ACRA is the biggest Russian authorized credit rating agency. ACRA operates in compliance with the latest regulatory requirements and best global practices.
The Agency’s main objective is to provide high-quality rating and analytical products to participants in financial markets on both the national and international levels.

ACRA was founded in 2015.
3 bln RUB
authorized capital
more than 300
ACRA’s clients
How ACRA Works
Managing conflicts of interest
Independence and objectivity
Loyalty and avoidance of harm to the client
Anti-corruption and anti-fraud
ACRA assigns credit ratings to a variety of issuers and issues
Banks and other financial institutions
Corporate sector organizations (including SMEs)
Regional and municipal authorities of the Russian Federation
Structured finance instruments
Sovereign issuers
Project finance issuers, instruments, and liabilities
issuer ratings
issue ratings

more than 60
companies receive unrated ACRA services
more than 1000
people were trained at ACRA trainings
ACRA’s branch in the AIFC (Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan) was officially opened and began operating in 2019. ACRA is the first rating agency to receive a license from the Astana Financial Services Authority. The Agency assigns credit ratings to all categories of issuers.
Today ACRA’s AIFC office is a regional rating and analytical hub which strives to provide high quality rating and research products to a wide range of investors across Eurasia. The office is headed by Askar Elemessov, who has extensive experience working in executive positions at investment firms and Kazakhstan’s largest banks. Previously he was Deputy Governor of the National Bank of Kazakhstan and the country’s Deputy Finance Ministry.

ACRA Risk Management — ACRA’s subsidiary providing non-rating services
ACRA Risk Management offers modeling and validation services, stress-testing, as well as preparation for analytical reports and research. The aim of setting up ACRA RM was to distinguish non-rating services from the rating services offered by ACRA in accordance with the best international practices and requirements of the Central Bank.
Management company services, accounting, reporting and information disclosure
A full range of services for corporate ESG transformation strategies, including auditing and drawing up relevant documents, ESG reports in compliance with GRI/SASB/IIRC standards, estimating carbon footprint, developing low-carbon strategies and industry-specific KPIs in the field of ESG
Developing PD, LGD, EAD models, "turnkey" scoring and predictive macro-regression models and related methodologies, consulting on the creation of corporate risk management systems
Validating IRB, IFRS9, stress test and other models used for risk assessment
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