Alfa-Bank, the banking business of Alfa Group, is Russia’s largest private commercial bank, headquartered in Moscow. Founded in 1990, Alfa-Banking Group offers a wide range of products and services in virtually all sectors of the financial market. As of September 1, 2009, the bank serves more than 55,000 corporate and 3.6 million retail clients through a branch network of 341 offices in Russia and globally. Alfa-Bank has subsidiaries in the USA, UK, and the Netherlands, as well as in Ukraine and Kazakhstan. Since 1994, Mr Petr Aven has served as the President of Alfa-Bank, responsible for the bank’s relations with corporate clients and governmental leaders. The bank has based its business on three main pillars: retail banking, corporate banking, and investment solutions and advisory.

Retail banking has always been the traditional and award-winning priority of Alfa-Bank. In 2004, Global Finance magazine tagged the bank “Russia’s Retail Bank of the Year”. The following year Alfa-Bank won the Best Launch award of Mastercard Worldwide. To its individual customers, the devoted officials of Alfa-Bank are pleased to offer the full set of retail banking services, including account management, money transfer, payment assistance, savings and deposits, consumer loans, insurance plans, mutual funds, and foreign exchange advisory, plus a wide range of tailored remote banking solutions such as a large network of ATMs, an internet banking channel (Alfa Click), and a phone banking service (Alfa Mobile). These remote banking solutions are well-complemented by direct telephone link with Alfa Consultant call centre, which is available 24/7.

Alfa-Bank is Russia’s largest private lender to the corporate clients, offering a loan portfolio which yields only to state-owned Sberbank, VTB, and Gazprombank. Along with market analyses and investment advisory, the corporate clients of Alfa-Bank may take advantage of a vast variety of trade and project financing services, brought through the bank’s cooperation with some of the world’s largest lenders. The corporate clients of Alfa-Bank, who trade their goods on the international markets, may use the bank’s export credit loans, offered in cooperation with export credit agencies such as Italy’s SACE, the German Euler Hermes, and the Swiss credit agency ERG. In the near future, Alfa Bank plans to develop a set of structured debt instruments such as syndicates, trade finance and leasing solutions, as well as a set of banking services for medium-sized enterprises. The bank’s corporate business is headed by Mr. Vladimir Tatarchuk, Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board.

Alfa Bank’s investment banking services include brokerage, equities franchise, securities trading and management, strategic advisory, mergers and acquisitions management, etc. Alfa-Bank’s Fixed Income Department offers a set of brokerage services such as margin trading debt buyback, structured products, and foreign exchange management and advisory. The bank’s international banking services include syndicated loans, currency clearing, and corporate financing.

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