News and Reviews

Management company comment about ABLV open-end mutual funds in May

Riga, Latvia, June 7, 2016, 10:10 / Investments

In May, the global stock market was still in a consolidation phase which started in April. Given the absence of some notable events, the main capital market indexes fluctuated between 3-5%. At the beginning of the month, some players tried once again to test the validity of the expression ‘Sell in May and go away’, due to which many stock markets experienced the pressure from sellers in the first half of the month. However, wide range of investors did not support this ‘initiative’, which added to the market recovery by the end of the month.

VISA payment cards and other summer innovations

Riga, Latvia, June 3, 2016, 14:21 / Banking

VISA Gold and VISA Gold Business payment cards, accounting services in new jurisdictions, residence permits and change of tax residency — these are the main aims of product and service innovations, which have been implemented for our clients’ convenience.

ABLV Bank Equity Increased by EUR 38.2 Million

Riga, Latvia, June 3, 2016, 10:00 / Banking

Another issue of ABLV Bank shares has been successfully completed, under which there were 2 700 000 registered shares issued. Following this, the bank’s share capital is comprised of 34 470 000 ordinary voting shares and 3 530 000 employee shares without voting rights attached. The newly issued shares constitute 7.8% of the bank’s voting share capital.

ABLV Bank ended Q1 2016 with profit of EUR 21.5 million

Riga, Latvia, May 27, 2016, 12:48 / Banking

The results of Q1 evidence stable development of the bank and allow predicting that the objectives set for 2016 will be achieved. All the bank’s major performance indicators remain high, including capital adequacy and liquidity ratios.

Management company comment about ABLV open-end mutual funds in April

Riga, Latvia, May 9, 2016, 10:23 / Investments

In April, the global stock market took a little time off after quite good growth in March. Market participants again focused on the actions of central banks and corporate reports. Nothing specific was expected from the FRS or ECB, nevertheless, everybody was interested in the declamations of the heads of the central banks regarding the further monetary policy. The ECB highlighted the slight improvement of forecast of economic performance in the Eurozone and confirmed the will to use “all instruments”, if necessary, in order to achieve the target rate of inflation.

Sixth ABLV Bank bond issuance programme

Riga, Latvia, April 29, 2016, 14:31 / Investments

On 26 April, 2016, the Council of the Financial and Capital Market Commission approved registration of the Base Prospectus of ABLV Bank, AS, Sixth Bond Offer Programme, allowing the bank to perform public offering of debt securities amounting to EUR 400 million or equivalent amount in USD, pursuant to the particular final terms of public offer.

ABLV Represented in USA

Riga, Latvia, April 14, 2016, 10:29 / Advisory

With the purpose of acquiring new target regions and being closer to its business partners, ABLV Advisory Services, SIA, a member of ABLV Group, has opened an office in the USA, one of the biggest countries of the world financial system.

ABLV Bank Increases Share Capital

Riga, Latvia, April 8, 2016, 10:13 / Banking

The ordinary meeting of ABLV Bank, AS shareholders was held on 7 April 2016. At the meeting, the bank’s annual report and the consolidated report for 2015 were approved. Decisions were made on distribution of the bank’s profit for 2015, on increase of the bank’s share capital and approval of the terms of share capital increase, and on amendments to the bank’s Articles of Association. In addition, other matters included in the agenda were considered and related documents were reviewed.

Management company comment about ABLV open-end mutual funds in March

Riga, Latvia, April 6, 2016, 16:38 / Investments

In March, global financial markets demonstrated positive mood which emerged in the second half of the previous month. Support provided to the markets by the ECB and FRS eventually affected investors. On 10 March, during its meeting, the ECB lowered the refinancing rate from 0.05% to 0.00%, the deposit rate from -0.3% to -0.4%, the credit interest rate from 0.3% to 0.25%, as well as announced the expansion of the quantitative easing programme from EUR 60 to 80 billion per month including corporate bonds and new series of targeted long-term repo operations (TLTRO) for a term of 4 years.

About changes concerning ABLV mutual funds

Riga, Latvia, March 23, 2016, 11:40 / Banking

We would like to inform that amendments to several documents of ABLV mutual funds become effective on 23 March 2016.

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