Analytical Credit Rating Agency (ACRA) was founded on November 20, 2015. 27 shareholders of ACRA are major Russian corporates and financial institutions. Each founder’s share is equivalent to 3.7% of the authorized capital that in general amounted to more than RUB 3 bn. Ekaterina Trofimova, a former member of the Gazprombank’s Management Board, was elected as the CEO of ACRA. Besides the CEO, ACRA’s Board of Directors includes Karl Johansson (The Chairman of the Board of Directors, USA), Thomas Missong (Austria), Anouar Hassoune (Luxembourg), Vincent Truglia (USA).
The Agency is being created in accordance with the latest regulatory requirements and its main goal is to deliver high-quality rating products to the Russian financial market. After inclusion into the register of the Central Bank of Russia, the Agency plans to assign national scale credit ratings to such categories of entities as financial institutions, corporate sector companies, regional and municipal authorities of the Russian Federation as well as to the structured financial instruments.