National Settlement Depository (NSD), Russia's central securities depository, has opened a beneficiary depository account for Russian Federal Agency for State Property Management (Rosimushchestvo).
The account will be used by Rosimushchestvo for conducting a placement of OJSC ALROSA shares owned by the state, and in future – for record keeping of rights for securities and for conducting operations associated with placement of shares of major Russian companies in line with the federal property privatization plan.
National Settlement Depository (NSD) is the central securities depository of the Russian Federation, a part of the Moscow Exchange Group. NSD was founded on 27 June 1996.
NSD is Russia's national numbering agency and the substitute numbering agency for the CIS, authorized to assign the international ISIN and CFI codes. The international rating agency Thomas Murray has assigned NSD an AA- rating as a central securities depository. Total value of assets on deposit with NSD amounted to RUB20.4 trillion as of 30 September 2013.
The status of central securities depository was assigned to NSD by the Russian Federal Financial Markets Service’s order #12-2761/PZ-I dated 6 November 2012.
NSD holds professional securities market participant license #177-12042-000100 for depository operations issued by the Russian Federal Financial Markets Service on 19 February 2009, license #3294 for bank operations issued by the Central Bank of the Russian Federation on 26 July 2012 and license #077-00004-000010 for the clearing activities issued by the Russian Federal Financial Markets Service on 20 December 2012.
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Russian Federal Agency for State Property Management (Rosimushchestvo) is an authorized federal executive body responsible for privatization and acting as a property owner (including as an owner of shares) in the sphere of the Russian Federation’s property management (excluding cases when, in accordance with the Russian legislation, these powers are exercised by other federal executive bodies).