A press conference held by Alpari senior management on January 29, 2014, saw the release of the 2013 key performance indicators for Russia and the CIS.
The last year was one of the most successful in the history of Alpari. In 2013, the average monthly turnover from trading hit 131.2 bln USD, with revenue of 66.5 USD for every 1 mln USD of turnover. The average monthly volume of transactions in 2013 amounted to 7.2 mln, an increase of 75% over the year, and the number of trading accounts topped 1.08 mln. Currently, Alpari remains the only Forex broker in Russia to release their internal figures.
"The numbers speak for themselves", said Boris Shilov, CEO of Alpari. "The company didn’t simply improve on last year’s figures, throughout the year we consistently overturned our own previous records. I would like to point out that this isn’t simply good fortune, it is the clear result of the huge amount of work which we completed during the year. The continual improvement in our trading environment, the introduction of new accounts and services to the market and the constant improvement in existing financial products are the reasons for the success of the company".
Alpari has been actively working to increase the transparency in the Forex market in Russia for a number of years. Thanks to the cooperation with government authorities and the regulating body CRFIN, of which Alpari is a member, the Russian parliament passed a first draft of legislation which will introduce important changes into the current financial regulations. These initiatives should bring the Russian Forex market segment up to international levels of transparency and openness. Likewise, in 2013 Alpari joined The Financial Commission, an international organization whose primary purpose is to better resolve financial disputes in the global currency market, and the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA).
The Higher School of Trading began broadcasting in 10 cities in Russia, and in the space of one year, has run more than 4,500 courses and seminars reaching an audience of 175,000 both online and in person.
Alpari has always given importance to the social responsibilities of the business. While profit may be the main goal of the company, it is far from the only pursuit. In 2013, Alpari became a sponsor of the Russian national biathlon team, one of Russia’s signature winter sports. In chess, with the support of Alpari, the young Russian grandmaster Sergey Karjakin cemented his position in the global ratings in a series of brilliant victories. Sergey can now take his place amongst the chess elite in competition for the world crown. In the nearest future, we also plan on sponsoring UEFA Cup and UEFA Super Cup holders, and many time national champions, FC Zenith Saint Petersburg.