19 December 2008Alfa-Bank comments on the downgrading of the long-term counterparty credit rating by the agency Standard & Poor’s — Moscow, Russia
Standard & Poor’s lowered the long-term counterparty credit rating on Alfa-Bank to ’BB-’ from ’BB’ and its Russia national scale rating to ’ruAA-’ from ’ruAA’
19 December 2008Alfa-Direct clients can now trade Eurobonds and ADRs —
The advantage of this new service is that investors do not need to enter into any agreements with foreign parties and transfer foreign currency to overseas accounts.
02 December 2008Alfa-Bank buys a controlling stake in Severnaya Kazna — Moscow, Russia
In cooperation with the Russian Central Bank and the State Agency for Deposit Insurance, Alfa-Bank will work to strengthen Severnaya Kaznas position in the Urals banking market.
19 November 2008Alfa-Bank to Participate in State Support of Pension Savings Program — Moscow, Russia
The bank is now able to offer its customers the opportunity to take part in the state co-financing system of additional contribution to the cumulative part of work pensions.
12 November 2008Alfa-Bank’s Clients Donated Million Rubles to the Life-Line Fund — Moscow, Russia
On November 12, the total sum of the charity donations made by Alfa-Bank’s clients to the Life-Line Fund for saving the life of critically ill children topped one million rubles.
05 November 2008Alfa-Bank Conference: «The Russian Banking Sector: Meeting the Global Challenge» —
Representatives of the business structure spoke about the latest trends in the banking sector and presented their forecasts of future developments. During roundtable discussions and briefings journalists were able to put questions to the speakers.
01 November 2008Johann Jonah Elected Chairman of the Board of Directors at Alfa–Bank — Moscow
On this post Mr. Jonah will preside at activity of the Board of Directors, hell be responsible for working out and realisation of Alfa-Bank strategy on the Russian and international financial markets.
22 October 2008Prime Minister Vladimir Putin visits Alfa-Bank — Novosibirsk, Russia
It was Mr. Putin’s first visit to a branch of a private Russian bank. Mr. Putin met Alfa-Bank’s President Petr Aven and the Bank’s top management representatives.
17 October 2008Viktor Shkipin appointed Head of Alfa-Banks Marketing Department — Moscow, Russia
Mr. Shkipin was Product Development Director for Retail at Alfa-Bank, and in the near future he will oversee both operations.
13 October 2008Alfa-Bank and the Said Business School at Oxford University have announced that the 2008 Alfa-Bank Award for Excellence in Foreign Investment in Russia has gone to Intel — Moscow, Russia
The Award honors foreign firms that successfully conduct business in Russia, while at the same time contributing to a broader improvement in Russias business culture and society as a whole.
07 October 2008Russian President Dmitry Medvedev Meets Alfa Group Chairman Mikhail Fridman — Moscow, Russia
President Medvedev and Mr. Fridman talked about the potential consolidation of Russian financial institutions.
25 September 2008Prime Minister Vladimir Putin Meets Alfa-Bank President Petr Aven to Discuss Financial Market Situation — Moscow, Russia
Mr Aven updated Prime Minister Putin on Alfa-Banks development, and in particular on the implementation of a number of investments projects both in Russia and abroad.
25 September 2008Vision Solutions Customer Alfa-Bank Honored for IT Innovation — Moscow, Russia
Exclusive innovation awards delivered to creative users of technology solutions at COMMON Europe Conference
24 September 2008Alfa-Bank Announcement on DPR Notes Series 2006-A, B, and C and 2007-A and B issued by Alfa Diversified Payment Rights Finance Company S. A. under its Secured Debt Issuance Program — Moscow, Russia
Alfa-Bank announces that Standard & Poors (“S&P”) has assigned a BBB- (BBB minus) rating to Alfa Diversified Payment Rights Company S. A.
24 September 2008Alfa-Bank to Finance Acquisition of 100% Stake in Ikarbus AD (Serbia) — Moscow, Russia
In September, Alfa-Bank finalized a deal to extend long-term loans to Avtodetalservis OJSC to the amount of ˆ13 mln.
22 September 2008Alfa-Bank announces financial results for the First Half 2008 — Moscow, Russia
During the first six months of 2008 Alfa-Banking Group demonstrated significant growth of its total assets to USD 28.9 billion, up 27.3% from USD 22.7 billion at the end of 2007.
15 September 2008Alfa-Banks customers to make charitable donations to the Life Line Charity free of charge — Moscow, Russia
As of September 2008, Alfa-Banks customers will be able to make charitable donations to the “Life Line” charitable support program for seriously ill children.
09 September 2008Johann Jonach appointed CEO of Alfa-Banking Group — Moscow, Russia
Alfa-Bank has announced the appointment of Johann Jonach as CEO of Alfa-Banking Group. The Group incorporates five banks: in Russia, Ukraine, the Netherlands, Kazakhstan and Belarus.
04 September 2008Alfa-Bank — Best Customer Experience Index — Russia, Moscow
The survey analyzed five areas contributing to customer experience: brand identification, marketing strategy efficiency, how comfortable customers felt in the banks branches, products and services offered and how focused the bank is on the customer.
03 September 2008Alfa-Bank is honored with Elite Quality Recognition Award — Moscow, Russia
19 August 2008Global Finance Names Alfa-Bank the Worlds Best Internet Banks in Central & Eastern Europe 2008 — New York, USA
Global Finance has announced the First Round winners in the “Worlds Best Internet Banks” competition in Central & Eastern Europe.
18 August 2008Alfa Bank Equity Research website expands its geographical coverage — Kazakhstan and Ukraine
The Alfa-Bank Equity Research website, which previously was limited to companies in Russia, now offers two new sections covering Kazakhstan and Ukraine.
12 August 2008The Alfa-Bank will finance the solar industry component production project — Moscow, Russia
The Alfa-Bank is authorized to act as arranger for the Nitol Solar operated project of semicrystalline silicon production in Russia.
12 August 2008Vision Solutions Customer Alfa-Bank Honored for IT Innovation — Irvine, USA
Exclusive innovation awards delivered to creative users of technology solutions at COMMON Europe Conference
17 July 2008Alfa-Bank Launches Factoring Financing Program — Moscow, Russia
Alfa-Bank offers factoring financing against the assignment of a monetary claim.
14 July 2008Euromoney recognizes Alfa-Bank as Best Bank in Russia for 2nd year in a row — Moscow, Russia
Martin Born, Euromoneys director for Russia and the CIS, presented the award to Petr Aven, President of Alfa-Bank, on July 14.
03 July 2008Alfa-Bank Analysts Nominated Among Best Equity Analysts of 2007 — Moscow, Russia
In a recent survey by RBC Rating, Alfa-Bank analysts were ranked among the best in their field in almost all categories.
26 June 2008On-Line Press Conference of PR Director Leonid Ignat “The Concept NEXT of the Financial Style of the 21st Century” on Alfa-Banks Website — Moscow, Russia
At the conference Leonid Ignat answered the questions regarding the promotion of brands and banking services and spoke about the advanced methods of promotion of VIP services, the strategy of the work with regional mass media and the top managements approach to the dialog with journalists.
05 June 2008Alfa-Bank and Alfa-Bank Capital Ukraine host the Fifth Ukrainian Investment Forum — Kiev, Ukraine
Every year the forum is attended by business leaders and prominent political figures, including the largest portfolio investors.
22 May 2008Alfa-Bank comments on Moodys press release related to the DPR Notes issued by Alfa DPR Finance Company S. A. (Series 2006-A, Series 2006-B, Series 2006-C, Series 2007-A and Series 2007-B (the “DPR Notes”)) — New York, USA
On 22 May 2008, Moodys Investors Service, Inc. (“Moodys”) issued a Global Credit Research Announcement (the “GCRA”) to indicate that Moodys will be reviewing potential amendments (to be proposed by Alfa-Bank) to the structure of the DPR Notes/DPR Programme (the “Structural Amendments”).
07 May 2008Alumni Event of the Alfa Fellowship Programme — Washington, USA
More than fifty Alfa Fellowship programme Fellows, alumni, and friends gathered on the evening of May 7 to celebrate the second annual Alfa Fellowship Alumni Event.
07 May 2008Russian Federation Minister of foreign affairs to the participants of Alfa Fellowship Program — Washington, USA
29 April 2008Alfa-Bank announces financial results for 2007 — Moscow, Russia
In the reporting period Alfa-Banking Group recorded strong growth of its total assets to US$ 22.7 billion. Net profit after tax grew by 33.2% to US$ 253.5 million.
28 April 2008Confidence in the Future! — Moscow, Russia
Alfa-Bank is proud to announce the launch of the Equity Research section of its corporate website www.alfabank.com/research.
23 April 2008Alfa Banks A-Club branch in Barvikha, Moscow, will host an exclusive exhibition of paintings from Sothebys — Moscow, Russia
There will be more than 30 unique works of contemporary art on display, including works by Andy Warhol, Jeff Koons, Damien Hirst, Richard Prince, Takashi Murakami, Eric Bulatov and others.
14 April 2008Alfa-Banks senior analyst Konstantin Batunin will hold an Internet conference “Stagnation of oil production in Russia as an impetus to change the industry tax!” — Moscow, Russia
On 17 April, Thursday, from 17.00 to 18.00 hrs (Moscow time) an online conference will be held on the Banks intranet portal.
09 April 2008Global Finance has named Alfa-Bank the Best Bank in three categories, in its ranking “Russias best banks and companies 2008” — New York, USA
The rankings will be published in an exclusive survey in the June 2008 issue. The winners will be honored at an awards ceremony in London on April 21st.
07 April 2008Global Finance names the worlds best emerging market banks in Central and Eastern Europe 2008 — New York, USA
Global Finance editors-with input from industry analysts, corporate executives and banking consultants-selected the best emerging market bank in the region and in 21 countries.
02 April 2008Alfa-Banks senior analyst Alexander Kornilov will hold an Internet conference “Closing Stage of the Electric Power Industry Reform: What to Look At?” — Moscow, Russia
On 3 April 2008, from 16.00 to 17.00 hrs (Moscow time) an online conference will be held on the Banks intranet portal (Alfa-Direct).
25 March 2008Alfa-Bank arranges first-ever placement of exchange-traded bonds, a new financial instrument in Russia —
The bonds for RBC Information Systems were successfully placed on March 25, 2008 on the MICEX Stock Exchange.
21 March 2008Alfa-Banks analysts: mortgage lending will mature in the regions — Moscow, Russia
We believe that the demand for mortgage will grow thanks to the regions as the Moscow prices are unreasonably high.
20 March 2008The SME lending market will see its volumes more than double by the year 2010 and reach $80-90 billion — Moscow, Russia
In the next two years growth rates in the local SME lending sector will reach 70-100% per year.
18 March 2008We welcome you to join us on Alfa-Banks web site for the Internet conference «SME Lending: The Next Big Thing in Banking Services?» — Moscow, Russia
On March 19, 2008, Alfa-Banks web site will be hosting an Internet conference with Csaba Zentai, the banks director for the development of SME corporate business.
11 March 2008The Alfa-Bank Annual Summit in the Alps — Gstaad, Switzerland
Alfa-Bank held its fourth Summit in the Alps, on March 7-8.
05 March 2008Alfa-Banks senior analyst Angelika Henkel will hold a conference “Life after Elections: Future Development of the Russian Equity Market” — Moscow, Russia
On 7 March 2008, at 12.00 hrs Alfa-Bank presents an on-line conference “Life after Elections”.
21 February 2008Chairman of the Executive Board and Acting CEO of Alfa-Bank Rushan Khvesyuk Voted Businessman of the Year 2007 — Moscow, Russia
This title is given to the Banks top manager for his achievements in the development and implementation of innovation technologies, and for his successful efforts in the efficient development of the banking network.
13 February 2008Alfa-Bank receives Super Brand Award for the third time — Moscow, Russia
The Bank was named as the leader in two categories in consumer and inter-corporate business.
13 February 2008Alfa-Bank made 4.5 bn RUR Auto Loans under GM Finance Program — Moscow, Russia
Alfa-Bank and General Motors CIS announced first-year results of their joint program on auto lending GM Finance.
05 February 2008Alfa-Bank starts providing clearing and settlement services in the wholesale electric power market — Moscow, Russia
Alfa-Bank became the provider of clearing and settlement services to the electric power wholesale market participants in different price zones as an authorized lending agency.
04 February 2008Global Finance names Alfa-Bank Best Bank in Russia for 2008 in the Category: Trade Finance — New York, USA
Global Finance editors with input from industry analysts, corporate executives and technology experts selected the best trade finance provider in 57 countries or regions.
01 February 2008Alfa-Bank promotes Petr Smida to head its Board of Directors — Moscow, Russia
In his new role, Smida will coordinate the activities of Board of Directors in setting the overall strategic direction of the bank.
29 January 2008Transneft Alfa-Bank Dispute Resolved — Moscow, Russia
OJSC “AK Transneft” and OJSC “Alfa-Bank” have announced the resolution of their disagreement related to the transfer of Transneft funds to OJSC “Sberbank”.