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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Retail Investors as Stock Market Drivers
6 June 2019
11:00—12:15

Over the past few years the stock market has experienced a rapid inflow of retail investors. This is due to a number of factors: the development of technologies and emergence of clear and transparent services, increased financial literacy of the population, and lower interest rates on bank deposits. Last year, the Moscow Exchange saw a record inflow of retail clients. Alibaba’s money market fund, Yu’e Bao, is one of the biggest in the world. Robinhood, the company that provides retail investors with a clear and simple interface with the stock market, is among the highest-valued fin-tech start-ups in the world. Will retail investors become a catalyst for stock market development and what are the growth prospects for this segment? How can the qualitative growth of this segment be ensured and how can a balance be achieved between risks and profitability?

Date
06.06.2019
Forum
SPIEF
Started at
11:00—12:15
Conference hall
Pavilion F, conference hall F3
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