Bahovski Finance provides capacity building programs in debt and equity instruments,
company valuation, FX risk management and client advisory and investment product sales
in Central and Eastern Europe, Russia and CIS.
Capacity Building Programs
Debt and Equity instruments
Practical application of capital markets instruments that are available in a particular market and potential introduction and development of new ones. Typical stages of financing a company. Corporate Bond Issuance, Initial Public Offering (IPO), listing prospectus and the listing process.
FX Risk Managment
Applying sound FX risk management practices. Limiting, managing and mitigating FX risk. Natural hedging and practices typically used for reducing exposure to FX risk. Managing FX risk during product/business cycle.
Early stage and private equity valuation. Absolute vs. relative valuation. Calculating free cash flow, discount rate, terminal value, enterprise value and fair value of a company. Corporate governance best practices and its benefits.
Client advisory and investment product sales
Designing and implementing client advisory and investment product sales processes. Custom made sales and negotiation skills trainings, using interactive exercises, tailor-made case studies, roleplay games and workshops.
Designed and delivered for the EBRD (European Bank for Reconstruction and Development) capacity building workshops such as; Equity Financing and IPO (Initial Public Offering); Capital market debt and equity instruments, including business valuation; Foreign Exchange (FX) Risk Management; Corporate Bond Issuance in Armenia, Albania, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and the Kyrgyz Republic. Produced assessment reports, workshop curricula, feedback forms, final reports, follow up analysis.
Created and delivered custom made sales and negotiation skills trainings, using interactive exercises, tailor-made case studies, roleplay games, workshops for bankers in Moscow, Yekaterinburg and St. Petersburg.
Designed, wrote and implemented a Client Advisory and Sales Process for Sberbank Private Banking in Moscow. Trained bankers through individual simulated role play client meeting case studies to improve their client skills.
Created and delivered a Workshop on Sales and Negotiation Skills for Bankers for PwC Academy that was attended by bankers from Raiffeisen Bank, KBC, UniCredit, OTP.
IPO Manual for Central Asia
Manual - covering all aspects of the IPO process including company valuation adapted for the Kyrgyz Republic, available in English and Russian.
Client advisory and sales process
Internal manual - covering all aspects of onboarding, risk assessment and servicing clients, implemented by Sberbank Private Banking Russia.
An Introduction to Investment Funds
Book - covering the whole spectrum of investment funds, including typical fund allocation and associated risks, published by Risk Books London.
How to choose a private bank
Book - divided in 3 sections, 24 chapters with checklists, 4.5-star rating on Amazon, translated in Russian by Citibank.
Petko received a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance from the London School of Economics and a Master’s degree in International Economics and Finance from Brandeis University, Boston.
From 1994 to 1999, Petko began to build his banking career by working at American Express, ING Bank, Baring Asset Management and Chase Manhattan Bank.
From 1999 to 2008 he worked with JPMorgan, the largest bank in the US, as an investment banker based in New York, London, Hong Kong and Singapore. Petko was responsible for the delivery of emerging markets products to Latin America, Central and Eastern Europe, and Asia, travelling extensively in these regions to meet clients from private banks, pension funds, insurance companies and asset managers.
From 2008 to 2012, Petko managed teams of private bankers at Credit Suisse, the second largest Swiss private bank, and at Coutts, one of the world’s oldest banks and wealth managers. His focus was on Russia, Ukraine and the CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States), serving private banking clients in those countries.
Since 2012 Petko designs and implements capacity building programs in debt and equity instruments, company valuation, FX risk management and client advisory and investment product sales in Central and Eastern Europe, Russia and CIS.