September 16, 2023, Moscow – Aspring Capital became the general partner of the School of Finance 2023 Open Case Championship. This year's competition brought together over 300 young investment banking professionals. Out of all teams, only three successfully completed the preliminary rounds and made it to the finals, where they presented their case studies on the sale of Avito, Russia's largest classifieds business, to Kismet Capital Group.
Oleg Zyryanov, Senior Vice President of Aspring Capital, joined the championship jury for the finals. The team from Financial University won the first prize, and the students pursuing a Master's degree at the New Economic School came in second.
The School of Finance is recognized as a leading educational platform for financial education. It was established by alumni from prestigious institutions such as Lomonosov Moscow State University, Financial University, HSE University, and the New Economic School (NES). The platform focuses on organizing educational events that foster a successful career in finance.