IFC "Metropol" was awarded the Cbonds Awards-2012 in the
category "Best team in the futures market for the bonds"
The company Putnik and Metropol-Express Travel Agency Chain
have taken part in the 19th Annual Moscow International Ski &
Metropol-Express Travel Agency Chain has taken part in the 23rd
exhibition Tour Salon 2012.
The National Rating Agency has affirmed the AAA reliability
rating of IFC METROPOL LLC.
METROPOL Group of Companies has taken part in the
Russian-Japanese Economic Forum organized within the framework of
the official visit to Tokyo of I. I. Shuvalov, the first deputy
prime minister of the Russian Federation.
The National Rating Agency has affirmed the AA reliability
rating (very high reliability, the second highest level) of
Management Company METROPOL LLC.
The MBC Corporation has decided against investing in OJSC
IFC Metropol has received an award of the Flagship of the
Federal Loan Bond Basket Futures Market on the occasion of the 11th
anniversary of FORTS futures and options market.
The MBC Corporation has supported a visit of children from the
rural community of Kholodnoye Evenkiyskoye in the Severobaikalskiy
District of Buryatia to Svetliy Republican Rehabilitation Center
for a full medical check-up.
Metropol-Express Travel Agency Chain has organized an
advertising tour of Buryatia assets, including hotels Baikal
Riviera and Lukomorye and motor vessel Atlant, for leading Russian
and international tour operators.
An International M&A Advisor Award ceremony, an annual
event within the framework of M&A Advisor Summit, was held in
New York, NY, USA on 10 October 2012. IFC METROPOL Chief Executive
Officer Aleksey Rodzyanko has received an award in the nomination
of the Leading International M&A Advisors.
Investment and Financial Company METROPOL announces the
refocusing of its Debt Instruments and Derivatives Department. The
company is intensifying its public debt market trading activities
and discontinuing its corporate bond operations.
METROPOL Group of Companies has supported the publication of a
book by Tsyren-Khandy Daribazarova entitled “A Question to Myself”
recognized at the 17th Book Salon as the Best 2012 Buryat Language
A presentation of a novel by Russian writer Victor Slipenchuk,
“Zinziver”, published in the French language by L`age d`Homme
publishers was held on 25 October in Paris at the 6th Russian Book
Salon in the Russian Science and Culture Center with support of the
Russian Embassy to France, French-Russian Dialog association and
METROPOL Group of Companies.
Evgeny Golosnoy joined the analyst team of IFC METROPOL. He
will be in charge of IT, media and telecommunications sector of the
Russian equity capital market.
The Metropol-Express travel agency chain has published
information regarding its assets in Buryatia, Baikal Riviera and
Lukomorye hotels by posting it in global online hotel booking
systems booking.com, hrs.com and oktogo.ru.
8 September marked the fifth anniversary of the Varyag Cruiser
Memorial Complex in the Lendalfoot village (Scotland). This event
was arranged with organizational and financial support of the
Varyag Cruiser Charity Fund (President – M.V. Slipenchuk) and
METROPOL Group of Companies.
The concert of contemporary French music from the series
“Spectra of Time. French Music Today” took place in the Rakhmaninov
Hall of the P. I. Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory on 12
September 2012. The concert was held with the assistance of
METROPOL Group of Companies and with the participation of the
French-Russian Dialogue Association and French Institute in
On 13 September, at the meeting that took place as part of the
International Economic Conference “New Economics – New Approaches”
of the VII Baikal Economic Forum, the Head of the Republic of
Buryatia Vyacheslav Nagovitsyn presented a letter of gratitude to
Director for Regional Activities of IFC METROPOL Bair Tsyrenov,
appreciating his cooperation in the development of the «Baikal
harbor» Special Economic Zone of tourism and vacation type in the
Republic of Buryatia.
METROPOL Group of Companies acted as a Strategic Partner of the
VII Baikal Economic Forum. The status of the Forum’s Strategic
Partner reflects the endeavor of METROPOL Group of Companies to
fully support the development of the Republic of Buryatia in
shaping its economic infrastructure based on innovative strategies
in science and industry.
15 September was the last day of the International Economic
Conference as part of the VII Baikal Economic Forum (BEF IEC). Its
participants visited the «Baikal harbor» Special Economic Zone of
tourism and vacation type and got acquainted with the work of its
On 13-14 September 2012, IFC METROPOL organized the first
annual conference for investors: “Beyond the Blue Chips: Growth and
Value in Russian equities.” The main objective of the Conference is
to open up opportunities for the top managers of the leading
Russian small and mid-equity companies to tell investors about
their market strategies, growth potential and risks.
On 18 September, the Baikal Fight – an IBO boxing tournament –
took place in the Moscow Center of Martial Arts in the “Varshavka
SKY” center. Russia’s Alexander Bakhtin confirmed his title of the
best boxer in junior featherweight (to 55.3 kg). METROPOL
Group of Companies was the organizer of the fight.
METROPOL Group of Companies rendered assistance in the
translation and publication of the book of His Holiness Patriarch
Kirill of Moscow and All Russia entitled Freedom and
Responsibility: In Search of Harmony. Human Rights and Personal
Dignity in Japanese, as well as the book by A.A. Khlopetskiy The
IFC METROPOL acted as a co-organizer of OJSC Moscow United
Electric Grid Company (OJSC MOESK) bonds Series BO-01 issue
amounting to 5 bln RUB with 3 years’ maturity.
The second concert of contemporary French music from the series
“Spectra of Time. French Music Today” took place in the Rakhmaninov
Hall of the P. I. Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory on 21
September 2012. Like the first concert, the event was arranged with
the support of METROPOL Group of Companies, with the participation
of the French-Russian Dialogue Association and French Institute in
On 28 September Budva, Montenegro, hosted the regular meeting
of the Committee on Law, Banking and Finance of the European
Business Congress. The meeting discussed the current problems and
prospects of complex oil and gas projects in the context of
financial fragility of the global markets. Investment and Financial
Company METROPOL organized the event.
Lufthansa Consulting will elaborate a strategy for the
development of Baikal Airport for the next 15 years and provision
of consulting assistance after that period.
On 17 August, the First Environment Marathon “Let’s Preserve
Baikal Together!” was held at the Central Stadium in Ulan-Ude as
part of the Day of Baikal. The Marathon was organized by the Fund
for Protection of Lake Baikal and METROPOL Group of Companies.
A box fight between Russia’s Alexander Bakhtin and Philippines’
Roli Gasca will be held with the support of METROPOL Group of
Companies. The fight is to be held on 18 September on the boxing
ring of Moscow Martial Arts Center at Varshavka SKY.
The METROPOL Group of Companies started entering the FOREX/CFD
foreign exchange market as the main FXCM introducing broker in
Russia. The cooperation agreement between the companies was signed
in March 2012.
Russian clients can get access to FXCM products through Metropol
(UK) Ltd., a member of the METROPOL Group of Companies.
On 11 July 2012, at The Ritz-Carlton, the METROPOL Group of
Companies presented to the press a new direction in its activities
– services for entering the Forex market. The press conference was
attended by Aleksey Rodzyanko, Executive Director of IFC METROPOL,
Arthur Plaude, Managing Director, Fixed Income Department, and Vera
Morgatskaya, Metropol-FOREX Project Manager.
On 24 July 2012, the 4th International Chess Festival for the
Center Corporation Cup ended in Izhevsk. Anton Shomoyev, an
international grandmaster from Ulan-Ude representing
Shatar-Metropol Club team, became the winner of the Festival.
On 28 June 2012, the Metropol-Express Network of Travel
Agencies received a certificate of registration with the Unified
Federal Register of Tour Operators.
The METROPOL Group of Companies presented the Baikalskaya Gavan
(Baikal Harbor), an international art forum. The forum will first
take place in 2013 in the Republic of Buryatia at the initiative of
the METROPOL Group of Companies and the Fund for Protection of Lake
On 17 July the Bolshoi Theatre hosted a farewell benefit
performance of Morihiro Ivato with the support of the METROPOL
Group of Companies.
The METROPOL Group of Companies was a partner of the Golos
Kochevnikov (Voice of the Nomads) IV International Music Festival
that started in Ulan-Ude on 11 July.
The traditional annual celebration of Zandan Zhuu (buddhist
relic Sandal Buddha) was held at the Egituysky Datsan with the
support of METROPOL Group of Companies.
METROPOL Group of Companies was one of the partners of Moya
Provintsiya (My Province), a festival of regional mass media. The
Festival took place on the shore of Lake Baikal in the Maksimikha
village of the Barguzinsky District on 17-20 July.
IFC METROPOL Participates in 9th CIS and Baltic Region Bond
Congress The event was attended by Petr Kadysh, Head of Fixed
Income Research, Fixed Income and Derivatives Department of IFC
Metropol. He made a presentation, Influence of the European Crisis
on Russia’s Debt Market.
On 6-7 June 2012, representatives of Investment and Financial
Company METROPOL attended the Russian-Japanese Investment Forum in
Kazan. At the round table discussion of Investment Cooperation in
Banking and Finance, Oleg Velikoredchanin, Director for
International Activities, IFC METROPOL, made a presentation on the
Experience of IFC METROPOL in Attracting Japanese Investments to
the Financial Sector of the Russian Economy.
METROPOL Group of Companies, in cooperation with the Republican
Agency for Physical Education and Sports and the Russian Lapta
Federation, organized the Zolotaya Bita (Golden Bat) All-Russian
Mini-Lapta Tournament. The Asian phase of the tournament took place
in Ulan-Ude on 18-20 June.
METROPOL Group of Companies arranged accommodation in the
Republic of Buryatia for participants of the Beijing-Moscow 2012
motor rally as part of the Year of Russian Tourism in China.
On 16 June 2012, the Baikal Airport (Ulan-Ude, Buryatia)
admitted the first regular international Ulan-Ude - Beijing
On 18 June 2012, the Stock Market Elite 2011 award ceremony
took place in Moscow. Investment and Financial Company METROPOL won
the Business Development award.
On 21 June 2012, the exhibition of Zorikto Dorzhiyev opened in
Moscow with the support of METROPOL Group of Companies and the Fund
for Protection of Lake Baikal.
M.V. Slipenchuk, the founder of the METROPOL
Group of Companies, participated in the Global Strategy Conference
on 9-10 May 2012. The conference was organized by a Japanese
company SBI Holdings. During the conference the participants spoke
about current financial and economic situations in their countries
and also shared their views regarding further development of the
A presentation of the Republic of Buryatia to
Japanese businessmen took place in the Embassy of Japan in Moscow,
with the participation of the METROPOL Group of Companies. The
event participants have presented investment projects regarding
industry, manufacture of environmentally friendly products,
logistics, mineral resources exploitation and tourism
Obibank acted as a partner of the Russian Family
Businesses Association in the organization of an all-Russian
contest “Family Business-2012” held among enterprises, owners and
key employees that have family relations.
The representatives of the METROPOL Group of
Companies participated in panel discussion “Russian innovative
projects and the possibilities of French participation in their
implementation”. The experience of clusters foundation and support
of innovative enterprises in France”. The discussion took place in
the Chamber of Industry and Commerce of Paris on 22 May 2012.
A presentation of the tourism opportunities of
the Republic of Buryatia took place in France on 24 May 2012. The
event was held under the auspices of the “French-Russian dialog”
Association and with the support of the Embassy and the Trade
Representative Office of the Russian Federation in France. The
organizers of the event were Russian Railways OJSC and the METROPOL
Group of Companies. A.K. Orlov, the Extraordinary and
Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Russian Federation, V.V. Bushuev,
the Head of the Administration of the Russian Railways OJSC
President, V.V. Nagovitsyn, the President of the Republic of
Buryatia and M.V. Slipenchuk, the deputy of the State Duma, have
delivered speeches on the event.
The 6th Annual Asia Mining Partnering Forum 2012
took place in Beijing on 24-25 May 2012. Denis Paletskiy, the
General Director of Metropol China Co., Ltd. presented his report
“Complex development of major zinc, led, gold, silver and beryllium
deposits in the Republic of Buryatia. Construction of a mining and
A traditional children chess festival
“Wunderkind-2012” for the prizes of Bair Tsyrenov, the president of
Shatar chess club, took place on 26-28 May in the Republic of
Buryatia under the patronage of the METROPOL Group of Companies.
This is the 15th championship of this kind. Gifted young
participants of the competition are considered the hope of Buryat
A long-awaited exhibition of the works by artist
Bato Dashitsyrenov was opened in the Ulan-Ude Art Museum named
after Ts.S. Sampilov on 29 May 2012 with the support of the
METROPOL Group of Companies.
Maxim Zotov was appointed the head of the Stock
Capital Department of IFC METROPOL. Mr. Zotov will be responsible
for brokerage and dealer's activities of the company in the stock
The Fund for Protection of the Lake Baikal (FPLB)
joined the membership of Russian Geographic Society at the meeting
of the Guardinaship board of RGS that took place on April 10, 2010
in Saint-Petersburg. V.V. Putin, the chairman of the RGS
Guardianship Board, handed in a certificate to confirm that the
Fund became a member of the Society to M.V.Slipenchuk, the chairman
of the FPLB Board of Guardians.
The Bank of Russia registered a new version of
the Articles of Association of CB Obibank LLC. The provisions of
the Articles of Association were brought in compliance with Federal
law No. 162-FZ dated June 27, 2011 “On making amendments to certain
regulatory acts of the Russian Federation in connection with the
adoption of Federal law “On the national payment system”.
A presentation of economic and investment
potential of the Republic of Buryatia took place in China in the
framework of the Year of Russian tourism that has recently started
in Beijing. The wide-scale presentation was officially organized on
April 10, 2012, by the embassy of the Russian Federation in China
and Metropol China company.
METROPOL Group of Companies participated in XI
Republic exhibition and fair “Tourism and recreation in
Buryatia-2012”. In the framework of the event METROPOL-Express
company, a member of METROPOL Group of Companies, presented its
tourist facilities: hotel complexes “Baikal Riviera” and
“Lukomoriye”. METROPOL Group of Companies also gave a presentation
of its cruises around the Lake Baikal on Atlant steam-ship owned by
the company, as well as spoke about its tourist assets in France,
Serbia and Montenegro.
A delegation of METROPOL Group of Companies
participated in the Third festival of real estate investments FREI
2012 that took place in Budva, Montenegro, on April 23-26, 2012.
METROPOL Group of Companies was treated as an exclusive participant
of the Festival and presented its own investment project “The
Island of Saint Mark” — the first European de Luxe island-based
A meeting of the Coordination board for the
implementation of investment projects in the Republic of Buryatia
and the Baikal Territory took place in Ulan-Ude in the presence of
V.A.Talokonskiy, authorized representative of the President of the
Russian Federation in Siberian Federal District. B.D.Tsyrenov,
director of IFC METROPOL for regional activities, in the course of
the meeting suggested the construction of a thermal power plant to
resolve the issues of power supply to Ozerny GOK and Ulan-Ude.
Viktor Tolokonskiy stated that the suggestions of METROPOL Group of
Companies regarding the construction of thermal power plant in
Ulan-Ude were the most realistic and interesting, because their
implementation would reduce the production cost of energy supply to
the complex and would increase the reliability of heat supply in
IFC METROPOL acted as leading co-organizer of the
12th issue of OJSC UES FGC bonds amounting to 10 billion roubles
with a 7-year maturity and an offer in 4 years. The placement of
the bonds took place on April 27, 2011.
The MBC corporation and China Nonferrous Metal
Industry’s Foreign Engineering and Construction Co., Ltd. entered
into a framework agreement. The document stipulates that the
Chinese partner will participate in the industrial development of
Ozernoye complex deposit located in the Republic of Buryatia and in
the construction of Ozerny GOK. In accordance with the agreement,
NFC will purchase a 50% stake in the Ozernoye project.
A meeting of K.G. Kornilyev, the General Director
of IBM in East Europe/Asia, L.R. Sorkin, the General Director of
Honeywell in Russia and I.A. Okhtyrskiy, the General Director of
the MBC Corporation took place on 1 March 2012. The participants
discussed the issues of mutual participation in the projects of
Skolkovo Innovations Center, creation of a R&D center in MPTI
and the participation in the design and construction of Ozerniy
mining and metallurgy complex in the Republic of Buryatia.
A meeting of the Board of Directors of Russian
Magnesium OJSC took place on 1 March 2012 in Yekaterinburg. The
participants have discussed a number of issues pertaining to the
activities of the company. The participants have discussed as well
the current situation regarding the MBC Corporation's preparation
of an application for loan financing from the Vneshekonombank State
Corporation in accordance with the agency contract of 27 January
2012. Alexander Neveseliy, a representative of the MBC Corporation
Ltd, was appointed Deputy General Director of Russian magnesium
OJSC for the attraction of finances from the Vneshekonombank State
Investment Financial Company METROPOL developed
Metropol Second Tier Stock Index that shows the dynamics of the
quotations of shares issued by the most prospective small-cap and
medium-cap companies. The index is expected to help market players
follow the dynamics of shares issued by Russian "second-range"
companies, to make investment decisions and to develop trade
GLOBE 2012 Conference and Trade Fair was held in
Vancouver, Canada, on 13-16 March 2012. The conference was
dedicated to sustainable regional development and environment
protection. Within the scope of this event, the Canadian-Russian
Business Association staged a separate conference concerning
Russia. Aleksey Chernov, CEO, IFC METROPOL CANADA, delivered a
report on the METROPOL Group of Companies business activities in
the Republic of Buryatia. He spoke about the Group of Companies’
projects in Buryatia and successful experience of complex regional
10th international chess festival
“Sagaalgan-2012” took place in Buryatia on 16-18 March. The
festival has been a stage in the Rapid Grand Prix of Russia -
Russian Rapid Chess Cup for two years now. The METROPOL Group of
Companies has been the festival’s general partner since 2006. Among
the participants of the championship were chess players from
different cities of Russia and other countries of the world.
METROPOL Group organized visiting the Republic of
Buryatia by the delegation of major Japanese travel agencies JTB
and JATM. The delegation included Mr Tosio Uruno, GAC Inc. general
director (JTB subsidiary) and Ms Saori Takidzava, sales department
deputy chief of the Japanese Air Travel Marketing company (JATM).
The main purpose of the visit was survey of the tourist objects of
Baikal Harbor free economic zone in Buryatia.
IFC METROPOL received the award from the Moscow
Interbank Stock Exchange-RTS Group at the awarding ceremony of
market makers at the federal loan bonds futures’ market.
The Project “Development of a hardware-software
platform for construction of digital models of "smart" industrial
complexes and intellectual control systems of manufacture” on the
basis of Ozerny processing enterprise in Buryatia received a
positive response of the Skolkovo Fund Expert Board. This gives the
MBC Corporation and its partner – Moscow Physics and Technical
Institute - right to create the project company with the status of
a participant of Skolkovo Innovative Centre.
The first session of the Ermakovsky mining and
metallurgical company (EMMC) Board of directors and meeting of
shareholders of was held. Sergey Garichev, the East Siberian Metals
Corporation deputy general director, was approved General Director
of the newly formed company. Irek Salimov, both member of the Board
of Directors of the East Siberian Metals Corporation and Ermakovsky
mining and metallurgical company, was appointed chairman of the
METROPOL Group hold a meeting with contractors
under the project of creation of the Baikal Harbor multifunctional
tourist complex. During the meeting further architectural and
project decisions of the objects’ construction concept, volume and
schedule of work were on the agenda.
The national Rating Agency confirmed an
individual rating of credit status to Obibank Commercial Bank at
level «A -» - high credit status, the third level.
METROPOL Group took part in the International
linguistic Expolang show that was held in Paris. Lake Baikal
Protection Fund’s exposition and METROPOL Group regional projects’
exposition became the key part of the Russian exhibition
hall. With the support of METROPOL Group and Lake Baikal
Protection Fund the winter expedition of the Moscow State
University Geographical Department Scientific student's society to
the Buryatia Republic was organized. Expedition’s main objectives –
to study Ozerny polymetallic deposit’s influence on environment,
acquaintance to prospects of tourism development and a recreation
in Baikalsk region.
With the support of METROPOL Group the book of a
famous Buryat artist Zorikto Dorzhiev ZORIKBOOK was published and
its presentation held in the National Museum of Buryatia.
METROPOL Group became partner of a romantic youth
Buryat comedy To Baikal distribution and exhibition in more than 20
East-Siberian Metals Corporation (MBC) and OJSC
Russian Magnesium came to an understanding to enter into an agency
agreement, under which Russian Magnesium is to grant MBC the
authority to provide a Vnesheconombank credit facility in the
amount of 13 billion roubles.
East-Siberian Metals Corporation was paid a
business visit by delegation of 11 technical specialists from
Chinese company NFC, led by Mr Chen Zhenghai, Head of Mining
CB Obibank Ltd. declared that starting from the
year 2012 it is going to substantially expand the list of
currencies quoted on a permanent basis.
Investment Financial Company METROPOL acted as a
sponsor of the session of the Central and Eastern European Forum
that took place 17-18 January 2012 in Vienna, Austria.
A Japanese Parliament delegation consisting of 9
deputies from both chambers of the Japanese Parliament paid an
official visit to METROPOL Group in Moscow.