Uzbekistan was quick to clamp down as the coronavirus epidemic gathered pace and as Central Asia’s most populous country it had good reason to be worried. But now the peak has passed and the biggest of the Central Asian five ‘Stans its back to work and return to the comprehensive reform programme.
Uzbekistan is hot as one of the most prospective of the Former Soviet Union markets. Sturgeon Capital have set up the first closed-end London listed funds to give investors exposure to this burgeoning market. After being a closed market for most of the last three decades, a lot of the reforms that have swept through the region have passed Tashkent by, but that is now rapidly changing.
bne IntelliNews editor-in-chief Ben Aris talks to Kiyan Zandiyeh and Alex Branton, investment managers at Sturgeon that has been working in the region since the early days about the progress the country has made and where the opportunities lie.
Ben Aris, editor-in-chief, bne IntelliNews
Kiyan Zandiyeh. director of Sturgeon Capital
Alex Branton, Investment Director at Sturgeon Capital