AK&M Information Agency is a leading independent
provider of Russian real time political, economic, financial and stock market news and
comprehensive information on Russian Capital Markets.
AK&M company was founded in
December 1990 and at first was specialized mainly in rendering consulting services in
developing business-plans, feasibility studies and issue prospectuses. In 1992 AK&M
targeted its efforts on collecting data and rendering information services on Russian
securities and financial markets. For 2 years AK&M was the only source of information
on Russian stock market and later became the leading Russian stock market data provider.
The company efforts to ensure information transparency and disclosure, without doubt,
considerably affected the development of civilized securities market in
In summer 1993 the specialists of the
company developed the Database AK&M - List “Russian Stock Market”, which
immediately became an essential tool for all participants of the securities market. Now
the 5th version of AK&M - List data base, unique in data coverage,
extensiveness of history (since 1993) and data quality, features in user friendly way
- more than 3500 Russian public companies - detailed
information, history of corporate actions and dividends, production figures and balance
sheets, shareholders' meetings results and annual reports
- over 800 professional stock market participants
– banks, investment companies and broker / dealers
- OTC market - more than 12000 quotations daily
- exchange market - information from more than 10
- state and municipal bond trading
- daily market turnover
- Russian and world stock indices, exchange rates,
- Promissory Notes market - quotations from more
than 300 operators
- stock market news - reports from AK&M own
correspondents, as well as digests from more than 20 Moscow and 80 regional publications
In September 1993, AK&M started calculation
of three stock indices – AK&M composite, industrial and bank indices, which became to use
widely Russian stock market benchmarks.
In 1994, nine industrial sectors
indices were added to AK&M family of stock indices, followed by AK&M –2 (second
tier stocks) index in October 1997 and AK&M ADR index in November 1997 featuring
Russian companies ADRs prices performance at international markets.
Since December 1994, AK&M has
been taking quarterly polls of stock market specialists in order to make an accurate
rating of Russian public companies, as well as of registrars (register-holders and
depositories) and broker / dealer companies. AK&M rating publishes quarterly and enables
to better evaluate market opportunities and to find reliable partners.
In November 1996 the Promissory
Notes market rating methodology was developed and implemented in quarterly promissory
notes market participants ratings.
In 1994 AK&M analytical
center was set up and a weekly edition of the bulletin Stock market of Russian Privatized
Companies was launched. Detailed information and analytical research on stock market
performance and the current economic state of five sectors of the Russian economy includes overall economic review of the
sectors, analysis of the leading companies, digest of industry news, grouped by the company,
analysis and predictions for the stock market of the sector. “Russian Economy Sectors:
Production, Finances, Securities” greatly improved and enhanced bulletin succeeded the
former one in September 1998.
«Who is Who at Russian Stock
Market» is an annual directory that was published in 1995 for the first time contains hard copy comprehensive data
on Russian stock market participants – public companies, investment companies,
exchanges, state and public organizations and other entities as well as the data on more than
4000 specialists working in this sphere.
In May 1996 AK&M begun the publication of the Bulletin “Mergers
and Acquisitions Market” bulletin publishing was launched. The bulletin contains
announcements on proposals for sale of large and controlling stakes in various companies
and detailed information on the companies to be sold - authorized capital, requisites,
financial position, stock issues, current situation.
In the beginning of 1995
AK&M started collecting corporate news on the Russian companies listed in AK&M - List
Database. AK&M creates its own correspondents network and concentrates on developing
comprehensive timely newswire on the Russian financial markets, economy and politics.
At present AK&M News
On-line news service features in real time more than 200 news reports a day covering:
- political news;
- macro economic news;
- official and regulatory news;
- Russian financial and stock market news;
- corporate news and company reports;
- news from investment companies;
- OTC and exchange markets monitor;
- up-to-the-minute interviews with Russian and
- news on Russian ADRs/GDRs;
- changes in legislation;
- summaries from Moscow and regional press;
- Russian and world stock indices.
As a result of the long and successful
work in information business, AK&M is a well-known, influential Information
Agency, a leading provider of real time key political, economic and financial news and
Russian securities market data. AK&M information and analytical services are used by
more than 2000 customers among which are the Russian President’s Administration, State Duma,
RF Ministry of Finance, Russian Central Bank, Russian Federal Property Fund, Ministry of
economy, Ministry of Fuel and Power, Ministry of State Property, Federal Commission for
the Securities Market, central and regional mass media, Russian and foreign information
agencies, all large Russian industrial and investment companies, broker / dealer
companies, banks, industrial enterprises. We help our customers be always informed of all
key events in politics and economy.