VTB Group becomes a shareholder in the St. Petersburg Stock Exchange
VTB Group has acquired 5% of the ordinary shares in the St. Petersburg Stock Exchange from NP RTS, the exchange’s main shareholder.
VTB Group is one of the largest trading participants in the St. Petersburg Stock Exchange in terms of the volume of trading in international companies’ stocks, the number of active and registered clients, and the volume of client assets. Since the beginning of 2020, the turnover of VTB Capital Investment clients on the St. Petersburg Stock Exchange has grown 20 times, and in Q1 this figure reached $387 million per day. The number of transactions has increased 12 times and today exceeds 500 000 per day.
Yuri Soloviev, First Deputy President and Chairman of VTB Bank:
“Trading platforms are now a fast-growing and dynamic business segment, so becoming a shareholder of the St. Petersburg Stock Exchange is a profitable investment for VTB Group. We are seeing increased interest from private investors to be a stock market participant due to the expanding range of financial instruments, such as the stocks of international companies, and the development of access to trading through convenient mobile applications. For example, at the end of 2020, the number of users and the volume of operations for the VTB My Investments application increased fourfold. The cumulative effect of these trends contributes to an increase in the volume of trading on the exchange, which allows trading platforms to demonstrate high growth rates.”
Roman Goryunov, President of the NP RTS Association:
“The St. Petersburg Stock Exchange’s development focuses on direct partnership with clients participating in market trading. Therefore, we strive to build a corporate structure that allows market representatives to actively participate in strategic decisions. The team at VTB Bank makes a significant contribution to the development of the financial infrastructure and the range of investment products of the Exchange, providing a high-quality service for its customers. Throughout the years of our cooperation, we have seen that we use similar advanced approaches in the development of the Russian market, stock trading and the introduction of new technologies. We thank VTB Bank for its cooperation and long-term partnership.”
The St. Petersburg Stock Exchange provides investors with access to trading stocks of more than 1,500 foreign issuers from Europe, Asia, the United States, and India. A wide range of tools covers all sectors of the global economy and allows investors to implement investment ideas in any market environment, as well as effectively diversify portfolios and manage risks.
Since September 30 2020, Vladimir Potapov, Chief Executive Officer of VTB Capital Investments, Senior Vice President of VTB, and Head of the Brokerage Services Department serves on the Board of Directors of the St. Petersburg Stock Exchange.
JSC VTB Bank, its subsidiary banks and financial organisations (VTB Group) is an international financial group, offering a wide range of financial and banking services and products in Russia, the CIS, and select countries of Europe, Asia, and Africa.
VTB Bank provides a full range of banking services through a wide network of branches. Its subsidiary organisations offer insurance, leasing, factoring and other financial services.
VTB Group has the most extensive international network of any Russian bank, with more than 20 banks and financial companies in more than 20 countries.
As of 31 December 2020, the Group was the second largest financial group in Russia by assets (RUB 18.1 trillion) and by customer accounts (RUB 12.8 trillion).
The Government of the Russian Federation is VTB Group’s main shareholder and owns 60.9% of the voting shares through the Federal Property Management Agency.
For more information, please visit www.vtb.com
Information about PJSC " Saint Petersburg Stock Exchange“
PJSC “Saint Petersburg Exchange” is the largest exchange platform for the organisation of stock trading of international companies in Russia. Currently, 1568 stocks of foreign issuers, including shares, depositary receipts and Eurobonds, are in circulation at the organized auctions of PJSC “Saint Petersburg Exchange”. The volume of trading in the main trading model of securities of foreign issuers in March 2021 amounted to $39.17 billion. The number of active customer accounts is 799 thousand. The Saint Petersburg Exchange Group includes subsidiaries of the following operating companies: NCO-CC “Clearing Center MFB” (JSC) and PJSC “Best Efforts Bank”.
Information about the “NP RTS” Association
The Association of Financial Market Participants "Non-Profit Partnership for the Development of the RTS Financial Market “(hereinafter-the “NP RTS” association) unites around 50 professional participants of the financial market, and conducts and develops projects across the Russian market. The priority activities of the “NP RTS” association are to assist in the business development of professional participants by attracting investors to the stock market and maintaining a competitive environment in the Russian financial market.
The “NP RTS” association develops information and analytical services that contribute to improving the quality of investment decisions made for investors, in particular, the analytical service beststocks.ru, financial markets magazine fomag.ru, and also pays special attention to improving the financial literacy of the population and awareness of financial services through the portal fingramota.org.