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ANSHER GROUP – LEADING INDUSTRIAL & FINANCIAL GROUP IN CENTRAL ASIA

Ansher Group AG is the leading industrial & financial group in Central Asia. Headquartered in Zurich, the Group consists of 11 operating companies. Having gained its strong position in Central Asia, Ansher Group is actively expanding its operations internationally. Currently Ansher Group AG has operational offices in Zurich, Tashkent, Almaty, London and representative offices in Moscow, Brussels, New-York, Dubai, Seoul, Kuala Lumpur, which provide access to the capital markets of Uzbekistan as well as to other Central Asian countries for international and local investors. At the same time Ansher Group provides access for Central Asian companies to global financial markets. Ansher Group AG is planned to be listed at Frankfurt Stock Exchange in six months.
Ansher Group AG has impressive client base consisting of global multinationals, major regional companies, top national companies in Russia and Central Asia. The Group advises most of foreign investors in Central Asia, which has cemented its dominant position as top advisor in the region. Among our international clients are Oxus Gold, Charaltyn, UBS, CICC, China Mobile, MCT Corp./Indigo, Diamond Age Russian Investments Ltd., Prince Street Capital Management, Bunge and others.
The Group’s flagship company Ansher Capital has received three Euromoney Awards of Excellence during 2004-2006. In 2004 - 2006 the company was recognised as the winner of the Euromoney award in the nominations “Best Investment Bank in Uzbekistan” and “Best Investment Bank in Central Asia”.
During 2002 - 2005, Ansher Capital was recognised as the Best Investment Consultant in Uzbekistan by the Center for Coordination and Control over functioning of the Securities Market and National Association of Investment Institutions.
Ansher Capital with operations in Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan offers a full range of corporate finance, capital markets, securities sales and trading and advisory services to key government institutions and leading companies in the region as well as major international and regional investors. Ansher Capital has become the first Western-styled investment banking house in Uzbekistan with an impressive track record and groundbreaking transactions.


Ansher Securities is a brokerage company providing international standard services to major strategic and portfolio investors in Uzbekistan.  Ansher Securities established an exclusive relationship with Auerbach Grayson, a New York-based US stockbroker which operates through its worldwide network of broker partners in 91 markets across Europe, Asia and America. This partnership further enhances the company’s ability to provide effective exposure to Central Asian securities for both US and international portfolio investors.
Ansher Fund Management is an investment management company that intends to manage a family of investment funds and products designed for providing access for international investors to various industry sectors in Central Asia. Ansher Fund Management is the investment advisor to Central Asian Opportunity Fund (CAOF) and Silk Road Capital (SRC). CAOF is an open-ended long-short hedge fund focused primarily on investments in equity and fixed income securities of public companies in Central Asia. SRC is a new close-ended investment fund focused on Central Asia that is planned to be listed at London Stock Exchange in the first half of 2007.
Ansher Invest acts as the necessary tool for international investors to penetrate still undervalued Uzbek securities market, which has significant potential to grow. The advantageous features of investing through Ansher Invest are as follows: achieving diversification of the funds invested; utilizing expertise and competence of the securities markets professionals; investing in attractive industries for foreign investors; investing in “Tashkent” Republican Stock Exchange listed companies; enjoying the liquidity provided by bid-ask quotes provided by market-maker (Ansher Securities); getting legal advice and solutions.


Ansher Trust is the local depository and registrar in Uzbekistan.  The company offers its services for extensive range of portfolio and strategic investors from Russia, Kazakhstan, US, Europe and Asia.
Ansher Mining is engaged in exploration and development of mining deposits in Uzbekistan and Central Asia. Established in March 2006, the company has already producing gypsum, developing granite stone deposit and negotiating over exploration of a gold deposit in Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.
Ansher Real Estate provides integrated property advisory, development and management services in Central Asia. The company focuses on major sector segments in residential and commercial real estate including hotels, business centers, retail, and warehouses. The company in partnership with associates and representative offices in several countries is actively attracting regional and international investors into the Uzbek real estate market, one of the most undervalued among emerging markets.
Ansher Trading is engaged in import and export operations involving major commodities produced in Central Asia including metals, wheat, cement and construction materials. The company works with major importers and exporters in the region and international commodities trading houses. Ansher Trading intends to capture growing trade between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan as well as between Russia and Central Asia.

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