Born on March 30, 1975 in St. Petersburg. Educational background: Saint Petersburg University (School of Economics), Stockholm University (Baltic Sea Management Academy, MSBA), PhD in Economics. Started his career in securities market in 1995 as a bonds analyst in Deviz Investment Company. In 1997 joined Energokapital Investment Company as an account manager, and later was promoted to the head of marketing studies department. In 1999 joined Avrora Capital Investment Company. In 2000 founded Cbonds.ru, and starting from 2001 till present holds the position of the CEO. Over this time, Cbonds.ru has become one of the leading information resources for Russia’s financial market. The company has maintained its presence abroad. Sergei Lyalin authored Corporate bonds: global experience and Russia’s perspectives (2001) and a number of articles on securities market. In 2006–2007 published and was editor-in-chief of Cbonds Review, Russia’s first business magazine on bond market. Currently he is the head of the magazine’s expert council. In 2012–2014 Sergei Lyalin was the Executive Director of Investment and Financial Analysts Guild.