On September 2 during the Eastern Economic Forum, a new investment system Voskhod, joint project of the Far East Development Fund (FEDF) and the NP RTS Association has been presented. Yury Trutnev, Russian Deputy Prime Minister and Presidential Envoy to the Far Eastern Federal District has attended the official ceremony started with the traditional exchange bell clam.
The first Issuer of the stock exchange bonds of 100 mln rubles placed on the Voskhod system became LLC Aviaterminal, a subsidiary of JSC Khabarovsk Airport, the main operator on the ground-based activity of the Khabarovsk Novy International Airport. The new instrument will attract funding for the project on reconstruction of the existing international passenger terminal in the airport of Khabarovsk. Within the debut placement, the number of applications has been exceeded the planned volume of the order book by 43 mln rubles.
The Voskhod investment system is a high-speed, easy-to-use, user-friendly platform for issuers and investors. Conclusion of transactions is carried out in a few clicks with computers and mobile devices. This investment system is designed for share and debt capital attracting to the dynamically developing companies and the Far East projects, including the projects to be implemented on the territories of accelerated social and economic development and the Free Port of Vladivostok. The Voskhod investment system combines the unique regional expertise of the FEDF and provides the investors with an access to the Far East prospective projects, approved by the government.
Yury Trutnev, Russian Deputy Prime Minister and Presidential Envoy to the Far Eastern Federal District, has congratulated the participants of the pilot placement and called to fill the Voskhod investment system with new good projects, considering a significant number of such projects in the Far East.
“The start-up of the new trading platform is an important milestone in the history of Far East and Russian financial market development. In just one day, we have received the investors’ applications amounting to more than 140 mln rubles from 33 cities of Russia without any advertising. This is not a large amount but it is authoritative precedent for the private savings market of 23 trillion rubles. As a state fund, we are interested in this platform which will allow the Far East companies to enter the capital market, sixteenth of these companies have already applied for the placement”, said Alexei Chekunkov, CEO of the Far East and Baikal Region Development Fund.
“The official start of the Voskhod investment system is the first and important step toward financial services improvement and availability and active involvement of the Far East population into the investment process. The Far East has all possibilities to become a regional financial center. We plan to develop the system instruments, options, and actively engage new partners from countries of the Asia-Pacific region as well”, said Roman Gorunov, President of NP RTS Association. BKS Finance Group and Freedom Finance Investment Company became the first partners of NP RTS in the project implementation.
We are interested to take advantages of this financial resource, focused mainly on the attraction of venture capital to the Far East and Baikal Region. We have placed bonds on this investment site and get experience in attraction of financial resources by issuing on “simplified” conditions within a short time – preparation took just about two weeks. The best way to understand a new market supply is to try it in practice and elaborate the proposed mechanism and we did it”, commented on the placement results Konstantin Basyuk, Chairman of the Board of Directors of JSC Khabarovsk Airport.