62 percent of private investors’ accounts in the Urals turned out to be dummies

According to the Bank of Russia, there are 115 private investors for every thousand Sverdlovsk residents, according to this indicator, the region is in the top 15 in the country. At the same time, only 43 people have funded brokerage accounts, that is, they have funds on them. 62 percent remain blank.

– This situation is typical for the whole country: in other regions the indicator ranges from 51 to 81 percent. This can be explained by the active promotion of their services by companies with a brokerage license, primarily banks. As a result, accounts are massively opened by clients who either do not have the funds to replenish them, or lack the knowledge to independently work on the stock exchange, explains the Ural State Administration of the Bank of Russia.

Now almost 480 thousand residents of the Middle Urals have brokerage accounts. Another 20 thousand are clients under trust management agreements. On average, a funded brokerage account has 971 thousand rubles, a trust account – 1.3 million rubles. The aggregate value of the assets of regional private investors in the stock market exceeds 200 billion rubles. According to statistics, in the first half of the year they were most interested in the shares of Russian issuers.

As a reminder, from October 1, 2021, testing of unqualified participants in the securities market is being introduced. Until that time, the Central Bank did not recommend selling complex financial products to them.

– Testing will allow citizens to assess their knowledge and the risks they take. If a person has not passed the test, then this is a reason for him to think about whether to acquire a tool, the risks of which are still not clear to him, or it is better to first get the necessary knowledge and experience with simpler financial products, – says Sergey Shapel, head of the department for supervision of professional market participants. securities of the Ural State Administration of the Bank of Russia.

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