Troika Dialog Group has become the winner of the Financial Olympus National Prize, with a number of awards it received in several nominations:
Thus, the experts and professional participants in the market registered the company's successes and professional achievements in its core lines of business, securities sales and trading, investment banking, and asset management.
The voting at the Expert Council of the Financial Olympus National Prize finished on 12 April 2007. The experts were asked to choose one of the three possible nominees proposed for a professional prize. The initial selection of the nominees had been based on the results of the National Finance Rating.
Established in 1994, the Financial Olympus National Prize is one of the oldest business prizes in Russia which marks annually the successes of companies and top managers on Russia's financial market. This highest financial award in the country is conferred on the basis of the annual results of the National Finance Rating (NFR), with expert assessments and public opinion also taken into account. The prizewinners' successful performance sets high standards that serve as guidelines for investors and customers. The Financial Olympus Prize is called upon to establish professional benchmarks for the companies operating on the market, to identify the best ones, to help make the market more transparent and the Russian financial institutions more attractive for investors, and also to assist ordinary customers of financial products and services in adjusting to this one of the most rapidly growing sectors of the economy. Sitting on the Expert Council of the National Finance Rating are: Mikhail G. Vinitskovskiy, Federal Service for Financial Monitoring (FSFM); Irina P. Goryacheva, Federal Public Statistics Service (Rosstat); Yelizaveta Yu. Boiko, Federal Service for Insurance Control (FSIC); Anna V. Cheryomushkina, NP Russian Trade System Stock Market; Vladimir Yu. Filin, Center of Regional and International Policies, Association Russia; Alexei N. Gerasyuk, Moscow Interbank Currency Stock Market (MMVB); Anton V. Kuzin, National Managers' League (NML); Konstantin J. Jimbinov, RBpartners Consulting Company; Roman V. Milovanov, Committee for Consumer Market Development, Commerce and Industry Chamber of the RF; Vladimir A. Slepov, G.V. Plekhanov Russian Academy of Economics; Yevgeniy V. Ilyinykh, KOFAS-ARB National Rating Agency; Edward S. Grebenshchikov, All-Russia Insurers Union (VSS).
Troika Dialog is a leading Russian independent investment bank founded in 1991. The company's core businesses include capital markets, investment banking services, asset management and private equity. Headquartered in Moscow, the Group has an extensive network of offices in Russia's 13 major cities, and also in New York, London, Kiev and Cyprus. Troika Dialog's trade turnover accounts for 45% of equity at Moscow's RTS stock exchange. We consistently maintain our lead in terms of ruble bond transaction volumes, with a market share of 25%. The company more than doubled its trade turnover in 2006 to over $160 billion. Total assets under management topped $3.9 billion. Troika Dialog remains a leader on the Russian investment banking market. Our Investment Banking division has an impressive track record in capital raising, M&A and restructuring advisory services for leading Russian and Western companies. Troika Dialog conducted 10 public offerings of Russian companies as a bookrunner in 2006, expanding investors’ ability to invest in the Russian economy. In 2007, Standard & Poor's Rating Services raised its long-term counterparty credit rating on Troika Dialog to 'BB-', and its Russia national scale rating - to 'ruAA-'. At the same time, Troika Dialog 'B' short-term rating was affirmed. Troika Dialog wins annually prestigious Russian and international prizes and awards. It has several times been recognized as the best company in various nominations by the National Association of Stock Market Participants, Global Finance, Thomson Extel, Institutional Investor, Euromoney and others.