Viktor Shvets

Viktor Shvets

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Viktor Shvets is Managing Director and Head of Global and Asia Pacific Strategy at Macquarie Group, a multinational financial services group. A highly-rated analyst across various disciplines, he is recognized as one of the more innovative global market strategists, working on the intersection between finance, technology, politics, and history. Shvets has almost four-decades-long investment banking career, having worked in Sydney, Melbourne, Hong Kong, London, New York and Moscow at a number of global investment banks, such as Baring Securities, Deutsche Bank, DLJ, Lehman Brothers, and most recently as Managing Director and Head of Thematic Research at Credit Suisse. He also has extensive equity research experience across various sectors and markets, including Australia, Asia, US domestic and EEMEA. In addition, Shvets is the author of "The Great Rupture," a book that combines history, economics, geopolitics, and psychology.

Professional Experience

Academic History


  • Managing Director & Head of Thematic Research, Credit Suisse

  • Managing Director & Head of Global Research, Samsung Securities

  • Managing Director & Co-Head of EEMEA Research, Lehman Brothers

  • Managing Director, Moon Capital

  • Managing Director & Head of North American Research, Deutsche Bank

  • Head of European Telecom Research, Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette

  • Managing Director & Head of Asia Pacific Telecom, Deutsche Bank

  • Head of Industrial Research, Barings

  • Director & Head of Media, Capel Court Powell

  • Consumer and Conglomerates Analyst, Citi

  • Manager of Corporate Banking, ANZ


  • Shvets is a prolific writer on key global trends.

  • He is a frequent commentator on financial media outlets, including CNBC and Bloomberg.