An ACRA representative Yuri Nogin, Director of the Financial Institutions Ratings Group, has been included in the Institutional Investor Asset Management Committee formed by the Russian National Association of Securities Market Participants (NAUFOR) on March 9, 2017.
Founded in 1996, NAUFOR is a self-regulatory organization pertaining to the following activities on the securities market: brokerage, dealer, trust management, depositary, joint-stock investment funds, as well as management of investment funds, mutual funds and private pension funds.
“Participating on the committee will provide an opportunity of getting the promptest possible feedback from professional collective investment market participants and infrastructure bodies on issues related to asset management methods and mechanisms, as well as to track potential legislation changes in order to align with current trends the methodologies used for assigning ratings to institutional investors,” comments Yuri Nogin. On March 13, 2017, ACRA unveiled on its website www.acra-ratings.ru the Draft Methodology for Credit Rating Assignment to Non-State Pension Funds Under the National Scale for the Russian Federation. The document is available in Russian in the “Methodology” section at https://www.acra-ratings.ru/criteria or via the direct link https://www.acra-ratings.ru/criteria/184.
The committee will work out and review proposals on improvement of institutional investor asset management, drafts of legislative and other regulatory acts, and other documents aimed at perfecting and enhancing the relevant legislation.
ACRA also continues to conduct regular credit analysis trainings and is currently offering enrollment into its April 19–20, 2017 course on credit analysis of banks and non-bank financial institutions. All participants will be issued certificates of completion. Cost is RUB 40,000 plus VAT per person. The full list of ACRA trainings is available at https://www.acra-ratings.ru/trainings. To sign up, please contact Irina Chikleeva via phone +7 (495) 139 0480, ext. 116, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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