On 16th June an important event for business took place in Moscow at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs House of Reception: the awards ceremony for the prestigious Financial Elite of Russia, 2015. It is the eleventh time that the cream of Russian business, whose experience totals many years in the sphere of finance, came together to receive worthy awards for their exceptional work and ambassadorship throughout 2014.
Alpari, a prize-winning laureate in 2005, 2009–2011, 2013 and 2014, came out on top for the 7th time in the Grand Prix: FOREX Broker of the Year nomination. This award once again asserts Alpari’s stature as industry leader and affirms the company’s professionalism and faultless reputation. Today the Alpari brand operates in 22 countries of the world, offering its services to over one million clients from 150 different countries. The company’s clients have access to over 50 currency pairs as well as an extensive range of trading instruments.
The award was presented to Alpari by the president of the Russian Financial Consumer Protection Union, Igor Kostikov. Alpari member of the board, Vladislav Kovalchuk, accepted the laureate on behalf of the company. “Our industry is on the verge of some very big changes. Alpari, along with the self-regulated industry organization CRFIN, has put real effort into the revising of the Federal law which regulates the Russian segment of the over the counter Forex market. The law will come into effect on 1st October and in doing so will signify the dawn of a new era for the development of the Forex industry in Russia: bringing practices within the country toward those of commonly accepted global standards of transparency and openness,” remarked Vladislav Kovalchuk.
The prize-winning laureates for the other nominations included large financial companies such as Sberbank, VTB and Alfa Capital.
According to Interfax CEA, a research center which forms part of one of Russia’s leading news agencies, Interfax, Alpari has been the largest Forex broker in Russia by number of clients and by volume of trading operations throughout 2011 – 2014. In 2014, Alpari’s aggregated trading turnover in Russia and the CIS exceeded $1.2 trillion.