Sberbank CIB, the corporate and investment banking business of Sberbank, held the conference Financial Institutions – Industry Innovations. The event was attended by managers of financial institutions that are Sberbank clients. Speakers of the conference included Senior Vice President of Sberbank and Head of Sberbank CIB Igor Bulantsev and Member of the Board, Senior Vice President of Sberbank and Co-Head of Sberbank CIB Alexander Bazarov, representatives of the Bank of Russia, VEB, ACRA, Association of Regional Banks of Russia, Fitch Ratings, major banks, private pension funds and insurance companies.
The participants of the event – around 200 financial industry professionals – discussed forecasts and prospects of the banking industry, and technological trends and their development. Sberbank presented its innovative platforms Sberbank FinLine and Sberbank Markets, new investment products, and its brokerage services.
The topics of other sessions and roundtables included Russia’s credit rating industry, digital access to global markets, current banking sector realities, challenges facing insurance and collective investment markets, new technological trends, and new opportunities for Sberbank’s payment system.
Sberbank is Russia’s largest bank and a leading global financial institution. Sberbank holds almost one third of aggregate Russian banking sector assets, it is the key lender to the national economy and the biggest deposit taker in Russia. The Central Bank of the Russian Federation is the founder and principal shareholder of Sberbank owning 50% of the Bank's authorized capital plus one voting share, with the remaining 50% held by domestic and international investors. Sberbank has more than 135 million individual customers and more than 1 million corporate clients in 22 countries. Sberbank has the largest distribution network in Russia with almost 17,000 branches, and its international operations include UK, US, CIS, Central and Eastern Europe, Turkey and other countries.
Author: Anna Dorozhkina