Moscow Exchange (ОАО Московская Биржа) is the largest exchange group in Russia. Apart from trading equities and money markets, MOEX also operates Russia’s Central Securities Depository and the country’s largest clearing service provider. The stock exchange was funded in 2011. MOEX operates trading markets in equities, bonds, derivatives, FX, money markets and precious metals.

The CEO of Moscow Exchange is Alexander Afanasiev.

Moscow Exchange Blue Chip Index (ticker: RTSSTD)

Blue Chip Index is an indicator of the market of the most liquid stocks of Russian companies. The index was launched on April 23, 2009 with a base level of 6,285.76. MOEX Blue Chip index is calculated on the basis of the stocks of the 15 most liquid and capitalized issues of Russian stock market. The value is denominated in rubles.

Read more about MOEX Blue Chip Index.

MICEX 10 Index

MICEX 10 Index is an unweighted price index that constitues of the ten most liquid Russian stocks. All of them have to be listed on MICEX-RTS.

As of April 2012, the composition of the index is the following:

Company Ticker Sector
Sberbank SBERP Banking
Sberbank SBER Banking  
VTB VTBR Banking  
SeverStal CHMF Mining and steel metallurgy  
NorNickel GMKN Precious and non-ferrous metals  
Gazprom GAZP Oil & gas  
Lukoil LKOH Oil & gas  
Uralkaliy URKA Fertilizers  
Rosneft ROSN Oil & gas  
Rostelecom RTKM Telecommunication  

Source: MOEX.