Fitch Rating Agency called the situation with Rusnano's debts a test for the state states to incur financial losses. This was stated to RBC by the senior director of the international rating agency Fitch Konstantin Anglichanov.
On November 19, at a meeting with creditors, the management of Rusnano announced the accumulated disproportionate debt and the need to adjust the financial model. On the same day, the Moscow Exchange, at the request of the Central Bank, stopped trading in all Rusnano bond issues worth 71 billion rubles. Later, the Central Bank named the reason for such actions – the regulator tried to prevent insider deals amid information about the company's problems. On November 22, trading resumed, but bonds fell significantly.
“We are now seeing a test of how applicable this premise was ( to the fact that the only shareholder of Rusnano, represented by the state, would support the company – approx. “Lenta.ru” ) “, – said Anglichanov. If the agency doubts the willingness of a shareholder to provide timely support measures, this will be taken into account when forming the company's rating (notching).
According to the specialist, Rusnano was created by the state, and it is almost impossible to separate them from each other. One of the goals of the creation of the company was the development of stock markets, so the question arises about the willingness of the authorities to bear the financial losses associated with this, he said.