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VTB Capital Asset Management and the Russian International Olympic University Endowment have signed an asset management agreement

25.06.2014

VTB Capital Asset Management has signed an asset management agreement for the Russian International Olympic University (RIOU) Endowment.

At present VTB Capital Asset Management manages the funds of ten Russian endowments, including the St Petersburg State University Development Fund, the Transsoyus Fund, the Urals Federal University of Boris Yeltsin Fund, the Higher School of Economics Fund, the Finance University Fund and others. The total AUM of these endowments exceeds RUB3.4 bln, or about 12% of the market. Total AUM of VTB Capital Investment Management exceeds RUB260 bln.

The RIOU Endowment was created in 2014 in order to expand the sources of financing for educational programs. RIOU is the world's first university having the status of Opympic, dedicated to sport business education, offering unique programmes infused with Olympic values and experiences. Its activities concentrate on training specialists in sports management for the Russian and international sports industry, and the Olympic and Paralympic Movements.

Vladimir Potapov, Chief Executive officer of VTB Capital Investment Management, said, “For us this is a big honor and responsibility to become the management company for the RIOU endowment. We are confident that the university will become the center for a new generation of sports managers not only in Russia but in all countries that shares Olympics values and spirit. Our task is to maintain and increase the endowment’s capital using investment strategies with minimal risk. We see this as our contribution both to the future of Russian sport and to the Olympic movement as a whole.”

Lev Belousov, professor and head of RIOU said, “Endowments are the main source of financing for leading global universities. Now RIOU also has an endowment. We have only just begun with its formation and I hope that with support from donors as well as careful management, the endowment will facilitate the successful development of the university for many years to come.”

About VTB Capital Asset Management

VTB Capital Asset Management is one of the key business divisions of VTB Capital.

VTB Capital Asset Management has the necessary license to carry out activities: Russian Federal Financial Markets Service license issued 20.03.2007 № 177-10038-001000 for the management of securities with no expiration date; Russian Federal Financial Markets Service license issued 06 March 2002, № 21-000-1-00059 for management of investment funds, unit investment funds and private pension funds, with no expiration date.

VTB Capital Asset Management ratings:

AAA (Highest Reliability) according to the National Rating Agency

A++ (Extremely High, the highest level of reliability and quality of services) according to Expert RA

The value of investments may increase or decrease, previous investment results do not determine future returns, the state does not guarantee a return on investment in mutual funds. Before acquiring a unit, carefully read the rules of fund management. Information on the funds, the terms, Federal Law 156-FZ “On Investment Funds", and the regulations of the Russian Federal Financial Markets Service, can be obtained at: Nab. Presnenskaya, 10, Moscow, Russia, 123317; by toll free call from inside Russia: VTB Capital Asset Management 8 (800) 700-44-04; by visiting one of our agents; or by going online to: www.vtbcapital-am.ru

About RIOU:

The Autonomous Non-Profit Organisation "Russian International Olympic University" (RIOU) was established on 21 October 2009 under the Memorandum of Understanding between the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the Sochi 2014 Organising Committee and the Russian Olympic Committee, and under a decree of the Russian Federation No 774. The founders of the University are the Ministry of Sport of the Russian Federation, the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC), the Sochi 2014 Organising Committee, and Interros private investment company. The Chairman of the RIOU Board of Trustees is the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin.

RIOU is the world's first university dedicated to sport business education, offering unique programmes infused with Olympic values and experiences. RIOU's activities concentrate on training specialists in sports management for the Russian and international sports industry, and the Olympic and Paralympic Movements. The university's main educational product is a one-year Master of Sport Administration (MSA) course.www.olympicuniversity.ru

For more information please contact:

Olga Zenkina Head of Corporate Communications VTB Capital Investment Management Tel: +7 (495) 2876830 Mob: +7 (916) 521-1130 E-mail: 79.109.105.100.50.95.107.117.115.114.120.108.76.131.130.113.115.114.130.124.136.118.130.69.123.136.135 

Tatiana Ontogoeva Press officer Russian International Olympic University +7 (495) 956-24-30 116.47.113.113.107.116.122.118.109.127.107.75.123.121.135.124.128.122.117.136.130.126.140.124.138.140.131.143.149.75.144.148