National Rating Agency has confirmed IFC METROPOL individual
reliability rating at AAA level (maximum reliability).
METROPOL Group of Companies was a partner of the International
Scientific and Practical Conference held in Moscow.
Metropol Afina was the most profitable mutual fund in November
2010, according to RBC rating.
Chairman of the Board of the Eurasian Business Council,
METROPOL Group CEO Mikhail Slipenchuk attended the 29th session of
the EurAsEC Interstate Council at the level of Heads of State.
METROPOL Group of Companies CEO Mikhail Slipenchuk has been
awarded the Medal of the Order of Merit for the Motherland (2nd
Pavel Khramshin was appointed Chairman of the Board of Obibank
Ltd. by an extraordinary general meeting of Obibank participants
held on December 14, 2010.
METROPOL Group CEO Mikhail Slipenchuk has been awarded the
Russian Army Memorial Medal 80 YEARS AIRBORNE TROOPS
IFC METROPOL was the lead co-organizer of Rusnano debut bond
issue Series 01, 02 and 03 worth RUB 33 billion.
IFC METROPOL helped to carry out major renovations of the
premises of the Department of Environmental Management of the
Faculty of Geography of Lomonosov Moscow State University.
METROPOL Group of Companies opened a hotel in Belgrade – the
Tulip Inn Putnik Belgrade. Alexis Rodzianko, Executive Director of
IFC METROPOL, was named Industry Legend of the Year in private
banking and wealth management at SPEAR'S Russia Wealth Management
METROPOL Group of Companies signed an agreement with
Metallurgical Corporation of China at the 5th Russia-China Economic
METROPOL Group of Companies CEO Mikhail Slipenchuk was awarded
a Laureate Diploma of the Top 1000 Russian Managers rating by the
Russian Managers Association. METROPOL Group of Companies took part
in the 4th Japan-Russia Investment Forum.
METROPOL Group of Companies signed two memorandums of
cooperation with Nikken Sekkei Ltd. on implementing Japanese
energy-saving and innovative technologies in two construction
development projects: METROPOLIA, a new business district in
Moscow, and International Tourist Center on Lake Baikal, in the
Baikal Harbor special economic zone in the Buryat Republic.
METROPOL Group of Companies signed an agreement with Banyan
Tree Holdings Limited according to which Banyan Tree Hotels &
Resorts has become an official hotel operator of the integrated
resort Sveti Marko Island (Montenegro).
IFC METROPOL and Japanese SBI Holdings Inc. signed a Statement
on completing the purchase by SBI of 50% in the capital of the
United Investment Bank (OBIBANK, a METROPOL Group company).
MetroFan corporate magazine has won the award in the contest
“The Best Corporate Media among Russian and the CIS Metallurgical
Companies – 2010” in the category “The Best Corporate Magazine for
MBC Corporation was the General Sponsor of the interregional
exhibition-forum Buryatia Subsoil 2010.
METROPOL Group of Companies was awarded a diploma for
participation in the Festival of Real Estate Investments in
METROPOL Group of Companies CEO Mikhail Slipenchuk was ranked
among Russia’s TOP 10 managers in the financial sector according to
Russian Top Managers Rating 2010 compiled annually by the Russian
Managers Association in cooperation with the Kommersant Publishing
METROPOL Development took part in the Moscow-Invest 2010 forum.
METROPOL Group of Companies CEO Mikhail Slipenchuk has been awarded
Mongolia’s Order of the Polar Star for achievements in promoting
On November 1, 2010, Alexis Rodzianko joined METROPOL Group of
Companies as Chief Executive Director of LLC IFC METROPOL.
OJSC Zapsibgazprom, managed by METROPOL Group of Companies, put
into operation seven facilities of the first phase of construction
of the Baikal Harbor Special Economic Zone of tourism and vacation
METROPOL Group of Companies CEO Mikhail Slipenchuk has been
awarded Mongolia’s Order of the Polar Star for achievements in
promoting Russian-Mongolian relations.
In 2010, IFC METROPOL made a decision to enter the debt capital
market with the purpose of capitalizing in primary offerings in
Russia’s energy sector and gaining a position of expert and market
maker in the energy sector secondary market.
METROPOL Group of Companies CEO and President of Russia’s
Kyokushi-kan Karate-do Federation Mikhail Slipenchuk headed the
Russian delegation at the 3rd Open European Kyokushi-kan Karate
IFC METROPOL was ranked among the largest investment companies
in terms of own capital, according to the Finance magazine
MBC Corporation took part in the MINEX Russia and CIS 2010
forum. METROPOL Development took part in the International
Commercial Property Exposition EXPO REAL 2010 where it presented
two major development projects: METROPOLIA Business District and
St. Mark’s Island Deluxe Resort.
METROPOL Development presented the METROPOLIA development
project at Cityscape Global 2010 Expo. A representative of METROPOL
Management Company and Natalia Annenskaya, Deputy CEO of IFC
METROPOL, took part in Financial Literacy Train project.
The third issue of theMetroFan magazine, corporate publication
of METROPOL Group of Companies, was published.
The third season of Lake Baikal exploration, part of the “Mirs
at Baikal” scientific research expedition, was officially closed at
the 6th Baikal International Economic Forum.
The METROPOLIA Business District project enteredthe final round
of the contest “The Best Implemented Developer Project in the
Russian Real Estate Market 2010”
METROPOL Group of Companies was the organizer and sponsor of
the Russian House Culture Center at the First World Martial Arts
Games in Beijing
IFC METROPOL CEO Mikhail Slipenchuk once again ranked among the
best Russian top managers according to the rating compiled by the
Russian Managers Association in cooperation with the Kommersant
IFC METROPOL CEO Mikhail Slipenchuk made a presentation at the
international forum Arctic: Territory of Dialogue.
OJSC Zapsibgazprom subsidiaries were awarded medals and
diplomas at the 17th “Oil and Gas. Fuel and Energy Complex”
A delegation METROPOL Group of Companies took part in the 9th
International Investment Forum “Sochi – 2010”
Ulan-Ude received a delegation from Japan. The business visit
was organized by METROPOL group of companies together with the
Government of the Republic of Buryatia. The Japanese businessmen
took a closer look at the most promising investment projects:
Ozernoe lead, zinc deposit as well as The Baikal Harbour Special
Economic Zone for Tourism and Recreation.
The award ceremony contest for the nominees of the Best
Investment and Construction Project 2009 was held in Moscow on
August 2. The Moscow Centre of Martial Arts was the absolute winner
in the “Sports Facilities” nomination.
The launching ceremony of Tobolskaya gas distribution station
was held at Tobolskaya CHPP in the Tyumen region. The station was
built by OJSC Zapsibgazprom that is managed by IFC METROPOL.
METROPOL group of companies in cooperation with the Fund for
the Protection of Lake Baikal rendered financial and organizational
support to the scientific expedition to Patomsky crater (Irkutsk
region). Members of the expedition included S.M. Mironov, Chairman
of the Federation Council of Russia and a geo-scientist by
education and M.V. Slipenchuk, President of METROPOL group of
companies and a geographer by education.
Yukio Hatoyama, Ex-Prime Minister of Japan, and now a deputy of
the Japanese House of Representatives paid a visit to IFC
METROPOL’s office and met M.V. Slipenchuk.
IFC METROPOL provided sponsorship for the Let There Always Be
Sun musical program, dedicated to friendly relations between Russia
The third season of the Scientific Research Expeditions “Mirs
on Baikal” has begun. During the expedition Mikhail Slipenchuk,
Head of METROPOL Group, and Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj, President of
Mongolia, dived to the bed of Lake Baikal in one of the MIR
The METROPOL Group delegation headed by Mikhail Slipenchuk took
part in the International Research and Practice Conference “Baikal
Region Priorities in the Asian Geopolitics of Russia” within the
Baikal Economic Forum. During the conference the participants
visited Baikal Harbour – special economic zone for tourism and
The METROPOL Group representatives took part in the public
reception held by the Embassy of the Democratic Republic of Congo
in the Russian Federation.
Mikhail Slipenchuk, Head of METROPOL Group, participated in the
fourth General Session of the Convention of Mongols of the World
held in Ulan-Ude.
The President of the Supreme Attestation Commission of the
Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation
conferred a degree of Doctor of Science (Economics) on Mikhail
Mikhail Slipenchuk, General Director of IFC METROPOL, was
awarded the Medal of the Order of Merit for Country of the second
Mikhail Slipenchuk, General Director of IFC METROPOL, was
awarded a Certificate of Honour of the Federal Service for
Supervision in the Sphere of Nature Resources for effective
participation in ensuring ecological safety and environmental
Mikhail Slipenchuk visited the 13th Annual General Meeting of
the European Business Congress (EBC) held in Cannes, France. During
the congress, IFC METROPOL was admitted into the EBC.
IFC METROPOL sponsored a seminar on special economic zones of
the Russian Federation and the Republic of Buryatia held in Tokyo.
During the event, President of the Republic of Buryatia V.V.
Nagovitsyn and METROPOL Group General Director M.V. Slipenchuk gave
a presentation on the Baikal Harbor special tourism-and-recreation
IFC METROPOL won the National Financial Olympus Award in the
Dynamics and Effectiveness subcategory of the Investment Strategy
METROPOL DEVELOPMENT Company took part in the Expo Italia Real
Estate 2010 international professional real estate exhibition in
The Metropolia Business District won the Best European Smart
City award at Real Estate Awards 2010.
The Moscow Martial Arts Center won the annual Moscow
competition for Best Completed Project in 2009 in the field of
investment and construction in the Sports Facilities category.
IFC METROPOL, in conjunction with the Chamber of Commerce of
Russia, with the support of the Coordinating Committee for
Cooperation with the Countries of Africa South of the Sahara, held
a business forum titled Investment Cooperation: New Horizons in
Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of Congo) and Brazzaville
A delegation from MBC Corporation attended the Mining and Asia
Focus 2010 investment conference in Shanghai, China.
Mikhail Slipenchuk took part in an expanded meeting of the
Coordinating Council and Board of the Eurasian Business
IFC METROPOL was awarded Finans magazine’s Annual
Prize in the Success in Mergers and Acquisitions category.
IFC METROPOL participated in the Financial Literacy Week in the
Regions of Russia project, organized by the Expert Group on
Financial Education under the Federal Financial Markets
The National Rating Agency confirmed the A- individual credit
rating for OBIBANK Commercial Bank.
The final agreement on the sale of 50% of OBIBANK to the
Japanese company SBI Holdings was reached.
The Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) granted MBC Corporation
the rights that enable the functions of the sole executive body of
Ozerny Mining Plant OJSC and Nazarovskoye LLC.
IFC METROPOL and Bair Tsyrenov, Deputy General Director of MBC
Corporation, won the Philanthropist 2009 contest in Buryatia.
According to RBC’s annual rating of the largest investment
companies, IFC METROPOL took 8th place in trading volume in
A delegation from METROPOL Group headed by M.V. Slipenchuk took
part in the MIPIM-2010 international investment exhibition. The
company presented an updated concept of its Metropolia Business
METROPOL Group was the official sponsor of the Third Caspian
Energy Forum held in Moscow.
OBIBANK Commercial Bank took 65th place in a ranking of banks
in terms of asset management effectiveness in 2009 (according to
RBC Rating Agency).
The magazine MetroFan was awarded a “Best Corporate
Media for 2010” award and was named Best Corporate Magazine of a
METROPOL Group of Companies was given an official reception on
the occasion of the first Russian performances of the Nihon Buyo
Japanese National Dance Theatre.
METROPOL Group and the Japanese company SBI Holdings signed a
memorandum of understanding on joint development of Internet
banking services in the Russian market and SBI Holdings’
acquisition of a 50% stake in OBIBANK’s share capital.
IFC METROPOL was selected as the agent for the restructuring of
the third series of Nizhnyeye Lyenskoye Invest bonds.
A delegation from MBC Corporation participated in a major
mining conference called Mining Indaba 2010 in Cape Town, South
METROPOL Group General Director Mikhail Slipenchuk paid a visit
to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam as part of a delegation from
the City of Moscow.
METROPOL Group General Director Mikhail Slipenchuk once again
made Finans magazine’s list of the richest men in Russia.
A solemn ceremony in honor of the 106th anniversary of the
battle of the Cruiser Varyag was held at the Murom Holy
Transfiguration Monastery on the initiative of the Accounting
Chamber of Russia and the Cruiser Varyag Foundation.
IFC METROPOL occupies 23rd position in “Largest brokers in
Russia in 2009” rating made by "RBC. Rating" agency
M.V. Slipenchuk, head of METROPOL Group, takes part in the
Russian-Singapore industrial conference
METROPOL Asset Management became a member of the National
Association of pension funds