SPB Exchange monthly report, October 2021

The value of foreign-securities transactions in main trading on SPB Exchange in October 2021 was USD 30.88 billion,1 up 15.28% from September (USD 26.79 billion) and up 79.16% from October 2020 (USD 17.24 billion). For 10 months of 2021, the trading volume amounted to USD 322.92 billion, up 192.46% from 10 months of 2020 (USD 110.42 billion).

The average daily trading volume involving foreign securities in October increased by 20.77% from September to USD 1.47 billion. Investors made 23.52 million transactions in main trading sessions in October.

The number of active investor accounts in October increased by 2.42% to 844.7 thousand (824.72 thousand in September). The number of accounts with positions in securities was 1.47 million, up 3.22% from September.

As of October 31, 16.04 million client accounts were admitted to trading on SPB Exchange, an increase of 8.54% from a month earlier (14.78 million in September). The number of unique customers was 10.95 million, 8.90% more than in September.

October trades involved 1,626 equities and depositary receipts of foreign issuers as well as 25 Eurobonds. The value of transactions in main trading involving Eurobonds in October was USD 4.11 million.

The leading foreign securities by trading volume in main trading sessions were the equities and depositary receipts of the following issuers: Tesla (SPB: TSLA, 9.35%2 of the total trading volume by value in October), Alibaba (SPB: BABA, 3.76%), Facebook (SPB: FB, 3.69%), Moderna (SPB: MRNA, 3.20%), Virgin Galactic (SPB: SPCE, 2.94%), Apple (SPB: AAPL, 2.26%), EQT Corporation (SPB: EQT, 1.99%), Amazon (SPB: AMZN, 1.83%), VipShop (SPB: VIPS, 1.72%), NVIDIA (SPB: NVDA, 1.33%).

The top 10 equities and depositary receipts of foreign issuers in investor portfolios in monetary terms as a percentage of the total volume at the end of October (average portfolio) were Alibaba (SPB: BABA, 5.69%), Apple (SPB: AAPL, 3.48%), Tesla (SPB: TSLA, 2.69%), Virgin Galactic (SPB: SPCE, 2.67%), Amazon (SPB: AMZN, 2.47%), Freedom Holding (SPB: FRHC, 2.19%), Facebook (SPB: FB, 1.92%), Boeing (SPB: BA, 1.79%), Microsoft (SPB: MSFT, 1.77%), Vipshop (SPB: VIPS, 1.66%).

The share of trading volume in securities from the list of indices3 approved by the Bank of Russia in the total trading volume (in main trading sessions) in October was 52.96%.

In October, 16.97% of the monthly trading volume took place between 10:00 and 16:30 Moscow time, while 1.79% of monthly trading took place between 7:00 and 10:00 Moscow time (100 equities and depositary receipts were available for investors during this trading period).

The five leading brokers by trading volume in October (in main trading sessions) were Tinkoff Bank, VTB Bank (PJSC), AO Alfa Bank, BCS Ltd., and IC Finam JSC.

About PJSC «SPB Exchange»


SPB Exchange is the leading exchange for international securities in the Russian financial market. SPB Exchange operates according to a B2B2C model, simultaneously focussing on retail investors and financial intermediaries as direct customers. SPB Exchange provides investment opportunities for Russian and international investors by offering a wide range of investment products, following best-execution principles and using smart order routing. Opening at 7 a.m. Moscow time, SPB Exchange’s proprietary technology platform provides 19-hour access to an expansive pool of investment products of international financial markets, tight spreads, and unique liquidity.

SPB Exchange’s trading hours cover trading sessions on international exchanges, including regular as well as pre-market and a significant part of post-market trading in the United States and Europe.

SPB Exchange Group includes the subsidiary operating companies MFB Clearing Center (JSC), which provides clearing services, and PJSC Best Efforts Bank, which acts as a settlement depository.


1 The value of transactions (in main trading) involving foreign securities, which includes equities and depositary receipts of foreign issuers with listings in the United States and Germany and on the LSE, is provided.
2 Percentages of equities and depositary receipts in the total trading volume (in main trading) on SPB Exchange for foreign securities in October 2021.
3 The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA), Nasdaq-100 (NDX), S&P 500 (SPX) and DAX 40.