August 16, 2020

ACI Russia Congress 2020 (16-й Съезд ACI Russia)

The ACI Rusia held its 16th Congress on Monday, August 17, simultaneously in two formats: offline and online. 

 

The agenda of the Congress included a speech by Valery Lyakh, Director of the Bank of Russia’s Department for Countering Misconduct, with the monetary policy panel by Alexey Zabotkin, Deputy Chairman of the Bank of Russia and Aleх Isakov from VTB Capital and Anatoliy Shal  from JP Morgan, presentation about functioning during pandemic and future plans  of the Moscow Exchange represented by Managing Director, Board Membe  Igor Marich, with a general assembly meeting with the approval of amendments to the Statues and competitive elections, as well as awarding the winners of CBR key rate poll!

Platinum Sponsor - Moscow Exchange

Silver Sponsors: Metallinvestbank, WEYTEC

April 28, 2020

Pandenomics as a space of opportunity: investment ideas - joint webinar by ACI Russia and Refinitiv

11:00 - 12:00. Session 1.  Macroeconomics of the Pandemic: What will happen to oil prices and the ruble exchange rate? Shares and bonds? What investment ideas can work?

Moderator: Sergey Romanchuk, President of ACI Russia, Head of Metallinvestbank Dealing Center

Participants in the discussion:  Alexander Kudrin, HSE Professor, Chief Strategist of Aton IC, Grigory Isayev, Director, Renaissance Capital Investment Company, Victor Tunev, managing director of MC "Aguidel", author of Truevaue Telegram channel

12:00 - 12:45 Session 2. The organisation of work with clients in a new reality: how to reorganise business? E-commerce, process automation and risk.

Moderator: Sergey Romanchuk, President of ACI Russia, Head of the Dealing Center at JSCB Metallinvestbank.

 Participants in the discussion:  Viktor Zhidkov, Chairman of the Management Board, Bank  Vesta

Oleg Legostev, Liquidity Manager, Refinitiv.

December 13, 2019

ACI RUSSIA SUMMED UP THE YEAR AND NAMED THE WINNERS OF THE FX&MM ACHIEVEMENTS AND INNOVATIONS CONTEST

At the festive New Year's party on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at the Mandarin Combustible bar, the regional public organization of financial market professionals, ACI Russia, announced the results of the year and announced the winners of the contest of achievements and innovations in the Russian foreign exchange and money markets.

 

The competition was open to all financial institutions that did something new in 2018 or achieved significant success, marked by prestigious market awards. Applications are submitted to the Council of ACI Russia, which makes a decision, choosing the most significant ones.

 

The winners of the competition for 2019 were recognized by three companies. The Moscow Exchange - for the development of interest rate risk hedging culture and significant (2.5-fold) growth in the volume of concluded transactions in the SPFI sector (standardized derivatives). Sberbank was named the winner for the best investment management services and the best online treasury services by Global Finance magazine, and Alfa-Bank was awarded for the most complete set of solutions for electronic trading on the Russian currency market.

 

Also, leaders of the ACI Russia regular forecasts competition were announced in a decision on the Bank of Russia key rate. They were two people who guessed all the decisions of the Central Bank during 2019: Nikolay Panyukov and Deputy Head of the Treasury of MP Bank Azat Amirov, who also guessed all the Central Bank decisions in 2019!

 

ACI Russia currently has about 500 members, who are professional participants in the financial market, acting as an independent expert platform for the foreign exchange and money market and organizing events that in 2018 more than a thousand people visited. News feed, survey results and information about past and future events can be found at www.acirussia.org

October 15, 2019

ACI Russia eFX Summit 2019, Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Moscow.


The forum included a technology exhibition, during which products were presented by Bloomberg, CME/EBS, FX Aggregator, IPC, LMAX Exchange, Trading View, Alfa-Bank, Metallinvestbank, Moscow Exchange, PRIME, Raiffeisenbank, Sberbank, as well as 14 panel discussions on market changes, regulation, technologies, trading rules and professional ethics. The participants were particularly interested in the detailed discussion of algorithmic trading, optimal ways of executing transactions and the most efficient arrangement of trading floors, which would enable them to balance the interests of various market participants to the maximum extent possible. For the first time, a session on cryptocurrencies was held, where participants discussed the prospects of development and regulation in this area.

August 15, 2019

Dealer’s Day 2019 - Cafe Mechta

The event gathered together about 300 ACI Russia members for the traditional summer professional holiday, sponsored by Moscow Exchange and Refinitiv.  This was the first associations's event after Russia  joined The Global FX Committee  and ACI Russia president Sergey Romanchuk said some words about that milestone and the future work. But the agenda at this evening was more entertainment and leasure than business. The guests enjoied by misuc, dance, karaoke, fun casino, fine food and drinks. 

May 13, 2019

ACI Russia GA 2019, St. Regis Nikolskaya Hotel /Mandarin Combustible Bar, Moscow

14 мая 2019 года в отеле St.Regis Nikolskaya прошел Съезд ACI Russia, в котором приняло участие около 200 человек. В рамках него состоялось отчетно-выборное Общее собрание ACI Russia, выступил заместитель директора департамента противодействия недобросовестным практикам Центрального Банка РФ Роман Мухлынов, рассказав об основных новациях законодательства о противодействии неправомерному использованию инсайдерской информации и манипулированию рынком и ответив на вопросы аудитории, прошла панельная дискуссия «Актуальные проблемы развития валютного рынка: последние тренды и современные технологии».

В панельной дискуссии выступили: Виктор Драгоев (EBS/CME Group), Игорь Марич (Московская Биржа), Антон Кеняйкин (Райффайзенбанк). Участники обсудили особенности разных способ исполнения сделок на валютном рынке: на бирже и межбанковском рынке, с выставлением заявок в центральную книгу ордеров, исполнения с указанием полной суммы интереса в одной сделке; пути развития мэтчинговых платформ – с увеличением быстродействия или наоборот - с введением задержек в выставление новых заявок; новые биржевые и внебиржевые продукты и сервисы.

Во время официальной части взаимодействие с аудиторией происходило через специальную мобильную интерактивную платформу, где также было проведено электронное голосование на выборах в руководящие органы (с персональной идентификацией для членов ACI Russia). На три предложенных места выдвинулись 5 кандидатов, однако 3 место было поделено между двумя кандидатами - они набрали равное количество голосов, в связи с чем в Совете появилось 4 новых участника!

На следующий год (2019-2020) в Совет ACI Russia в дополнение к действующим членам были избраны: Кирилл Вычужанин (Альфа-Банк), Евгений Глушань (InfraONE), Алия Зубкова (Открытие), Анна Сенина (Refinitiv).

Завершился вечер приемом в баре Mandarin Combustible.

Спонсорами Съезда выступили компании: EBS/CME Group, Московская Биржа, Райффайзенбанк.
 

December 13, 2018

ACI Russia New Year & Xmas Party 2018-2019

At the festive New Year's party on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at the Mandarin Combustible bar, the regional public organization of financial market professionals, ACI Russia, announced the results of the year and announced the winners of the contest of achievements and innovations in the Russian foreign exchange and money markets.

 

The competition was open to all financial institutions that did something new in 2018 or achieved significant success, marked by prestigious market awards. Applications are submitted to the Council of ACI Russia, which makes a decision, choosing the most significant ones.

 

The winners of the competition for 2018 were recognized by three companies for four achievements. The Moscow Exchange was marked twice: the first among the Russian market participants to sign a statement of commitment to the FX Global Code and a significant (8 times) increase in the volume of transactions in the SPFI sector (standardized derivative financial instruments). Sberbank became the winner for the best technology platform in the foreign exchange market for corporate clients according to Global Finance magazine in the framework of awards by international providers, and Alfa-Bank was noted for first place in terms of the volume of operations among all banks in the foreign exchange market in the CEEMEA macro-region (Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa) according to a survey of the Euromoney magazine.

 

Also, leaders of the ACI Russia regular forecasts competition were announced in a decision on the Bank of Russia key rate. The absolute winner was Azat Amirov, Deputy Head of the Treasury of MP Bank, who guessed  right all decisions of the Central Bank in 2018.

 

ACI Russia currently unites 419 members to the date who are professional participants in the financial market, acting as an independent expert platform for the foreign exchange and money market and organizing events that in 2018 more than a thousand people visited. News feed, survey results and information about past and future events can be found at www.acirussia.org

November 19, 2018

ACI Russia eFX Summit 2018

On November 20, 2018, the first international summit on electronic commerce in the foreign exchange market was held at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Moscow, in which more than 300 people took part.

A technological exhibition was conducted as part of the forum, during which IPC, LMAX Exchange, NT Progress, Refinitiv, Alfa-Bank, Metallinvestbank, Moscow Exchange, Raiffeisenbank, Sberbank presented their products, and seven-panel discussions devoted to discussing the changes taking place on the market, regulation, modern technology, trading rules and professional ethics. Of particular interest to the participants was a detailed discussion of the best ways to execute transactions and the most efficient arrangement of the matching engine of the trading platforms, which would allow for the maximum balance between the interests of various market participants.

The Summit’s mission is to become a platform that brings sell side and consumers of services in the foreign exchange market together, a platform for discussing the challenges which the industry faces.

 

In total, employees of 43 banks and 12 brokerage firms, 26 investment funds and 13 large corporations representing the oil and gas industry, metallurgy, retail distribution networks, telecommunications and other segments of the economy, as well as representatives of the professional press, academic community and Bank of Russia took part in the Summit.

 

The event is an essential step in the development of international relations and the integration of Russia into the global financial market: several dozens of foreign guests attended the Summit.

 

The gold sponsors of the Summit were the companies:

EBS, LMAX Exchange, NT Progress, Alfa-Bank, Metallinvestbank, Moscow Exchange, Raiffeisenbank, Sberbank

Silver Sponsors: BCS Global Markets, IPC, Refinitiv

Bronze Sponsors: Integral, Lucera

August 16, 2018

ACI Russia celebrated Dealer's Day on the date of 20th anniversary of the Russian default

ACI Russia gathered about 400 guests at the Kalina Bar on the traditional holiday of the interbank and financial community - the Dealer’s Day, dated for the "anniversary" of the default of the Russian Federation in 1998 - an event that determined the development of the market for many years. Those who "survived" and then stayed in the profession, can rightly be proud of themselves! Among the guests and participants of the evening were employees and heads of banks, financial companies, the Bank of Russia, stock exchanges, news agencies and electronic trading platforms, a number of large corporations, heads of institutional professional associations of the NFA and NAUFOR.

To the anniversary of the Russian default, ACI Russia jointly with Thomson Reuters launched the documentary-historical site aciproject1998.org, which contains video memories of famous market participants of those years, restored the original news line for August 1998 and used photographs of the agency REUTERS. The content on the site is organized in the form of a blog in which visitors to the site can also independently post their memories. The filling of the site with new interviews and news of those days will continue until the beginning of September.

 

The evening program included video installations from Thomson Reuters, which "returned" guests in 1998; memories of the crisis, stand-up show with Danila Babich – TV presenter of financial programs from RBC TV - during which our guests shared their memories of 1998; the performance of the bank rock band AFive. Also, each guest received as a gift a real copy of the newspaper Kommersant for August 18, 1998!

Sponsors and partners of ACI Russia in the evening were companies

INTL FCStone, Thomson Reuters, NEX EBS, BCS Global Markets, Moscow Stock Exchange.

June 18, 2018

Roundtable: "Minimization of risks in the foreign exchange market: settlement services of the MOEX Group"

Agenda:

1. The structure of the foreign exchange market: the Exchange (all modes) vs OTC market? Dmitry Piskulov (Moscow Exchange)

2. Minimizing the participants' credit and settlement risk: the block trades with the central clearing via NCC  plus PVP? Svetlana Gryanchenko (NSD), Andrey Skabelin (Moscow Exchange)

3. "Single account" for clearing pools of NSDs and NCCs - what will this give the market? Svetlana Timasheva (NSD)

 

In the program: interesting people, discussions, your valuable thoughts, a buffet table.

June 14, 2018

Master class "How to become a good investment analyst"? by Alexandr Kudrin

Financial analyst Alexander Kudrin, former head of the analytical department of Troika Dialog and Sberbank CIB will hold a master class "How to become a good investment analyst"?

 

Students of specialized universities who want to choose the profession of an analyst are invited, as well as employees of banks and financial companies. During the training seminar, Alexander will share his experience in organizing the work of one of the leading analytical departments in the largest Russian bank. Participation is free of charge, but the organizer reserves the right to refuse registration. For the passage it is necessary to have an identity card with you.

May 16, 2018

ACI Russia Congress 2018

The ACI Russia Congress took place on the May 17, 2018 in the St.Regis Nikolskaya hotel which was attended by about 200 people. The ACI Russia General Meeting was held within the framework of the event.  The Director of the Department for Countering Malpractice of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation, Valery Lyakh, made a speech.  There were two panel discussions: "Will FX Global Code take a root in Russia?" and "Actual problems of FX market development: recent trends and modern technologies".

 

For the next two years (2018-2020), ACI Russia President Sergey Romanchuk (Metallinvestbank) and ACI Russia Vice President Dmitry Piskulov (Moscow Stock Exchange), as well as ACI Russia Board members were elected to the governing bodies: Evgeny Alparov (Metallinvestbank), Vladimir Borisov (Absolutbank), Alexey Evdokimov (Alfa Bank), Evgeny Egorov (Bank Vesta), Victor Zhidkov (Bank Vesta), Konstantin Zyryanov (ACI Russia), Veronica Kapranova (Central Bank of the Russian Federation), Alexander Kiryanov  (DTS), Vladimir Kozinets (Association of Corporate Treasurers), Alexander Markin (Globexbank), Dmitry Samusev (VTB), Andrey Skabelin (Moscow Stock Exchange), Andrey Sumin (Rosbank), Sergey Schepilov (Raiffeisenbank), Vladimir Yarovoy (Sberbank).

 

Valery Lyakh (Bank of Russia), Dmitry Hailo (Sberbank), Darryl Hooker (NEX EBS), Grigory Ivanov (NEX EBS), Igor Marich (Moscow Stock Exchange), Evgeny Rasskazov (Thomson Reuters) participated in the panel discussion

The evening ended with a reception in the bar Mandarin Combustible.

 

The sponsors of the Congress were companies: NEX EBS, Thomson Reuters, Moscow Stock Exchange.​

March 20, 2018

Roundtable: ""Cryptocurrencies: a new financial system of the XXI century?"

The New Economic School (NES), in partnership with the tokenization platform LATOKEN and ACI Russia - The Financial Markets Association, conducted a roundtable with the following agenda:

- Is it possible to have a stable cryptocurrency, a central bank, and a monetary policy on the blockchain?

- Blockchain as a world trend of financial innovation. Can it provide information and the technological breakthrough for the financial sector?

- "Fair value of bitcoin-  is it an objective or given to us in sensations? Pros and cons of the cryptocurrency trading.

- Tendencies of legislative regulation of the cryptocurrencies market. Positions of the Russian Federation authorities. Prospects for 2018: will the regulation of the market be built?

January 31, 2018

ACI Russia council meeting

A meeting of the ASI Russia Council was held at the Moscow Stock Exchange. Decisions were taken on the calendar of events, the main tasks for 2018. Membership was increased by 66 people but 8 members were expelled. Details of the meeting can be found in the recount of the meeting.

December 14, 2017

ACI Russia celebrated New Year 2018 and Xmas in style

December 15 in Mandarin Combustible traditionally on the eve of the Catholic Christmas took place the New Year's event of the association ACI Russia. Guests of the event - members of the organization - gathered for an informal summing up of the year. The event was sponsored by INTL FCStone.  Sergey Romanchuk (quoted by Finbuzz) "We managed to achieve a lot this year. The presentation of the Russian translation of Global FX Code became the cornerstone event of this year and laid the foundation for what will happen next. I draw the attention of all those who work in the currency market, that next year will be a year of most ambitious changes in the rules of work on FX market it since the appearance of it. I am very glad that we managed to lead this process and form together with the National Financial Association the Moscow Joint Standing FX Committee, which will refract global principles into national standards. "

November 14, 2017

ACI Russia presented the Russian translation of the FX Global Code

Regional Public Association of Financial Market Professionals ACI Russia – The Financial Markets Association presented the Russian language translation of the FX Global Code and announced its plan to create The Moscow FX Joint Standing Committee based on the Self-Regulatory Organization National Finance Association (“SRO NFA”).  The new entity will be supported by Bank of Russia and participate in the activities of the Global FX Committee.

June 07, 2017

ACI Russia General Assembly 2017

ACI Russia annual congress was attended by more than 200 people. The main topic of the forum was the discussion about FX Global Code, which was the result of two years of work under the auspices of BIS of representatives of central banks and leading participants of the market and was published in the final version on May 25, 2017.

 

Within the framework of the Congress, a meeting was held with First Deputy Chairman of the Bank of Russia Sergey Shvetsov and Director of the Department counteraction to unscrupulous practices Valery Lyakh, who also made a presentation and participated in the panel discussion, devoted to new approaches to financial market regulation.

 

Chris Salmon, chairman of Global FX Committee, executive director of the Bank of England, addressed the forum participants. A keynote speech was made by David Woolcock, Chairman of the ACI-FMA Professionalism Committee. 

 

The panel discussions were made by David Woolcock (ACI CFP), Alan Scott (Integral), Darryl Hooker (NEX EBS), Valery Lyakh (Bank of Russia), Dmitry Piskulov (Moscow Stock Exchange), Victor Rubtsov (Thomson Reuters), Inna Patrascu (INTL FCStone). The Congress approved two new members of the AC Russia Council: Konstantin Zyryanov (Executive Director of ACI Russia) and Vladimir Borisov (Absolut Bank).

 

Gold sponsors of the Congress were the companies NEX EBS, Thomson Reuters, Moscow Stock Exchange, INTL FCStone.

Silver - Integral, Sucden Financial.

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