METROPOL Group of Companies
METROPOL Group of Companies is a major international
industrial investment Group with Russian capital. The Companies
within the Group operate in different spheres: stock market
trading, financial management and consulting, banking, real estate
investment, mining, industrial holdings, real estate markets and
METROPOL Group is represented on international markets of Europe and Asia and was one of the first Russian businesses that opened representative offices in Japan, Great Britain, France, China, Canada, Serbia, Montenegro, Democratic Republic of the Congo and on Cyprus. A new representative office is to be opened in Vietnam. The relations with business-partners on African and Latin American markets develop successfully.
It is the METROPOL International Financial Company, founded in 1995, that holds the main place within the Group. The Company operates on the largest Russian and international exchanges and provides consulting and investment services in different fields. The IFC is «ААА» rated (maximal reliability) by the National Rating Agency.
METROPOL ASSET MANAGEMENT Company was founded in 2002 in order to provide services to retail clients. The Company is among the top 20 asset management companies in terms of net assets of mutual funds managed. METROPOL ASSET MANAGEMENT was rated «АА» second level, very high reliability – by the National Rating Agency.
The OBIBANK Commercial Bank meets the demands of modern banking. It is a universal commercial bank that offers the whole range of financial services as well as complex support of major investment projects.
One of the priority areas of METROPOL GROUP activity is direct investment in the development of mining industry and creation of the world’s biggest industrial holding. In order to do that the MBC RESOURCES Company was founded. According to the international experts, the Company is one of the world’s leaders in zinc, lead and beryllium reserves. The EAST-SIBERIAN METALS Corporation was established in 2005 for the development and exploitation of the mines in Buryatia and the creation of industrial and social infrastructure in Zabaikalye region.
The Group also operates on real estate market through the METROPOL DEVELOPMENT Company founded in 2005. The METROPOL DEVELOPMENT Company is currently managing a number of investment-attractive real estate properties both in Russia and abroad. The overall floor area of objects under project or under construction is 2 million m². The METROPOLIYA Project (the construction of more than 1,5 million m² of commercial property) is also under the Company’s management. METROPOLIYA is being projected by NIKKEN SEKKEI – Japan’s major architectural and engineering company. The market value of the assets under the Company’s management is more than 1 billion US dollars.
The METROPOL Group of Companies also comprises:
- MBC LEASING – a dynamic company that operates on the market of leasing services since 2000;
- METROPOL-EXPRESS – a network of tourist agencies founded in 2001.
The METROPOL Group pays serious attention to charity and social activity. Among major charity projects realized under administrative and financial support of METROPOL are: the construction and restoration of Orthodox and Buddhist temples in Russia; the foundation of the Kyokushin-Kan Karate-Do Federation of Russia; an expedition project “A Flight to the Altitudes of the Planet”; the creation of the “Cruiser Varyag” Navy Charity Foundation and the inauguration of the monument to the legendary cruiser in Scotland. Special attention is paid to the ecological responsibility of business. The Group created the Foundation that contributes to the preservation of Baikal Lake and organized an International Scientific and Research Expedition «Mir» Submersibles on Baikal Lake» that allows to make research according to the Russian Academy of Sciences programme.
IFC METROPOL rated by the National Rating Agency
$ 30 600 000 000
The volume of transactions in shares carried out by IFC METROPOL in 2008
$ 1 000 000 000
Market value of the assets under METROPOL DEVELOPMENT management
2 000 000 m2
Overall area of real estate objects of METROPOL DEVELOPMENT both under projecting and under construction