UniCredit Bank GSS Russia

UniCredit Bank Global Securities Services Russia (GSS Russia) successfully serves its clients since 1996.

On April 25, 2003, the Federal Comission on the Securities Markets issued a license for custody activities, with no expiration date.

GSS Russia performs custody activities in accordance with «Terms and Conditions of Custody Operations.»


Effective from September 18, 2017 new version of Terms and Conditions of Custody Operations of AO UniCredit Bank comes into force.


GSS Russia is a unique combination of the experience of the oldest Russian bank (formerly the International Moscow Bank) with foreign participation and the modern European level of services provided by UniCredit Group.

Highly-qualified personnel, state-of-the-art reliable software, broad product range and flexible approach to each client make us one of the leading players in the market. Reliability and high level of services, knowledge of best international practices and professionalism of our team have been affirmed by the numerous awards granted to GSS Russia for many years.

GSS Russia guarantees the most attentive attitude when providing services to its clinets. Our clients are timely informed about all the changes in the market, while our membership in various industry organizations, associations and working groups allows GSS Russia to directly participate in the further development of the securities market infrastructure.

GSS Russia has accounts opened with NSD and Euroclear/Clearstream. Upon request of our clients, we also provide access to the CEE markets of presence of UniCredit Group GSS.


Contact information

Yuliya Umnova Head of Product Development and Relationship Management

Tel.: +7 495 232-5298

Mariam Sarkisyan Relationship Manager

Tel.: +7 495 258-7258, add. 3455

Daria Fadeeva Relationship Manager

Tel.: +7 499 272-2895

Custody services are provided on the basis instructions of authorized employees of the client including trustees. Instructions can be issued to the depositary in electronic format (SWIFT, telex, IMBlink) or, if electronic means of communications are not available to the client, in writing on paper. Issuing instructions by fax is only permitted under a special agreement between the depositary and the depositor, with subsequent provision of the originals in an agreed manner.

Instructions issued using SWIFT, telex or fax must contain a key agreed upon between the depositor and UniCredit Bank in advance. Orders on printed media must be signed by persons authorized by the depositor and bear a seal conforming to the signature and seal specimen provided by the client in advance via specimen signature and stamp card.

The depositor can confer powers of attorney over the securities which are held in safekeeping and/or the rights to which are accounted for in the depository to another person, who is a trustee of the custody account one of those who signed an agreement with the depositary. A trustee can be any person who holds a license as a professional participant in the securities market.

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Custody operations start at 9:00 a.m. and end at 5:30 p.m. (on Fridays and pre-holidays — at 4:00 p.m.). Instructions accepted from a clients during the course of the banking day are dealt with same day; those accepted after the end of the banking day are processed on the following banking day.

When making transactions on custody account, the Bank forwards the client within one banking day a report on these transactions, a statement on the custody account and any other relevant information requested by the client.

UniCredit Bank provides services for settlement and safe custody accounts for all corporate securities and fixed income instruments circulating in the Russian market.


Government Securities

In foreign currency:

  • MinFin bonds (OVGVZs)
  • eurobonds of the Russian Federation

In rubles:

  • Government short-term bonds (GKO/OFZ)


Non-Government Securities

  • corporate bonds
  • promissory notes
  • eurobonds of resident companies

Debt instruments issued by banks:

  • deposit certificates
  • promissory notes
  • bonds (including bonds issued by the Bank of Russia)

Share holding instruments:

  • shares issued by legal entities;
  • share holding certificates


Bonds issued by Constituent Members of the Russian Federation

  • municipal securities
  • sub-federal securities
  • eurobonds issued by constituent members of the Russian Federation and municipal entities of the Russian Federation
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