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Roscongress Foundation and National Rating Agency (NRA) conclude cooperation agreement

6 July 2020
Фонд Росконгресс и Национальное рейтинговое агентство (НРА) заключили соглашение о сотрудничестве

The long-term and mutually beneficial cooperation between the partner organizations will be aimed at realizing the investment and business potential of constituent entities of the Russian Federation, as well as the development of the Investment Platform of Russian Regions

The Investment Platform of Russian Regions project is implemented by the Roscongress Foundation and its investment platform, Fund RC-Investments. Its aim is to create a space to attract investment for constituent entities of the Russian Federation and implement prospective business projects within those regions. As one of the leading independent rating agencies in Russia, the National Rating Agency has a wide set of analytical skills in terms of evaluating and creating strategies to improve the investment attractiveness of constituent entities of the Russian Federation.

“Helping to improve the investment situation in constituent entities is key to ensuring economic development. The growth in gross regional product and increase in capacity is proof that Russian regions have considerable investment potential. It’s important to present with business community with up-to-date analytical information on the investment opportunities and projects within constituent entities. To that end, we’re joining forces with the National Rating Agency,” said Alexander Stuglev, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of the Roscongress Foundation.

Publishing and updating the investment attractiveness rating of Russian regions, developing their investment strategies, preparing analytical reviews, organizing events to award regions for their achievements and running topic-specific roundtables are just some of the activities which the Roscongress Foundation and the National Rating Agency are set to collaborate on.

“The objective of the agreement that has been signed is strategic,” said Managing Director for Development Projects of the National Rating Agency, Viktor Chetverikov. “This partnership with the Foundation, in particular, is intended to boost work across the board with a view to increasing the visibility of Russian regions. The National Rating Agency will also provide assistance in developing joint research and analytical projects to enhance Russia’s investment potential and improve the business climate.”

“Realizing the investment potential of constituent entities of the Russian Federation is crucial to the work of the Roscongress Foundation’s investment platform. We’ve created a unique ecosystem which combines regional interests, project instigators and investors. Working with the National Rating Agency will build on the opportunities that the Investment Platform of Russian Regions is creating,” said Alexander Shatirov, Director of the RC-Investments Foundation.