The forum was held at Moscow’s Ritz-Carlton Hotel and attended by corporates and institutional investors.
Up to 2000 officials, investors and strategists gathered at the largest annual forum to discuss investment and trading opportunities on the Moscow Exchange.
The financial policy of economic development and capital markets became the core topic of the first plenary meeting of the Forum, which was moderated by Oleg Viyugin, Chairman of Moscow Exchange Supervisory Board.
The first deputy chairman of the Bank of Russia - Sergey Shvetsov, the chairman of the State Duma Committee on Financial Market - Anatoly Aksakov, the Deputy Finance Minister - Vladimir Kolychev, the Chairman of VEB.RF - Nikolai Tsekhomsky and the Chairman of the Board of SIBUR Holding - Dmitry Konov, all took part in the first session.
The Chairman of the Board of BCS FG, Oleg Mikhasenko, took part in the second plenary session - TECHNOLOGICAL DRIVERS OF DEVELOPMENT OF THE FINANCIAL MARKET. They were joined by Andrei Zvezdochkin (ATON CEO), Sergei Storchak (Deputy Finance Minister), Alexei Timofeev (NAUFOR Chairman) and Oliver Hughes (Tinkoff Bank). The discussion was moderated by Alexander Afanasyev, CEO, Moscow Exchange.
After the lunch break, Roman Lokhov, CEO BCS Global Markets moderated a panel discussion, titled: CAPITAL RAISING: A BOOM AFTER THE DOWNTURN? The discussion was also joined by Jacob Grapengiesser (Partner, East Capital), Irakli Mtibelishvili (Citi) and Andrey Shemetov (Sberbank).
Three additional panel sessions took place in the afternoon, focusing on the boundaries between the Exchange and the OTC (moderated by Igor Marich), digital assets (moderated by Artem Duvanov), prospects for the debt market (moderated by Anna Kuznetsova), the role of the board of directors in the investment attractiveness of the company (moderated by Pavel Teplukhin, Matrix Capital) and best compliance practices (moderated by Alexander Smirnov).
The discussions were attended by representatives of major financial organizations and Russian companies, such as Sberbank, VTB Capital, ICB, Alfa Bank, Sovcombank, Otkritie Bank, Gazprombank, Citi, East Capital, Prosperity Capital, Evraz, Norilsk Nickel and AFK Sistema, to name a few.
On the second day of the forum, co-hosted by BCS Global Markets institutional investors met 1-1 with Russian corporates to discuss companies’ investment cases. Executives from 45 leading Russian corporates held one-on-one meetings with more than 100 institutional investors to give them an insight into sectors and companies where investment opportunities lie.
A message from management of BCS Global Markets
The continuously evolving nature of the global coronavirus situation has meant we at BCS Global Markets (BCS) are taking all necessary steps to keep business disruption to an absolute minimum.
Effective from today (Wednesday 18th March) employees from all divisions of the business based in our Russia, UK, USA and Cyprus offices who can work from home without creating any even minor possible risk for business continuity of the Group will be working remotely. It is very much business as usual at BCS. Our employees are equipped with secure access to our systems and will follow their normal working hours, keeping in regular contact with their colleagues and clients.
Despite ongoing disruption caused by COVID-19, we want to also assure you that following a sustained period of positive performance, our capital and liquidity position remains very strong. The business is well-placed to meet any subsequent financial challenges and will continue to go above and beyond for our clients.