Russian Direct Investment Fund and JBIC set up a Russia-Japan Investment Fund

Press release, 16.12.2016

Tokyo, 16 December 2016 – The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) which sets out the agreement to establish a Russia-Japan Investment Fund (RJIF). RJIF will seek and realise attractive investment projects to promote economic, trade and investment cooperation between Japan and Russia.

Under the MoU, RDIF and JBIC have agreed that each of them will invest $500 million for the joint investments through RJIF and a joint investment framework. The signing ceremony took place today in the presence of the Russian President Vladimir Putin and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as part of the official visit of Mr. Putin to Japan.

Kirill Dmitriev, CEO of the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), noted:

“The Russia-Japan Investment Fund has received broad support from the Russian and Japanese authorities and is intended to become a key mechanism for investment cooperation between our countries. The creation of the fund will accelerate the implementation of joint projects and bring the work of RDIF and JBIC to a new level. It will likely operate as an independent structure and its first deals are expected in the coming year.”

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Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) was established in 2011 to make equity co-investments, primarily in Russia, alongside reputable international financial and strategic investors. RDIF acts as a catalyst for direct investment in the Russian economy. RDIF’s management company is based in Moscow. Further information can be found at

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Russian Direct Investment Fund
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