International group RAEX (full name - International group of rating agencies «Expert RA») unites a number of rating agencies and analytical centers working in the majority of countries.
The group is active from 1997 and is represented in Russia, Kazakhstan, Belorussia, European Union and Hong Kong. The head office is located in Moscow. The group employs more then 200 people with excellent education received in the leading universities and great experience of carrying out research.
The work of this group received international certificate of ISO-9000 standard compliance from SGS company. All members of the group in their activities follow the principles of the IOSCO ethics code.
The group and its structures have official accreditation from the Central Bank and Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation, few dozens of professional associations, unions and stock exchanges. As a part of this accreditation the group is assigning sovereign ratings and ratings according to the international scale.
Rating agencies of the group are assigning credit ratings and their analogues to companies, financial institutions, countries and regions as well as to their securities. Besides classical credit ratings the agencies are also doing university ratings, rankings of medical facilities and etc. Also they are evaluating quality of services from companies in various spheres of economics. Rating lists of the agencies include around 1000 companies from 16 countries. The group is absolute leader by the number of ratings assigned on the territory of CIS countries.
Members of the group are also actively participating in research work (more than 100 public analytical reports are published annually) and are organizing conferences on the subjects of their work (around 30 conferences each year with annual participation of more than 7000 of people). All agencies in this group have access to unique databases accumulated over the past two decades as well as approved rating methodologies and best evaluation practices. The group ensures from its side the control of work quality of all group participants and makes sure that their activities do not have any conflicts of interests and all methodologies are applied correctly. Finally, all rating agencies in the group are independent in their operational activities. They are able to form independent judgments on the rating subjects and can make independent decisions. This provides multilateral and unbiased assessment.
Expert RA and its employees received more than 80 diplomas, awards and thank-you notes, including Financial Elite award for transparency increase at the financial market, Pension Fund of Russia diploma for objective industry coverage, Time of Innovation award for popularization of innovation activity, Golden Salamander award for high analytical quality at the insurance market and many others.