June 15, 2022 from The TOP101 Debate "Investing in the Baltics Considering the New Geopolitics" took place online from 10:00 to 12:00. During the event, the opportunities and risks currently faced by Baltic entrepreneurs and investors, as well as the investment environment in the Baltics as a whole were discussed.
Prudentia's managing partner Kārlis Krastiņš states: “2022 has introduced significant adjustments in world geopolitics. Russia's invasion of Ukraine has fundamentally changed business and is forcing many companies, investors, governments and society as a whole to rethink their existing policies, strategies and decisions. That is why it is especially important to talk about the Baltic investment environment and how foreign investors view the Baltics.”
"Challenges in business cannot be avoided, but we can definitely look for and find new ways to grow and develop. It is good corporate governance in such moments that can be crucial. It strengthens investor confidence and not only the growth of an individual company depends on it, but also the well-being of our entire country, ”emphasizes Liene Dubava, Member of the Board of Nasdaq Riga.
The TOP101 debate “Investing in the Baltics Considering the New Geopolitics” was organized by Prudentia and Nasdaq Riga, the creators of TOP101 most valuable Latvian companies. The discussion was moderated by Mārtiņš Bičevskis, Chairman of the Council of BA School of Finance, businessman and investor.
What do the leading Baltic companies think and do, how foreign investors see the Baltics, is there a significant difference between the investment environment in the Baltics, Scandinavia and elsewhere in Eastern Europe, has the security situation in the Baltics deteriorated or improved- these questions and others were answered by Martin Gauss, CEO of AirBaltic, Chairman of the Board of “PN Project”, Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine from 2014 to 2016 Aivaras Abromavičius, Founder and Managing Partner of the Polish Private Equity Fund Piotr Noceń, Retired Commander-in-Chief of the US Army in Europe Ben Hodges, Deputy Director and Product Manager of the EBRD's Capital and Financial Market Development Department Jim Turnbull, and Nerijus Mačiulis, Deputy Chief Economist of the Swedbank Group.