A socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of international conventions, congress, exhibitions, business, social and sporting, public, and cultural events.

The Roscongress Foundation is a socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of international conventions; exhibitions; and business, public, sporting, and cultural events. It was established in pursuance of a decision by the President of the Russian Federation.

The Foundation was established in 2007 with the aim of facilitating the development of Russia’s economic potential, promoting its national interests, and strengthening the country’s image. One of the roles of the Foundation is to comprehensively evaluate, analyse, and cover issues on the Russian and global economic agendas. It also offers administrative services, provides promotional support for business projects and attracting investment, and helps foster social entrepreneurship and charitable initiatives.

Each year, the Foundation’s events draw participants from 208 countries and territories, with more than 15,000 media representatives working on-site at Roscongress’ various venues. The Foundation benefits from analytical and professional expertise provided by 5000 people working in Russia and abroad. In addition, it works in close cooperation with 133 economic partners; industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions; and financial, trade, and business associations from 70 countries worldwide.

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Key Session "Investment Tools: What Works?"
10 September 2020

Approach to investing today can and should be creative — the market offers a wide range of tools for private investors, which become a worthy alternative to the usual purchase for rent. Among this variety there are already traditional, although not widely used, mutual funds or portfolio investments, as well as quite new for Russia REIT-foundations, as well as fundamentally new types of investments as a block and cryptocurrency, which can also diversify your investment portfolio, along with real estate. How to mix an investment cocktail according to your own recipe, reduce risks and get maximum benefit, the experts of the session will discuss.

Topics for discussion:

  • Real estate investment trusts (REIT funds)
    — types of funds and markets in which they operate
    — starting amounts and entry rules, dividends and frequency of their payments, tax rates, profitability
    — purchase via an exchange in Russia
  • Assessing the MC fund as the main reason for the reliability of investments- ZPIFs are for members only.
    — which investors are eligible for closed-end funds?
    — profitability and risks, optimal entry amount
    — major Russian closed-end funds and the logic of fund selection
    — market development prospects, including in connection with the transition to project financing
  • Investment portfolio — how to diversify risks?
    — from real estate to securities: create an optimal portfolio
    — investment strategy, management, exit from investment
    — consultant selection
  • Alternative investments: Blockchain and cryptocurrency.
    — not only Bitcoin is the world’s crypto industry, the money that makes money.
    — practices and risks of investing in cryptocurrency
    — Blockchain — the euphoria has passed the instrument. Prospects for investments in Russia and in the world. Legal base
  • Crowfunding platforms — yes or no? Are there any examples of successful real estate investments⁠

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