Our history

In 1999 a group of foreign and local investors consolidated efforts to resolve controversies with major shareholder of Yukos, the Russian oil company.

This initial coalition of institutional investors decided to establish Association which would advocate interests of the investment community promoting best practices of corporate governance in line with the interests of all beneficiaries of strong financial market in Russia. 
 
Since those times, API has had a successful track record of cooperation with the State, companies and major shareholders for the benefit of investors. Over the years, we played a key role in two of the largest reorganizations in the Russian markets – Telecom industry (state telecoms merged under umbrella of Rostelecom) and – Energy industry (spin off of RAO UES and its regional companies) – elected hundreds of independent directors onto the boards of public Russian companies, contributed to many successful stories of business developments and participated in many projects of high value capitalizations of Russian businesses. 

Unlike other organization in the corporate governance sphere in Russia, we are funded by our members. As a result, we are truly independent. As our track record shows API distinguishes by its untarnished reputation among market participants, the State and companies.
 
With every new member, we grow stronger. The more investors we represent, the more impact we can have in promotion of best practices in corporate governance and regulation of financial market. Consequently, every new member benefits the wisdom of others cherishingly collected by API. We invite you to consider joining our organization. You will be part of the best mechanism for representation` your investor interests that exists in Russia today.
 
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