VTB carries out outright forward and swap conversion transactions. These operations are used to insure customers' currency risks. Transactions are entered through Reuter Dealing and BS-Client, messenger service, by fax or by phone. The Bank does not charge commission from its customers for these operations.
To ensure protection from exchange rate fluctuations, futures and currency options are used as methods of insurance. On instructions from customers, VTB carries out operations with futures and put and call options.