Peter Clateman has worked at leading investment institutions active in Russia and the CIS for over 14 years and has been based in Moscow since 2001. Peter has served as General Counsel of Renaissance Capital, Russia's leading independent investment bank; VR Capital, an award winning hedge fund with over US$ 2 billion AUM focused on distressed assets and special opportunities in emerging markets; and the Sputnik Group, which was the largest private equity fund focused on the Russia and the CIS at the time it was launched. Peter also served as General Counsel and Management Board member of UC Rusal during its merger with SUAL and the aluminum assets of Glencore to form the world's largest aluminum producer. Prior to 2001, Peter was an associate in the London and Moscow offices of Skadden Arps Slate Meagher and Flom, a leading US law firm. He received his law degree from Columbia University, where he was Chief Editor of the Journal of East European Law, and his BA from Harvard College.