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Number of individual investors on Moscow Exchange up 3.5 times over year

03.02.2021

The number of active private investors on the Moscow Exchange soared 3.5 times over the year. In January 2021, 1.5 million people made transactions, up from 425,000 people in January 2020, according to a statement issued by the trading site.

In particular, the number of individuals with brokerage accounts at the Moscow Exchange increased by about 7% in January 2021 and reached 9.4 million.

In total private investors invested 28.5 bln rubles ($375 mln) in shares on the Moscow Exchange, 50 billion rubles ($658 mln) in bonds and 14.3 billion rubles ($188 mln) in exchange-traded funds.

In January 2021, private investors accounted for 41% in the structure of trading in shares, 17.4% in bonds trading, 14.3% on the spot currency market and 44.3% in the derivatives market.

Corporate bonds accounted for 85% of all investments in debt securities, federal bonds - for 9% (8.7% were OFZ and 0.3% - regional bonds), Eurobonds - for 6%.

The value of the net assets of exchange-traded funds traded on the Moscow Stock Exchange amounted to 162.6 billion rubles ($2.1 billion) in January. There are 56 exchange-traded funds available to investors.

The most popular securities in the portfolios of individual investors include shares of Gazprom (19%), Sberbank (common - 14.2% and preferred shares - 8%), Norilsk Nickel (11.6%), Lukoil (9.7% ) and Aeroflot (8.8%). Foreign securities include Alibaba Group Holding (20.7%), Tesla (19.6%), Apple (13.2%) and Boeing (10.2%).

The top 5 exchange-traded funds at the end of January included: investment fund in the US IT sector - FXIT (18.9%), in gold - FXGD (15.2%), in US stocks - FXUS (14.7%), China stocks - FXCN (13.4%), and Russian stocks, bonds, cash and gold - TRUR (10.3%).

IIA statistics

At the end of January, the number of individual investment accounts (IIA) reached 3.6 million. The turnover on the IIA amounted to 149.5 bln rubles ($1.9 bln). The turnover structure is the following: 83.5% - transactions with shares, 8.2% - with bonds, 8.2 % - with exchange-traded funds.

Most of IIA were opened by clients of Sberbank (1.8 million accounts), Tinkoff Bank (643,000 accounts) and VTB Bank (539,500 accounts).

As for brokerage companies, most of the IIA were opened by clients of BCS (174,500 accounts), Opening Broker (more than 109,000 accounts), Finam (73,000 accounts), among management companies - clients of Sberbank Asset Management (245,100 accounts), Alfa-Capital (48,800 accounts) and the group of the UK Region (35,100 accounts).

Geographically, Moscow (390,800), Moscow region (213,900) and St. Petersburg (163,700) remain the leading regions for the number of opened IIA. They are followed by the Sverdlovsk region (118,100 accounts), the republic of Bashkortostan (115,500 accounts) and the Krasnodar region (101,800 accounts).

Source: TASS



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