At that time it was known as the Exchange "Saint-Petersburg". In order to organize securities trading, the Non-commercial Partnership Stock Exchange "Saint-Petersburg" was established on the platform of the Exchange "St. Petersburg" in April The futures and options market of the Saint-Petersburg Exchange SPB Exchange became the only derivative platform where futures and options obligations were not defaulted on during the financial crisis.
Sincethe FORTS has been consistently placed among the top ten futures and options markets in the world in terms of trading volume according to the Futures Industry Association rating. Transactions are concluded within the Russian legal framework and are settled in US dollars. The shares are held in a Russian depository SDC and can be transferred to any depository worldwide.
Inthe Saint-Petersburg Exchange SPB Exchange launched a mechanism to forts options market access to global liquidity for foreign securities and consequently began expanding the list of securities traded on the exchange.
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