31.05.2017 15:41

St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2017 focuses on future of financial markets

Moscow Exchange will take active part in the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, which will be held on 1-3 June 2017.  The Exchange is a sponsor of the business section of the event. 

At 10:15 MSK on Friday, 2 June, a panel discussion entitled "Financial markets: the end of globalisation?" will take place with support from Moscow Exchange. The agenda will cover the future of traditional financial institutions with growing tendencies towards isolation; further regulatory tightening on financial markets in developed and emerging countries; and progressive financial disintermediation also driven by the active digitalisation of the financial sector.  Alexey Kudrin, Chairman of the MOEX Supervisory Board, will moderate this discussion. Panellists will include Chairman of the Boston Consulting Group Hans-Paul Bürkner, Deputy CEO of Deutsche Bank Christian Sewing, Head of Economics Research of Barclays Christian Keller, Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Financial Markets Anatoly Aksakov, First Deputy Governor of the Bank of Russia Sergey Shvetsov, VTB Capital CEO Alexey Yakovitsky, RUSAL Director for Strategy, Business Development and Financial Markets Oleg Mukhamedshin and Moscow Exchange CEO Alexander Afanasiev.

At 15:00 MSK on Thursday, 1 June, Alexander Afanasiev, CEO of Moscow Exchange, will participate in a panel discussion on "Russian jurisdiction –  a pull factor for investments" at which the legal protection of foreign investments in Russia will be discussed.

At 12:00 MSK on Thursday, 1 June, Anna Vasilenko, Head of Primary Markets of Moscow Exchange, will discuss "The present and future of the Russian capital markets" with Chairman of Rogers Holdings Jim Rogers, Co-CEO of Goldman Sachs (Russia and the CIS) Dmitry Sedov, Latham & Watkins Partner David Stuart and Detsky Mir CEO Vladimir Chirakhov. Tom Blackwell, CEO of EM, will moderate the session.     

Moscow Exchange Group manages the sole multifunctional exchange platform in Russia for equities, bonds, derivative instruments, currencies, money market instruments and commodities. The Group includes the central securities depository (National Settlement Depository), and a clearing centre (National Clearing Centre), performing the functions of central counterparty on the markets, which allows Moscow Exchange to offer its clients the full spectrum of trading and post-trading services.

Moscow Exchange ranks among the world's top 25 exchanges by total volume of equities traded, and among the ten largest exchange platforms for bond trading and for derivative trading. As of 1 May 2017 securities of 676 issuers including the Russia"s largest cap companies, were admitted to trading on Moscow Exchange`s Equities & Bonds Market.

Moscow Exchange was formed in December 2011 as a result of a merger between Russia's two main exchange groups – MICEX Group, the oldest domestic exchange and operator of the leading securities, foreign exchange and money market platform in Russia; and RTS Group, at the time the operator of Russia's leading derivatives market. This combination created a vertically integrated public trading market across most major asset classes named Moscow Exchange. Moscow Exchange held the initial public offering of its shares on 15 February 2013 (ticker MOEX). In 2017, MOEX celebrates its 25th anniversary. 

The St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) is a unique event in the world of business and economics. SPIEF has been held since 1997, and since 2006, it has been held under the auspices of the President of the Russian Federation, who has also attended each event.

Over the last 20 years, the Forum has become a leading global platform for representatives of the business community to meet and discuss the key economic issues facing Russia, emerging markets, and the world as a whole. 

The St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2016 was attended by over 12,000 participants from 133 countries, including heads of state and government from emerging economies, heads of major corporations, and the world"s leading experts in the fields of science, the media, and civil society.

For further information, please contact the Public Relations Department at (495) 363-3232.

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