Above all, RCIF seeks to invest in projects that advance bilateral economic cooperation between Russia and China. Within this context, the Fund has identified five key focus areas in which we see considerable potential for generating returns. RCIF may invest in other sectors in order to provide investors with maximum exposure to growth.
Infrastructure: Demand for infrastructure, transportation and logistics related to trade flows between Russia and China is growing. We also see economically attractive opportunities in the power and utilities sector, with a particular focus on Russia’s Far East and Russia-China power exports.
Food and Agriculture: Demand for agricultural products is growing as populations increase and the middle class gains more purchasing power. In particular, there is strong potential for investment in the fertilizers sector.
Consumer Goods and Services: RCIF is considering potential investments to expand leading consumer and services businesses in both countries. It is also evaluating possible transactions in the field of Russia-China travel and tourism.
Natural Resources: RCIF sees considerable potential for investment in high value-added development and the processing of natural resources. Through its investments, the Fund will facilitate the exchange of new technologies, the development of downstream processing and the exchange of the best operational practices.
RCIF will target opportunities created by the rapid development of economic cooperation, fast growing trade, and the increasing purchasing power of the middle class in Russia and China. This approach will allow the fund to generate strong risk adjusted return for investors.