NASDAQ OMX ARMENIA ANNOUNCED “BEST MEMBER AWARDS 2015” RESULTS 2016-03-10

 

On February 12, 2016, during a special ceremony held at NASDAQ OMX Armenia, winners of NASDAQ OMX Armenia Best Member Awards 2015 were announced. The Annual Ceremony was held for the 6th time in a row the aim of which was to award most active Members of the Exchange and, for already the second time, the Depository. According to 2015 results, the Exchange granted Awards for the following nominations: Armswissbank CJSC was recognized as the "Best Exchange Member in Corporate Securities Market." Among the best performers in corporate securities market were Armenbrok ojsc and Capital Investments CJSC. Araratbank ojsc was recognized as the "Best Exchange Member in Government Bonds Market," competing with the other nominees - Armswissbank cjsc and Ameriabank cjsc. Ardshinbank cjsc won the "Best Exchange Member in Foreign Currency Market," competing with the other nominees - Ameriabank cjsc and VTB Bank (Armenia) CJSC. "VTB Bank (Armenia)" was given the "Best Exchange Member in Credit Resources Market" award. The other nominees for the award were Converse Bank cjsc and Ardshinbank CJSC. Converse Bank CJSC was recognized as the "Best Exchange Member in repo/ swap transactions, competing with Ardshinbank cjsc and Acba-Credit Agricole Bank OJSC. The Grand Prix for the "Best Exchange Member 2015" was awarded to Armswissbank CJSC, competing with other nominees - Araratbank ojsc and VTB Bank (Armenia) CJSC. During the Ceremony Karen Sargsyan, trader of VTB BANK (Armenia) CJSC, was recognized as the "Best trading partner" for 2015. According to 2015 results, the Depository granted awards for the following nominations: Armenbrok OJSC became the "Best Account operator-Custodian of Depository system in Corporate Securities Market." The other nominees for this award were Armenian Development Bank ojsc and Capital Investments CJSC. Ameriabank CJSC became the "Best Account operator-Custodian of Depository system in Foreign securities Market," competing with the other nominees - Acba-Credit Agricole Bank cjsc and Armenian development bank OJSC. Armenbrok OJSC, was recognized as the "Best Account operator-Registry keeper of Depository system," competing with the other nominees - Ameriabank cjsc and Armswissbank CJSC. Armswissbank CJSC became the "Best Member of Stock Exchange Settlement System." The other nominees in the category were Ameriabank CJSC and Capital Investments CJSC. The Grand Prix for "Best Member In Unified System Of Securities Registration and Settlement" was awarded to "Armenbrok" OJSC. The other nominees for this award were Ameriabank CJSC and Armswissbank CJSC. Elmira Ghalumyan from Armenbrok OJSC became the "Best Performer In Unified System Of Securities Registration and Settlement." Others competing for this award were Elen Ghazaryan from Armenbrok ojsc and Lusine Davtyan from Armswissbank CJSC.

 

CENTRAL DEPOSITORY OF ARMENIA WELCOMED CONVERSE BANK, AMECONOMBANK, AND UNIBANK TO SECURITIES SETTLEMENT SYSTEM

In 2015, Converse Bank CJSC, ARMECONOMBANK OJSC, and UNIBANK OJSC became members of securities settlement system of Central Depository and, thus, were granted statuses of depository system account operator and regulated market settlement system member. As a result, the customers of these banks can easily reach services of "Central Depository of Armenia" OJSC (CDA), specifically the services related to registry keeping of joint-stock companies (Except Converse Bank) and securities safekeeping. To recall, in March 2013, the CDA launched a new business model of depository system in Armenia, according to which registry keeping of joint-stock companies and securities custody services will be provided to customers via account operators, investment companies and banks, which signed the relevant agreement with the CDA. For more information on NASDAQ OMX Armenia and Central Depository of Armenia, please, visit www.nasdaqomx.am.