Moscow Exchange opens debate on Russian market opportunities at London forum

Held at London’s Andaz Hotel, Moscow Exchange was present at this week’s London Forum in order to shed light on opportunities in Russia’s capital markets, upgrades to market infrastructure and product development at the Exchange, and the future of regulatory reform.

The Forum opened with a plenary session featuring a blue-ribbon panel including MoEx Supervisory Board Chairman and former Deputy Prime Minister Alexei Kudrin, First Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Russia Sergey Shvetsov, Deputy Finance Minister Alexey Moiseev, Deputy Minister of Economic Development Nikolai Podguzov and founder of Prosperity Capital Management Mattias Westman. MoEx CEO Alexander Afanasiev moderated the panel.

In the afternoon the focus moved to Moscow Exchange’s markets and post-trade infrastructure. Sessions covered the Equity & Bond Market, FX & Money Market and Derivatives Market. Parallel panels focused on “Russia”s CSD: Driving infrastructure changes”, “Clearing, central counterparty and risk management: Key initiatives” and “IT: Update on key projects and new systems”.

Alexander Afanasiev, CEO of Moscow Exchange, said: “We were pleased to see such strong interest from the UK investment community in Russian market structure and the upgrades we are making to ensure Moscow maintains its position as a globally competitive financial center.”

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