Lvov, Founding Principal, Head of Fixed Income, Xtellus Capital Partners, LLC, New York

           4) Blaise Antin, Managing Director, Emerging Markets Group, TCW Group, Los Angeles

           5) Eric Lindenbaum, Portfolio Manager, Research Analyst, Fidelity Investments, Boston

You will not want to miss this opportunity and participate in the live online meeting with our distinguished panel of international and financial experts.

This meeting will be held online via Zoom online conference service. Morgan Williams, President & CEO, U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC), will moderate the webinar.

RSVP – Attendance is for members of the U.S.-Ukraine Business Council and their employees and others by invitation only. Your attendance must be registered.  To register your attendance for the USUBC online meeting please email

The link to join the online meeting will be sent to you in the confirmation e-mail after you register. If you are not able to use Zoom via download, additional options will be provided in the confirmation e-mail. The additional options are also listed below.

NOTE: Please submit your questions to USUBC President Morgan Williams to, at least one hour prior to the event


(1) Alexander M. Gordin, Managing Director, Broad Street Capital Group, New York

Alexander Gordin is an international merchant banking professional with over 20 years of C-level experience providing cross-border strategic advisory services in the areas of export finance, international project finance, risk mitigation and business development. Clients include foreign governments, Fortune 500 corporations, municipalities and state enterprises.

He has strong entrepreneurial instincts, combined with leadership and strategic skills as well as transactional and negotiations experience in over 30 countries. He is the author of the critically acclaimed “Fluent in Foreign Business” book, creator of the “Fluent in OPIC”, “Fluent in EXIM” and “Fluent in USTDA” seminar series and is currently developing “Fluent In Foreign Franchising” “Fluent in FCPA”, “Fluent in Exports” and additional “Fluent in Foreign” seminars and publications.

Mr. Gordin has extensive business development and project finance transaction experience in healthcare, hospitality, fixed and mobile communications and conventional, as well as alternative energy infrastructure, distribution and transportation industries. He has experience in managing international public and private corporations, experience in emerging and frontier markets and he has a proven track record managing cross-border crises.

He has been published and featured in numerous publications including: The Wall Street Journal, The Chicago Tribune, Industry Week, The NY Enterprise Report, Industry Today, Business Finance, Wharton Magazine blog, Success magazine, Kyiv Post and on a number of radio and television programs including: Voice of America, CNBC, CNNfn, Bloomberg and NY1. He is the contributing Editor at the NY Enterprise Report and is a frequent speaker on strategy, cross-border finance and international business development. Mr. Gordin holds an Executive MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a B.S. in Management Information Systems from the Polytechnic Institute of NYU.

(2) James Brooke, Managing Director, BCP Securities Ukraine, Editor-In-Chief, Ukraine Business News, Kyiv

Jim joined BCP Securities in 2019, after BCP – investment banking services company, Headquartered in Greenwich, CT – opened an office in Ukraine.  James Brooke, an American journalist, is also publishing the Ukraine Business Journal, an English-language subscription news site based in Kyiv, Ukraine.

Brooke is a veteran international reporter. Mr.Brooke has worked for Bloomberg News; Voice of America; The Kyiv Post and the New York Times. As a New York Times correspondent for 24 years, he covered Russia, Japan, and the Koreas and served as The Times’s bureau chief in Brazil, West Africa, and Canada. Mr.Brooke has 13 years of reporting experience in Ukraine, first as Bloomberg bureau chief in Moscow, then as Voice of America bureau chief for the former Soviet Union. Mr. Brooke is a graduate of Yale University.

 (3) Pavel Lvov, Founding Principal, Head of Fixed Income, Xtellus Capital Partners, New York

Mr. Lvov is the Head of Fixed Income and a Founding Principal of Xtellus Capital Partners. In his recent role at VTB Capital Inc., he successfully created and ran a Fixed Income Sales desk covering CEEMEA instruments like cash bonds, rates, loans, FX and derivatives. Between 2011-2018, Mr. Lvov’s team helped place over 110 primary deals and traded over US$ 70 billion in the secondary markets.

Prior to joining VTB Capital, Mr. Lvov was a Partner at Troika Dialog. Earlier appointments included origination for GML International Limited and commodity trading for AIOC. Mr. Lvov holds a degree in Economics from the Finance University, Moscow.

(4) Blaise Antin, Managing Director, Emerging Markets Group, TCW Group – Los Angeles

Mr. Antin is Managing Director, Emerging Markets Group, TCW’s Group and works closely with all of the emerging markets and international investment strategies at TCW. Before joining TCW in 2000, he spent the prior seven years with the G7 Group, Inc., an international political economy consultancy in Washington, DC.

As Managing Director of G7, Mr. Antin directed the firm’s European and Latin American analysis and advised institutional investors and global macro hedge funds on economic and political risk. Mr. Antin also served as a speechwriter for Robert E. Rubin, then the co-Chairman of Goldman Sachs and subsequently Treasury Secretary of the United States. He also worked as a congressional aide to a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. Mr. Antin holds an MA in Government from The Johns Hopkins University and graduated cum laude from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) with a BA in Political Science.

(5) Eric Lindenbaum, Portfolio Manager, Research AnalystFidelity Investments, Boston

Eric Lindenbaum is a portfolio manager and research analyst in the High Income division at Fidelity Investments. Fidelity Investments is a leading provider of investment management, retirement planning, portfolio guidance, brokerage, benefits outsourcing, and other financial products and services to institutions, financial intermediaries, and individuals.

In this role, Mr. Lindenbaum is responsible for sovereign debt research covering Russia, Ukraine, and various other countries. Additionally, he is responsible for co-managing multiple institutional strategies, including FIAM Emerging Markets Debt LLC and FIAM Emerging Markets Debt Pool.

Prior to joining Fidelity in September 2013, Mr. Lindenbaum worked as a portfolio manager at Invesco, and as director of Emerging Market Debt research at Merrill Lynch. He has been in the financial industry since 1995.Mr. Lindenbaum earned his bachelor of arts degree in international studies from Johns Hopkins University, his master of business administration degree in finance from Columbia Business School, and his master of international affairs degree in international economics from Columbia School of International and Public Affairs.


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