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The Company has an effective system of financial risk management in place. Various bodies are responsible for managing and minimising financial risks. To achieve more effective financial risk management, Russian Railways has created a Risk Management Comittee.

The objectives of the Risk Management Comittee are to:

  • to take decisions regarding the financial risk management within its competence;
  • to promote consistent practice within the Company in respect of financial markets and the Company’s compliance with Russian laws governing the securities and financial markets;
  • to act as a decision-making body for the Company’s credit policy;
  • approves limits on financial investments and transactions, executed via professional financial market intermediaries, in order to reduce financial risk.

Russian Railways’ approach to risk management is based on diversification, done by the use of a range of risk management tools and contacting reputable counterparties, with the final objective of reducing the Company’s exposure to potential losses. Risk management policies do not permit the use of speculative risk management tools and restrict counterparty agreements to established high-quality partners.

Key Areas and Tools of Financial Risk Management

1. Credit risks
2. Market risks: foreign exchange, interest rate, price
3. Property risks, accountability before third parties, voluntary insurance
4. Liquidity risk