MOSCOW, 7 Apr – PRIME. The number of brokerage accounts of Russians may grow in the future to 74 million from the current about 11 million, that is, every economically active person will have them, this will be facilitated by the practice of banks to open such accounts both for the client to carry out some exchange transactions, and just in case According to the Deputy Chairman of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation Vladimir Chistyukhin. The further abroad are freezing and want more gas from Russia The number of private investors in the Russian stock market by the end of 2020 increased by 2.3 times and reached 9.9 million people, the Central Bank reported. Most of them had accounts with the Moscow Exchange – 8.8 million people, and this year the growth continued, and by the end of March the number of private investors on this exchange had already exceeded 11 million. The number of active investors is also growing – if in December 2019 at least one transaction on the Moscow Exchange was made by 392 thousand people, then in December 2020 – already 1.4 million, and in March 2021 – 1.8 million. “We have an economically active population – 74 million. I think that exactly as many brokerage accounts can be opened, well, at least, because a brokerage account is not some special feature, it is just a tool for carrying out certain operations, and taking into account the fact that, first of all, it is credit organizations that attract clients to open brokerage accounts and carry out some operations through them, “Chistyukhin said during his speech at the XI Exchange Forum. He suggested that every client who has an account with a bank , a brokerage account will be opened just in case. “Today, according to surveys of the largest brokers, both banks and non-credit organizations, 61% are brokerage accounts with zero balance and 18% with a balance of up to 10 thousand rubles. That is, the logic is that today accounts are opened just in case, so that the client has this account, and then we will see what operations he will carry out and whether he will carry out operations, “- said the deputy chairman of the Central Bank. At the same time, he sees both pluses and minuses in the flow of citizens’ funds from deposits to brokerage accounts: a clear plus is that there will be no need to make any deductions from brokerage accounts, for example, to the compulsory deposit insurance fund, on the other hand, it is more difficult manage liquidity rather than with money in deposit accounts. The West used the last argument to prevent Nord Stream 2 “From my point of view, the growth will be significant. , but there is room to grow up. Today, in my opinion, we have 7 trillion for individuals (in brokerage accounts – ed.). Every 10 thousand rubles on the account, I mean on all accounts, add 100 billion at once ” – said Chistyukhin.