The best investors in Russia: how to get into the elite club
Investing is a way to obtain legal income from… spending money. Of course, most of the big investors are in Europe and America, but there are also many talented people in the Russian Federation who are great at making money in such a difficult way..
Let’s try to understand how the best investors in Russia were able to acquire this honorary status. We will also make a collective portrait of a modern investor, because these people are more and more every year.
Is the Russian investor getting younger?
According to the results of a study by the Levada Center analysis center, investors who have entered the market in the last 12 months are much younger than more experienced peers who have been investing money for three or more years. And the “green” newcomers are even younger than the previous ones – the age of these people does not exceed 24 years. At the same time, they are already almost 20%. And especially in the market of novice players from 25 to 34 years old, around 46%. The number of investors over 45 years of age is close to 41%.
Why is the market getting younger? Experts call the main reason the relative simplicity of the entry processes, that is, the appearance of new brokerage instruments. Among them, younger players choose bank brokerage services and self-employment, while their older colleagues prefer professional ones, that is, management companies.
And there are more women in this elite club, almost 3 times. This fact indicates a greater awareness of the population and a desire to participate in the expansion of their investment package.
But it should be noted that independent decisions are more often made by men – 75% of them and only 66% of women. The fairer sex prefers to seek help from experienced investors, as well as consult financial gurus. Only then are they ready to invest.
Today, new players enter the market with relatively modest money – up to ₽100,000 or up to ₽1 million. Only investors with solid experience often invest more than a million. At the same time, they all plan to increase their portfolios.
How to explain the strong influx of newcomers?
The main motives of all those who began to invest their money remain two points: high profits and the preservation of their savings. And the longer the duration of the investment, the more often many players will try not only to save money, but also to increase it. This is especially important in the context of a financial situation that is not the most stable in the country. Many simply save for retirement so they don’t have to rely on government minimum payments in old age. Others seek to receive passive income here and now.
Investors who are just beginning to understand the market and have limited capital say that deposits have become something of a hobby for them. It is worth noting that many beginners rely on quick profits from investments, but are instantly convinced of the fallacy of this thesis. Very soon comes the understanding of the need for a careful selection of assets for the investment portfolio and their distribution in risky or risk-free instruments.
How not to make a mistake with the choice of a broker?
Have you decided to enter the rating of the best investors in Russia? To do this, you need to learn how to invest your money properly and consciously. And first of all, choose a reliable broker. This is what to do:
- check the license of a professional market participant, for example, on the central bank’s website.
- Study the broker’s ratings – check and evaluate their positions in the market, the most important of which are the volume of trading transactions and the number of open client accounts. Naturally, the higher the broker’s position, the better.
- investment requirements. Each broker has its own commission bar and account opening. This information must be obtained in advance so that it does not become a “surprise” later.
- Additional options. It is also important that the broker has a mobile application, constant technical support that can solve problems instantly. Of course, the ability to conclude an agreement with an online broker is also important. Today it is not very convenient to visit a broker in the office for various reasons.
It should be noted: judging by the statistics, the most popular investment brokers with which novice players can open an account are:
TOP-5 best investors in Russia
Most of the country’s stock market players can hardly be considered investors in the classic interpretation of this term. This is due to the fact that many of them have large holdings in the largest industrial companies that have undergone major transformations since the collapse of the Soviet Union. However, among them it is possible to single out investors who invest money in foreign companies.
Alekperov and oil are practically the same. The investor himself says the same: “I grew up in the oil field.” Not surprisingly, his work has been associated with oil and gas organizations throughout his life. After the collapse of the USSR, it was he who became the chairman of the Lukoil oil company.
This Russian investor made millions in the 90s of the last century, but he was not a public figure then. There are several companies in which Timchenko has shares. These are Transoil, Stroytransgaz, Sibur, Novatek. It is also actively investing in agriculture in the Krasnodar Territory.
His fortune grew and was strengthened by national investments in oil and aluminum. Much later, Vekselberg began to invest in foreign companies, for example, in Swiss Sulzer, Schmolz + Bickenbach, Oerlikon.
This is what the businessman himself says: “Wealth is a criterion for the social success of a person, a reflection of his abilities, partly luck».
The billionaire made an impressive fortune after the collapse of the USSR, when the process of privatization of industrial enterprises was in full swing. Then he associated with Vladimir Potanin. In 2007, Prokhorov became the owner of Onexim, and later bought a basketball club in the United States and became interested in investing in modern technologies. Prokhorov says: “Business should not be easy.”
Rybolovlev became a billionaire as a result of the privatization of the mineral fertilizer manufacturer Uralkali. Now he is not among its owners – the company was sold for $ 5 billion to Suleiman Kerimov. At the moment, Dmitry is an active investor in real estate in different countries. Rybolovlev is sure that “big companies are a state affair, especially if they are in private hands.”
And we just have to remember the important principle of investing: the result of investing money directly depends on us. The main thing is desire and perseverance, because even the best Russian investors once started almost from scratch.