|Interfax Group has been publishing authoritative analytical reports on banks and insurance companies under the Interfax-100 brand for more than 15 years. Interfax Group also provides sector surveys, company analysis and market research to clients worldwide.
Interfax provides individual and corporate clients with comprehensive research and analytical support. The agency will compile and analyze information, to any required level of detail, on the development of specific markets and companies in Russia and other CIS countries, as well as Central European and Central Asian countries.
Interfax combines the advantages of the best financial data and news databases with excellent access to market players and an experienced analytical team.
Asset Management Quality Assessment
Interfax has developed methodology based on the best international practices to conduct thorough assessments of asset management quality. The methodology employs Interfax databases of fundamental characteristics of issuers, market data, and the database of asset manager reports.
Interfax's comprehensive reports help to provide an insight into the investment process, risk management, corporate structure and other important factors that influence investor's choice.
Regional Investment Reports
Interfax – Center of Economic Analysis (Interfax-CEA) provides regular reviews of the investment climate in the Russian regions. The report provides investors with information about how to do business in the region; assistance in finding the right contacts; identifying investment opportunities and evaluating unique regional factors and government policies.
The Interfax Center for Economic Analysis web-site can be found at www.russianeconomy.ru (only in Russian language)
Interfax - Corporate News Agency's (Interfax-CNA's) product range includes Market Surveys published on a regular basis. The surveys give in-depth analysis of key Russian sectors and industries (oil and gas, ferrous metals, non-ferrous metals, gold, coal, retail market, construction, building materials, woodworking, pulp and paper, agriculture, automotive, seaports, rail and air transport, mineral fertilizers, telecommunications etc.) as well as the activity of major Russian holdings and alliances. Interfax-CNA's research products are widely recognized as an unbiased information source.
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Financial Market Surveys
Interfax analyzes the economies of Russia and other countries of the former Soviet Union, as well as their financial markets, banks and insurance companies. It publishes ratings and the weekly analytical reports "Banking and Finance" and "Central Asia and Caucasus Business Report." Interfax also issues financial and stock market forecasts and compiles analytical surveys for the Interfax Group's industry publications.
The Center for Economic Analysis is one of the most authoritative structures assigning rankings to economic entities in Russia. All the rankings are consolidated into an integral product line organized using an innovative approach and released under the Interfax-100 brand. The following rankings are issued regularly:
Interfax-100 Analytical and Statistical Survey of the Banking System
Published on a quarterly basis since 1995 in Russian and English. Contains analysis and forecasting of the main trends in Russia's banking sector.
More than 20 tables provide the key indicators for banks in the Russian Federation as at the reporting dates: January 1, April 1, July 1 and October 1. The indicators include banks' asset structure, liabilities, earnings and expenditures, the changes from the start of the year, short-term interbank loans, quality indexes. Credit portfolio diversity and compliance with prudential regulations such as capital ratios and liquidity.
Interfax-100 Analytical and Statistical Survey of the Insurance Sector
Published twice yearly since 1999. Contains analysis of over 150 of the largest insurance companies in Russia, the current situation on the Russian insurance market and the main market trends.
The survey consists of two parts: more than 50 pages of analytical commentary and 45 statistical tables.
The analytical commentary contains:
- Analysis of the macroeconomic situation in Russia
- Analysis of the regulatory framework of the Russian insurance market
- Discussion of market leaders in various segments of the Russian insurance market
- Analysis of changes in the premium structure of the largest Russian insurers
- Analysis of the structure of assets and liabilities, as well as earnings and expenditure of Russia's largest insurers
- Analysis of new trends in the development of the insurance market in Russia
The statistical part of the report includes the following:
- Structure and changes in assets and liabilities
- Changes in the structure of investments, receivables and the share of reinsurers in insurance reserves
- Changes in the structure of capital, liabilities, insurance reserves and payables
- Changes in the structure of earnings and expenses
- Actual available assets, available assets in compliance with regulations and solvency ratio
- Liquidity ratios, loss in insurance transactions, profitability
- Premiums and payments, as well as the level of payments on various forms of insurance
Interfax-1000. CIS Banking System
The Interfax Center for Economic Analysis (Interfax-CEA) has launched the publication of a new series of analytical and statistical surveys under the Interfax-1000 brand, which for the first time enables a comparison of all major banks in Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and other CIS countries in terms of asset value and other financial indicators.
The survey contains key business indicators of commercial banks in 10 CIS countries: Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Moldova.
The indicators include assets, capital, credit portfolio and funds raised according to financial statements compiled according to the national standards of 1,000 CIS banks as at the reporting date of the survey.
The survey is highly representative, as it covers over 60% of all banks operating in CIS countries. It also contains a brief description of the banking systems in the 10 CIS countries.
The survey is published in Russian and in English biannually as of July 1 (first-half results) and January 1 (annual results).
Interfax-1000. CIS Insurance Companies
The Interfax-1000: CIS Insurance Companies analytical and statistical survey provides key parameters of insurance companies’ operations in eight countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States: Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia and Uzbekistan.
It offers the reader information about premium collection and insurance payouts by 1,000 CIS insurance companies for the periods under review. Representation is sufficiently high, as more than half of the insurance companies active on the CIS market are listed. The survey has a brief description of the insurance systems common in countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States.
The survey is published twice a year and offers information as at July 1 (results for the first half of the year) and January 1 (results of the second half).
Moody's Interfax Rating Agency
Moody's Interfax Rating Agency specializes in the assessment of credit risks in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States, including the assessment of the creditworthiness and liabilities of financial institutions, regional administrations and non-financial enterprises.
Moody's Interfax Rating Agency assigns national scale ratings, which accurately reflect the degree of risk and are not limited by the sovereign ratings of states.
Moody's Interfax Rating Agency published ratings