MBA, Harvard Business School
M.Sc., Accounting & Finance, London School of Economics
BA, Economics (Honours), Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO)
Sveta Ksenofontova is a Principal with Senogles & Co and has over 15 years of valuation and investment expertise. She specializes in Damages Assessment and Business Valuation for industrial, commodities, media, and consumer clients in international arbitration and investment treaty cases. She has extensive expertise in enterprise and asset valuations, company and market modelling and forecasting across a range of industries; including entertainment and retail.
Prior to joining Senogles & Co, Ms. Ksenofontova was a Principal in CRA’s Energy Practice in New York and served as valuations and damages expert representing clients in international arbitration. Previously, Ms. Ksenofontova was a Director at TIAA-CREF Asset Management in New York, serving as an equity analyst and sector portfolio manager covering consumer, media, commodities and industrials sectors. She ran a $50 million high-conviction portfolio and generated investment ideas for a $6bn US large cap value and a $5bn US mid cap value portfolio. Previous roles have included research roles at Bernstein Value Equities, Morgan Stanley and McKinsey & Company. At Morgan Stanley, Sveta covered Entertainment and Media within the leading sell-side analyst team consistently ranked by Institutional Investor as #1 in Cable and #2 in Entertainment.
Sveta’s approach to Damages and Business Valuations stems from her long experience as an equity investor. While investing in assets on behalf of large institutional clients at Bernstein and TIAA, Sveta owned large stakes in publicly traded companies (10-15% of outstanding equity) and, as a major shareholder, had ongoing conversations with C-suite level managers of the companies under her coverage. In deriving asset and enterprise valuations, Sveta relies on bottom-up in-depth fundamental analysis and thinks as the business owner. She has an established reputation for deep understanding of end markets and business models - informed by her extremely detailed analysis of financial accounts, industry data and competitive dynamics.
Sveta is a native Russian speaker and, for the past 20 years, has lived in the UK and now in the US (New York).
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