The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) is a $10 billion fund established to make equity investments primarily in the Russian economy.

In all of its investments, the fund is uniquely mandated to secure co-investment that as a minimum matches its commitment – thus acting as a catalyst for direct investment into Russia.

RDIF has invested and committed for this purpose over RUB 760 billion, of which RDIF alone invested RUB 70 billion and over RUB 690 billion came from co-investors, partners and banks.

RDIF also attracted over $27 billion of foreign capital into the Russian economy through long-term strategic partnerships.

The fund was created in 2011 under the leadership of the President and Prime Minister of the Russian Federation and is managed by a highly qualified team of private equity investment professionals with broad international and Russian experience.

Fund mission

  • To act as a catalyst for foreign direct investment, talent and technologies into Russia by attracting leading international co-investment partners
 

Fund priority areas

  • Focus on market leaders
  • Growing middle class
  • Import substitution
  • Sectors where Russia has sustainable competitive advantage
  • Significant opportunities and growing demand for new infrastructure
  • Opportunities to radically increase efficiency of Russian producers

Fund
objectives

  • Act as a catalyst for FDI into the Russian economy
  • Maximize returns on investment
  • To contribute to economic modernization
  • To spur innovation and the exchange of ideas
  • To act transparently and exercise good stewardship of funds
 

Investment geography

  • Predominantly Russian Federation
  • Up to 20% of the Fund can be deployed outside of Russia