M.V. Slipenchuk stepped down from the position of
General Director of IFC METROPOL due to his being elected to the
6th State Duma Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation.
Yu.L. Vodopyanov, former First Deputy General Director, is
appointed General Director of IFC METROPOL.
Sergey Solousov became Head of Corporate Finance
Department of IFC METROPOL.
IFC METROPOL became winner of C-bonds Awards-2011
in the nomination “Best Team on the Government Bonds Futures
IFC METROPOL acted as leading co-organizer of the
next issue of JSC FGC UES bonds amounting to 15 billion roubles
with a 12-year maturity and an offer in 2.5 years.
IFC METROPOL acted as leading co-organizer of the
first placement of exchange-traded debentures of OJSC ANC Bashneft.
The issue amount is 10 billion roubles, the maturity is 3 years,
with a two-year offer.
IFC METROPOL is the leader of FORTS futures
rating at the Federal Loan Bond market.
IFC METROPOL analysts are the most precise, and
the company itself is again one of top ten Russian investment
companies most accessible for the mass media.
IFC METROPOL successfully featured in financial
companies’ ratings in 2011. In November, METROPOL was the leader of
analytical departments rating at Slon.ru. In October 2011,
Medialogia research company once again prepared the rating of
Russia’s most public investment companies. IFC METROPOL took the
9th place in it.
Moscow assets of METROPOL DEVELOPMENT gained the
highest class rating – A. Business centre Varshavka SKY owned by
METROPOL DEVELOPMENT is assigned class A as a result of the
All-Russia Classification of Office Real Estate Facilities by NP
Guild of Managers and Developers (GMD).
METROPOL management company got the highest A
rating in terms of quality of pension savings management. The
rating is assigned by The Russian Economy School (RES).
22 November in London, in one of the most famous
British museums – Victoria and Albert Museum – personal exhibition
of Zorikto Dorzhiyev “Steppe History” was inaugurated. One of the
exhibition sponsors was METROPOL Group.
With the support of METROPOL Group, Vincent
Perez’s photo exhibition opened In Moscow/ The exhibition of the
famous French filmmaker was presented by RuArts Gallery.
IFC METROPOL organized the issue of bonds together with Gasprom
IFC METROPOL acted as a co-manager in the course of issue of
two tranches of Eurobonds of Gasprom OJSC for the total sum of 1.6
IFC METROPOL is a laureate of the National award “Company of
the year” in the nomination “Financial company of the year”
IFC METROPOL supported a workshop organized by a world
expert in treasury bond futures
The MBC Corporation participated in International Mining
Congress and Exhibition in China (CHINA MINING Congress & Expo
The MBC Corporation to act as a co-investor in Russian
The MBC Corporation held a working meeting with the executives
of Chinese company NFC (China Nonferrous Metal Industry’s Foreign
Engineering and Construction Co., Ltd) in Moscow
METROPOL DEVELOPMENT to act as a partner for Emelianenko
Open shares mixed investment fund of Metropol Afina ranks among
the three most profitable mutual investment funds since early
Venture fund Russian Ideas Accumulator participated in the Xth
Forum “Intellectual property of the Eastern administrative district
Residents of METROPOL Group organized a projects presentation
on the Welcome Day of “Baikal Harbor”
The head of METROPOL Group M.Slipenchuk was appointed an acting
head of the chair of environmental management of the Faculty of
geography of the MSU( Moscow State University) named after M.
IFC METROPOL participated in the first Moscow international
financial week that took place in Moscow on October 18-21,
RTS stock exchange and IFC METROPOL developed a number of
analytical instruments –calculators – for effective operation of
the futures for federal loan bonds.
Based on September 2011 results, IFC METROPOL took the first
place in the rating of operators of federal loan bonds futures
market at the RTS stock exchange (FORTS)
National rating agency confirmed individual credibility rating
of Limited liability company Investment and Financial Company
METROPOL at AAA level (maximal credibility).
IFC METROPOL acted as a chief co-organizer in the issue of the
15th series of FSC EES OJSC optional 3-year bonds for the amount of
10 bln. rubles with the period of circulation making up 12 years.
The issue was successfully completed on October 24, 2011.
New composition of the Board of Directors of CB Obibank LLC was
formed in the course of an extraordinary meeting of the bank
members that took place on October 28, 2011.
The first meeting of Russian and Japanese shareholders of
Obibank: towards the transfer to internet-banking.
METROPOL Group acted as a sponsor of the concert of the
Japanese Kuromori Kagura folk band.
METROPOL Group participated in the 7th Mining forum MINEX
Moscow office of METROPOL Group was visited by a delegation of
the Government of the Republic of Buryatia.
METROPOL Group acted as a partner of the gala-concert of
Stradivarius-Dialogue international artistic project.
METROPOL Group participated in International mountain skiing
salon that took place in Gostiny Dvor, Moscow on October
Head of METROPOL Group of Companies M.V. Slipenchuk took part
in the primaries’ winners meeting with Russian Prime Minister V.V.
M.V. Slipenchuk, Head of METROPOL Group of Companies, Chairman
of Business Board for Cooperation with Vietnam, took part in the
10th session of the Russian-Vietnamese Work Group for Interbank
Mikhail Slipenchuk’s photo at Vincent Pérez’s photo
exhibition.A famous actor and director (now a photo artist as
well)Vincent Pérez included Mikhail Slipenchuk’s photo in his first
personal exhibition that successfully opened in Vladivostok on 14
IFC Metropol and RTS told about federal bond futures trading
strategy to brokerage houses and investment companies, RTS
employees and financial analysts.
IFC Metropol supported a children’s charitable football
tournament. 12 to 14-year-old children from 12 boarding schools
took part in the tournament, which was held on 7-8 September 2011
IFC Metropol acted as Partner of Russia’s Financiers’ Day
IFC METROPOL took part in the Cbonds conference in London: on
15 and 16 September London hosted the 2nd edition of the Cbonds
Russia & CIS Fixed Income Conference, which had already become
a traditional meeting platform for Russian and Western debt market
experts. IFC Metropol sponsored the event.
METROPOL Group of Companies presented its investment projects
for the tourism business in the Baikal region at the Baikal
Economic Forum 2011 in Irkutsk.
The delegation of METROPOL Group of Companies took part in the
7th Baikal International Economic Forum.
METROPOL Group of Companies opened new horizons for tourism in
the Baikal region. The Putnik company (part of METROPOL), a
resident of the “Baikal harbor” Special Economic Zone of tourism
and vacation type, acquired new tourist assets on the Baikal shores
– tourist camps “Bogatyr” and “Lukomorie”, as well as the cruise
METROPOL Group of Companies, three of whose companies are
residents of the “Baikal harbor” Special Economic Zone of tourism
and vacation type, organized an official reception for the Swiss
delegation headed by Walter B. Gyger, Ambassador Extraordinary and
Plenipotentiary to Russia, at the site of the “Turka” Special
Economic Zone, currently under construction.
The delegation of METROPOL Group of Companies took part in the
15th China International Fair for Investment and Trade in China,
which was held from 7 to 12 September in Xiamen, Fujian. The
exhibition was aimed at attracting investments to the Chinese
economy and searching for foreign projects attractive for Chinese
METROPOL Group of Companies acted as partner for the
International EurAsEc forum “Business in Eurasian Economic
Community with the Customs Union and Common Economic Space”, which
was held in Almaty (Kazakhstan) on 22 September.
RBC.Rating Agency published the largest Russian banks rating
following the first half-year of 2011. Obibank ranked 194th.
The METROPOL Group of Companies colors are on the Wrangel
By results of July 2011 METROPOL Investment Financial Company
ranks among the top three MICEX negotiated bond deal operators. The
company’s aggregate deal turnover amounted to RUB
Head of METROPOL Group of Companies Mikhail Slipenchuk ranks
second in advance popular vote (primaries) in the Republic of
METROPOL Group of Companies will construct a beryllium ore
hydrometallurgical processing works in Buryatia.
METROPOL Group of Companies and Japanese travel corporation JTB
concluded a contract to set up an international travel product
Head of METROPOL Group of Companies Mikhail Slipenchuk paid a
working visit to the Kirov Region to inquire into its economic
potential and investment opportunities. The program of the visit
included a meeting between Mikhail Slipenchuk and Governor of the
Kirov Region Nikita Belykh.
Mikhail Slipenchuk, Head of METROPOL Group, attended an
appointment of business representatives with Vladimir Putin,
Russian Prime Minister, in Ulan-Ude.
METROPOL acted as a co-organizer and participant in the 5th
International Workshop Conference on the Priorities and
Peculiarities of the Baikal Region dedicated to the 350th
anniversary of Buryatia’s willful accession to the Russian
The second phase of infrastructure facilities within Special
Economic Zone Baikal Harbor was officially opened in Turka
(Republic of Buryatia).
IFC METROPOL acted as the leading co-organizer of the latest
bond issue by FGC UES.
IFC METROPOL acted as a financial advisor to the sellers in the
completed acquisition of 100% of “Narodny” retail chain (Tatarstan)
to X5 Retail Group.
A museum and planetarium complex of Museum of the Noosphere is
under construction at full pelt in Irkutsk, supported by
According to the National League of Managers, Open Unit
Investment Trust Metropol Athena took the 2nd place in the UIF
RANKING in respect of profitability.
M.V. Slipenchuk, Head of METROPOL Group, held a working meeting
with Mr. Li Hui, Chinese Ambassador Extraordinary and
Plenipotentiary to Russia.
M.V. Slipenchuk, Head of METROPOL Group, was awarded with a
Medal for “200 Years of the Internal Forces of MVD (Ministry of
Internal Affairs) of Russia”.
METROPOL took part in the 3rd International Conference “St.
Petersburg as the Sea Capital of Russia. Sea Tourism”.
M.V. Slipenchuk, Head of METROPOL Group, attended a field
meeting of the Maritime Board under the Russian Government.
Oleg Korol, Director General of METROPOL Development, was
ranked among the top 20 developers in Russia according to CRE
An international training workshop on kyokushin-kan karate-do
was arranged and conducted with the participation and sponsorship
by the Mining Bank of Congo in the Democratic Republic of
METROPOL GC arranged a vacation for children from large and
needy families in the health camp of Enkhaluk on the Baikal
Head of METROPOL Group of Companies M.V. Slipenchuk has been
elected to the Presiding Committee of the European Business
METROPOL Group of Companies and the Japanese-based SBI Holdings
have signed a number of documents including a purchase agreement
and an option agreement under which SBI Holdings would buy a 50%
share in the authorized capital of United Investment Bank
(Obibank), which is part of METROPOL Group of Companies.
IFC METROPOL acted as a leading co-organizer of Enel OGK-5 bond
A working meeting between Vyacheslav Nagovitsyn, President of
the Republic of Buryatia, and Mikhail Slipenchuk, Head of METROPOL
Group of Companies, was held in Ulan-Ude.
In Monte Carlo (Principality of Monaco) the Fund for Protection
of Lake Baikal has completed the international presentation of the
scientific results obtained by the “Mirs at Baikal” expedition
(2008-2010) organized with the support of METROPOL Group of
In Moscow a press breakfast was held, dedicated to the creation
of a new analytical product by IFC METROPOL – a bonds index of the
electric power industry. The representatives of IFC METROPOL's debt
instruments and derivatives department as well as reporters from
the leading financial press attended the event.
METROPOL Group of Companies took part in the unveiling ceremony
of the honorary plaque in memory of a Russian officer killed in the
Democratic Republic of Congo.
METROPOL Group of Companies took part in the working session of
the Fifth All-Buryat Convention of the Association for Cultural
Development (VARK) that was held in the republic’s capital – the
city of Ulan-Ude.
METROPOL Group of Companies acted as a general partner of the
2nd International Chess Tournament for the prize of the traditional
Buddhist Sangha in Russia, which closed in Ivolga Datsan.
METROPOL Development took part in the international real estate
exhibition EIRE 2011 (Milan, Italy).
Head of METROPOL Group, MSU Professor Mikhail Slipenchuk took
part in the meeting of Mongolian President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj
with MSU teachers and students.
Head of METROPOL Group and Chairman of the Vietnam-Russia
Business Council Mikhail Slipenchuk expressed his gratitude to
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotntiary of the Socialist
Republic of Vietnam to the Russian Federation Bui Dinh Dinh for his
cooperation on the occasion of termination of his mission.
METROPOL Group finalized the purchase of Baikal International
Airport in Ulan-Ude from the Austrian MAI (Meinl Airports
IFC METROPOL was the general sponsor of the 2nd Investment
Forum Investments in Russia. Capital Raising Opportunities that
took place on May 20, 2011 in Moscow in the Holiday Inn
Mikhail Slipenchuk was appointed Professor at the Chair of
Environmental Management of the Department of Geography of M.V.
Lomonosov Moscow State University.
First run of the television film DOWN TO THE DEPTHS OF BAIKAL
and presentation of 2011 projects of the Fund for Protection of
Lake Baikal took place in Ulan-Bator (Mongolia).
Deputy General Director of IFC METROPOL Yuri Sapunov greeted
the Great Patriotic War veterans in Ardatov (Republic of
IFC METROPOL Acts as Leading Co-organizer in the Bond Issue of
METROPOL Group of Companies sponsored the presentation of Star
Savior, a novel by Viktor Slipenchuk, in Beijing.
IFC METROPOL strengthens the business direction of corporate
finance. Alexander Zhizhin who joined IFC METROPOL with his team
was appointed Managing Director of the Corporate Finance Department
of IFC METROPOL.
IFC METROPOL strengthened its bond team. In the framework of
the development strategy for the debt instrument and derivative
department, IFC METROPOL created a new business unit – Debt Capital
Market Administration, headed by Vladimir Kutsev.
IFC METROPOL acted as the leading co-organizer in the bond
issue by OJSC RusHydro.
Head of METROPOL Group of Companies Mr Slipenchuk was awarded a
Magician’s Diploma of the Children’s Art Award ANDRYUSHA-2011.
IFC METROPOL sponsored the Fourth Caspian Energy Forum in the
framework of the Caspian Dialogue 2011 International Economic
Mr Slipenchuk, head of METROPOL Group of Companies, is among
the Wealthiest Businessmen of Russia-2011 according to Forbes
The Buryat Republican Puppet Theatre Ulger (Ulan-Ude) hosted a
presentation of the children’s book Zarkhai, the Son of Tarkhai. It
was dedicated to the hundredth anniversary of Shirab Nimbuev, a
prominent Buryat writer, poet, journalist and translator. The
publication of the book was mostly financed by METROPOL Group of
Companies and was overseen personally Mikhail Slipenchuk and Bair
IFC METROPOL acted as the leading co-organizer in the bond
issue by Irkutskenergo.
The delegation of METROPOL Group of Companies attended the
Coordination Committee meeting under the Plenipotentiary
Representative of the Russian Federation President in the Siberian
Federal District V.A. Tolokonsky.
Mr Slipenchuk and a delegation of IFC Metropol attended the
meeting of the European Business Congress in Edinburgh.
Mr Slipenchuk and a delegation of IFC METROPOL visited the
memorial of the legendary Varyag cruiser in Scotland.
In Moscow the Seventh Open Kyokushin-kan Karate-do Championship
was held at the Martial Arts Palace.
Mr Slipenchuk attended the conference Results of Patomsky
Crater-2010 Scientific and Research Expedition and met with
students of Saint Petersburg Mining University.
On March 25 Head of METROPOL Group of Companies M.V. Slipenchuk
received a certificate of a deputy of the council of deputies of
Isinga District No.13 (Republic of Buryatia).
On March 22 top managers of METROPOL Group of Companies held in
Moscow negotiations with Serbian State Secretary for Tourism Goran
Petkovic devoted to potential development of Serbian alpine-skiing
resort Kopaonik, where the Group owns the Putnik and Club A
On March 13, 2011 Head of METROPOL Group of Companies M.V.
Slipenchuk won an election in Buryatia, where he was elected a
deputy of Eravninskiy District municipal entity.
On March 11 at a ceremony held in Moscow an agreement was
signed between Putnik Siberia, a business within METROPOL Group of
Companies, and architectural and engineering company Nikken Sekkei
At Europe’s largest real estate forum MIPIM-2011 held in
Cannes, France, from March 8 to 11 METROPOL Group of Companies
presented two development projects: Metropolia business district in
Moscow and St Mark Island in Montenegro.
Head of METROPOL Group of Companies M.V.Slipenchuk awarded
PERSON OF THE YEAR in the nomination Businessman of the Year for
“achievements realization of innovative regional and international
General Director of IFC METROPOL M.V.Slipenchuk took part in
international conference “Development of Economic Relationships
with North-East Asia” and met Japanese partners of the company
during his stay in Japan.
Head of METROPOL Group of Companies M.V.Slipenchuk listed among
the top 500 Russian billionaires in 2011 according to Finance
IFC METROPOL underwent restructuring and strengthened the team
under the management of CEO A.O.Rodzianko.
METROPOL Group of Companies presented the Youth of Buryatia
memorial to Ulan-Ude.
IFC METROPOL has joined the top ten transparent investment
companies as rated by the Mediology company especially for the
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