Alfa Capital Holdings (Cyprus) Limited is one of the biggest Cypriot Investment Firms providing investment services to global markets, with a focus on Russia and the CIS. 

The Company is owned by ABH Financial Limited and Joint Stock Company “ALFA-BANK” (AO “ALFA-BANK"), a subsidiary of ABH Financial Limited. On the 23rd of April 1996, the Company was incorporated in Cyprus with the registration number 78416, under the provisions of Cyprus Company Law. Since 2004, the Company has been licensed under the number 025/04 and is regulated by the Cyprus Securities Exchange Commission (“CySEC”). 

The company delivers highest standards of professionalism and devotion to its principles on the Moscow Exchange (MOEX) and the London Stock Exchange as well as global markets in a wide range of financial instruments to institutional clients and high-net-worth individuals.

Alfa-Forex is the Company’s well-renowned trading name and brand, providing services to retail and professional clients in a wide range of financial instruments primarily focused on the FX markets.

We provide the following investment and ancillary services:

Investment services

  • Reception and transmission of orders in relation to one or more financial instruments
  • Execution of orders on behalf of clients
  • Dealing on own account
  • Investment advice
  • Portfolio management
  • Underwriting of financial instruments and/or placing of financial instruments on a firm commitment basis
  • Placement of financial instruments without a firm commitment basis
Ancillary services
  • Safekeeping and administration of financial instruments for client accounts, including custodianship and related services
  • Granting credits or loans to execute a transaction in one or more financial instruments, where the firm granting the credit or loan is involved in the transaction
  • Advice to undertakings on capital structure, industrial strategy and related matters and advice and services relating to mergers and the purchase of undertakings
  • Foreign exchange services where these are connected to the provision of investment services
  • Investment research and financial analysis or other forms of general recommendation relating to transactions in financial instruments. 

The Group

Alfa Capital Holdings (Cyprus) Limited is a subsidiary of ABH Financial Ltd and part of “Alfa Banking Group”.

The Group comprises Alfa-Bank, the largest private bank in Russia in terms of total assets, total equity and customer accounts. The group has subsidiaries in Kazakhstan and the Netherlands and operates in all sectors of the financial markets. 

Our Clients and Business

Alfa Capital Holdings (Cyprus) Limited follows the pace of economic globalisation by expanding the provision of investment services to international markets.

A successful player on the Moscow Exchange (MOEX), since January 2005 our Branch, "Alfa Capital Markets London", has been providing a wide range of services to the London Stock Exchange.

Our Branch

Alfa Capital Markets is the FCA Registered London branch of Alfa Capital Holdings (Cyprus) Limited. The Branch has regulatory approval to arrange securities transactions to its clients and is one of the UK's leading investment banking businesses serving the Russian and CIS markets.

Alfa Capital Markets is an active player in the equity brokerage business, providing its wide international institutional client base with access to Russian and global corporates. The London-based operation was established in 2000, as Alfa Securities Ltd, and emerged as one of the UK’s first CIS-focused investment firms.

Simon Roache, the Chief Executive Officer, manages the team of top professionals in London. The London branch has regulatory approval from the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission to conduct the following activities in London under the supervision of the FCA:

Dealing in equities as agent (order-passer) and principal

Dealing on the London Stock Exchange

Undertaking corporate finance work and underwriting services

Providing investment advisory services

Regulatory information

The home state regulator of Alfa Capital Markets is the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission. In addition, the Financial Conduct Authority of the UK is the host state regulator and supervises the operations of the Branch in the UK market.

Alfa Capital Markets is registered with the FCA, firm reference number 416251.

Alfa Capital Markets is currently active in:

Equity Brokerage

We serve a wide range of institutional clients, and the brokerage  business serves as the hub of the operations in London.

Our branch offers prices in Russian and other CIS stocks, as well as being a key player in the GDR and ADR markets. Our structure allows us to pass orders to our Cyprus Head Office for execution.

Corporate Finance & Underwriting Services

We engage in capital raising projects for Russian/CIS corporates, which are interested in primary or secondary share offerings in the London market.

The Branch's Corporate Finance and Underwriting team participates in an advisory role, as well as in leading positions in the selling syndicates, with the Company acting as Underwriter.

Our Focus

The cornerstone of our policy is the individual approach to the needs and requirements of our clients. Our main objective is to provide each client with a full range of the most up-to-date investment products and services, by implementing the latest advances in the field of information technology. We rely on professionalism, a full knowledge and understanding of emerging markets as well as market conditions in order to satisfy the financial needs of our clients. The delivery of high investment returns for our clients means success for us.

The way we do Business

The execution of our obligations to clients helps to ensure our impeccable reputation. Our thorough monitoring and analysis of the markets allow us to efficiently prognosticate the economic and social shifts and to make the correct decisions for the future. We serve our clients conscientiously and promptly on the best terms and conditions. We constantly strive for self-improvement and innovation, looking for better ways and means to improve the performance and efficiency of the Company.

Our Success – Our Professionals

Investing in highly qualified personnel sets the foundation for success. That is why we are constantly enhancing our team of professionals, making ceaseless efforts to improve their knowledge and skills. We apply the theory of lifelong learning to give our staff every opportunity to improve and expand their professional knowledge.