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ACI Russia Congress 2021 (17-й Съезд ACI Russia)
May 19, 2020

ACI Russia Congress for the second year was held in a hybrid format, combining live communication and presentations at the Ararat Park Hyatt hotel Moscow with online speakers and broadcast in the Internet. About 100 people attended the live event, while 25 more participants, including foreign ones, watched the ACI Russia Congress broadcast. The Golden sponsor of the Congress was MOEX, Silver sponsor was Metallinvestbank, and online sponsor - Refinitiv.

The speakers at the Congress were: ACI FMA Board Chairman Bruno Langfritz, President of ACI Russia, Head of FX&MM, Metallinvestbank Sergey Romanchuk, Director of the Bank of Russia's Department for Countering Misconduct Valery Lyakh, Managing Director for Sales and Business Development, Board Member, Moscow Exchange Igor Marich, ACI Board member & ACI FXC Chair, Head of Market Structure & Innovation ING Bank Stephane Malrait, Member of GFXC, Head of FX & Commodities, FICC Markets, SEB Svante Hedin, and Anna Senina, Central Bank Relations Manager, Refinitiv.

Valery Lyakh spoke about the work that the Bank of Russia has done in signing the Global Foreign Exchange Market Code and the work of the Joint Council of the Foreign Exchange Market SRO NFA and ACI Russia and recommended to commercial banks for signing. The participants of the first panel discussed the latest consultation reports of the Global Foreign Exchange Market Committee, highlighting the most important points of the ongoing consultation related to the three-year revision of the Code.

In the second panel, Igor Marich shared current market trends at Moscow Exchange and outlined plans for the launch of new products and services. Anna Senina talked about market conditions and the transformation of Refinitiv products. Selim Agarzaev shared his thoughts on the development of the money and debt securities market.

The event ended with a friendly cocktail.

ACI Russia eFX Summit 2020

October 20, 2020
On October 20, 2020 the Lotte Hotel in Moscow hosted the third international conference on electronic trading on the FX market. Due to epidemiological security reasons, the number of guests in the hotel was limited and the event was held in a "hybrid" format: the hall and the exhibition were visited by 120 people, 206 unique users were connected to the video broadcast on the Internet. Some of the speakers of the conference were connected to the audience online through video communications.

The conference program included interviews with Igor Marich, Member of the Management Board, Managing Director of Sales and Business Development of the Moscow Exchange, and David Mercer, CEO of LMAX Group, as well as with Jeremy Smart, head of distribution of XTX Markets, the largest liquidity provider on the international FX market according to Euromoney's survey. The summit was attended by Guy Debelle, Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia, Chairman of the Global FX Committee and Valery Lyakh, Head of the Department for Countering Misconduct of the Central Bank of Russia.

There were 10 panel discussions on the ongoing changes in the market, the role of central banks in market functioning, the construction of trading platforms, post-trade, algorithmic trading, integration of trading platforms into the treasury systems of corporations, derivative financial instruments, the use of modern methods of data science, models for determining the "fair" rate of the ruble and the prospects for the market of crypto assets and digital ruble.

ACI Russia Congress 2020 (16-й Съезд ACI Russia)
August 17, 2020

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


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

April 29, 2020
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.

ACI Russia summed up the year and named the winners of the FX&MM achievements and innovations contest
December 13, 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 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.

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

October 16, 2019
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.
Dealer's Day 2019 - Cafe Mechta
August 16, 2019
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.

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

May 14, 2019
On May 14, 2019, the St. Regis Nikolskaya Hotel hosted the ACI Russia Congress, which was attended by about 200 people. The report and election General Meeting of ACI Russia was held, the Deputy Director of the Department for Combating Unfair Practices of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation, Roman Mukhlynov, spoke about the main innovations in legislation on countering the misuse of insider information and market manipulation and answered questions from the audience, and a panel discussion "Current problems of the development of the foreign exchange market: the latest trends and modern technologies" was held.

The panel discussion was attended by Viktor Dragoev (EBS/CME Group), Igor Marich (Moscow Exchange), and Anton Kenyakin (Raiffeisenbank). The participants discussed the features of different ways of executing transactions in the foreign exchange market: on the exchange and interbank market, with placing orders in the central order book, execution indicating the full amount of interest in one transaction; ways of developing matching platforms - with increased speed or vice versa - with the introduction of delays in placing new orders; new exchange and OTC products and services.

During the official part, interaction with the audience took place through a special mobile interactive platform, where electronic voting was also conducted in the elections to the governing bodies (with personal identification for ACI Russia members). 5 candidates were nominated for the three proposed seats, but the 3rd place was divided between two candidates - they received an equal number of votes, and therefore 4 new members appeared in the Council!
For the next year (2019-2020), in addition to the current members, the following members were elected to the ACI Russia Board: Kirill Vychuzhanin (Alfa-Bank), Evgeny Glushan (InfraONE), Aliya Zubkova (Otkritie), Anna Senina (Refinitiv).

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

The Congress was sponsored by the following companies: EBS/CME Group, Moscow Exchange and Raiffeisenbank.
ACI Russia New Year & Xmas Party 2018-2019
December 14, 2018
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.

ACI Russia eFX Summit 2018

November 20, 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
ACI Russia celebrated Dealer's Day on the date of 20th anniversary of the Russian default
August 16, 2018
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.

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

June 18, 2018
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.
Master class "How to become a good investment analyst"? by Alexandr Kudrin
June 14, 2018
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.

ACI Russia Congress 2018

May 18, 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.