The Russians are coming


It goes without saying that the two largest hedge-fund markets – comprising the funds themselves plus the consultancies and technology vendors that serve the space – are in the US and the UK. Which is why when Victor Anderson travelled to St Petersburg, Russia, and met Alexei Miller, executive vice-president of DataArt, a hedge fund-focused technology consultancy, he was surprised to find a burgeoning operation that has the expertise and ambition to challenge the industry’s established playe