Защита прав инвесторов на фондовом рынке: современные вызовы
The article comprehensively considered the protection of the rights of investors in the securities market.
This paper presents results of an empirical study which explores Russian banks’ ratings by the econometric modeling method. The nexus was examined between ratings assigned by Moody’s, S&P and Fitch agencies in 2010-2013 years and banks’ financial indicators. Several hypotheses concerning the most promising ways to influence bank rating are tested. According to the research, (1) the most significant factors that reveal the tendency in assigning the rating by each agency during the whole tested period are total assets, liquidity and profitability. Besides, for different agencies’ ratings in some years significant factors are a sufficiency of the capital, activity of crediting of economy, quality of a credit portfolio; (2) The significance of the banks’ capital sufficiency, asset management policy (including liquidity) and profitability varies during the whole period. The impact of these indicators on ratings is higher during the periods following and (especially) previous to financial crises than in time of relative financial stability between crises when they have smaller impact on a rating; (3) financial policy pursued by the bank management can lead to the changes in its rating, at least for some agencies. However the same methods directed on the improvement of financial indicators will lead to the different results for different ratings’ changes. The specific efforts of management will appear more productive for increase of a rating of one agency, others will be less inclined to react to changes of financial performance of banks. The adequacy of obtained results is shown by means of juxtaposing with findings of other domestic and foreign authors.
The article deals with the legal institute of disclose of information on securities market from protection of investor’s rights point of view.
The article discusses a new Institute for Russian representative of bondholders (analogue of trustee). Analysis of legal relations arising between the representative of bondholders and the bondholders, as well as between the representative of bondholders and the issuer shows a serious conflict of interests.
The author analyzes new regulation of anti-corruption compliance under Russian law and application of these norms in Russian companies. He also gives general overview of main obligations of companies, requirements for the development of the Code of business ethics, Anti - corruption policy, main anti – corruption standards and procedures, the system of risk – assessment and identification of suspicious transactions. Obligations of companies under anti – money laundering law and under anti – corruption law are also analyzed in the article. Special attention is paid on administrative liability of companies.