The Russian direct investment Fund (RDIF), founded by VEB, will become an independent structure, it will be transferred to Rosimushchestvo. About this “Vedomosti” citing two people close to VEB, and a high-ranking official.
According to the newspaper, the bill, which will regulate the activities of the Fund, is ready and this week will be submitted to the state Duma. “VEB is almost in the verge of bankruptcy, although the risk is already lower, and rfpi — efficient company; they should not drown together,” the official said. He noted that the Fund has become a much more successful project than the web. This, he said, is connected with built-in protection from lobbyists — required the participation of co-investors interested in profit.
Close to VEB told the people that the office of the Fund is part of a major restructuring of state-owned companies. In addition, the official said, avoiding VEB can help to remove the sanctions from the Foundation, which came under them, as the “daughter” of the Corporation. The interlocutors of the newspaper did not rule out that under VEB’s will and others, such as Export Agency (Exiar).
Representatives of the RDIF and VEB comment “Vedomosti” refused. The U.S. Treasury on the request is not answered.
On February 26, the new head of Vnesheconombank was appointed Sergey Gorkov. Prior to that, he served as Deputy Chairman of the management Board of Sberbank. The resignation of the previous head of VEB Vladimir Dmitriev expected as part of the reform of Vnesheconombank.
As noted by “Vedomosti”, the team Gor has already prepared a rehabilitation plan of the Bank. It will be presented Tuesday to the Supervisory Board of the Corporation.