Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are gradually supplanting all other types of funds in the financial market. Their rampant growth makes it simpler for millions of investors to enter markets. However, their expected dominance might have effects that are yet to be explored.
From 2022 on, Russian retail investors will be allowed to buy foreign exchange-traded funds (ETFs). This regulatory decision tackles several objectives, from making investments more balanced to encouraging competition among asset management companies.
New legislative requirements for communication with non-qualified investors are meant to enhance the protection of individuals in financial markets and increase market transparency by providing more comprehensive information about financial products to investors.
The Bank of Russia is taking over the administration of the RUONIA rate, a benchmark interest rate for Russia's monetary policy and public debt. This is a part of the global benchmark interest rate reform consequential to the global financial crisis.
In 2020 Russia will see the birth of investment platforms, which are financial organizations of a new type. Through them, individuals and companies can secure loans directly from investors. However, in the majority of countries they are not subject to financial regulation.