Raiffeisenbank with Raiffeisen Capital Investment held investment conferences entitled «Investments without Borders» for Premium Banking clients. The first events took place in St. Petersburg and Moscow.
In the conference three new Raiffeisen Capital mutual funds were presented. For the first time, the management company offered its clients international foreign investment funds, which are represented by the Raiffeisen — Asia open-end mutual funds, the Raiffeisen — U.S. open-end mutual funds, and the Raiffeisen — BRIC open-end mutual funds.
Vladimir Solovyov, the General Director of Raiffeisen Capital highlighted the work of the management company in 2010 and presented the development strategy for 2011. In his report, Igor Kobzar, the Head of Investment Management at Raiffeisen Capital elaborated on new funds, the management strategy and prospects for funds in the United States, Asia, and BRIC countries. In his speech, Leopold Quell, an Investment Fund Manager at Raiffeisen Capital Management (RCM) focused on equity markets in developing countries, stressed the importance of the assessment carried out by the RCM in the management of the Raiffeisen — BRIC fund, and spoke about the prospects for the development of the markets and economies of the BRIC countries. Viktor Maslov, the Head of Fund Management at Raiffeisenbank, focused on global economic trends, and the prospects for the development of the U.S., Russian and Asia markets.
Experts responded to important questions from clients on private investments.
ZAO Raiffeisenbank is a subsidiary of Raiffeisen Bank International AG. Raiffeisenbank ranks 9th among the Russian banks in terms of assets, based on Q1 2011 results (Interfax-CEA). According to the same Interfax-CEA data, ZAO Raiffeisenbank ranked 5th in terms of private deposits and 8th with regard to consumer lending.
Raiffeisen Bank International AG regards both Austria, where it is a leading corporate and investment bank, and Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) as its home market. In CEE, RBI operates an extensive network of subsidiary banks, leasing companies and a range of other specialised financial service providers in 17 markets. Around 60,000 employees service about 14 million customers through around 3,000 business outlets, the great majority of which are located in CEE. RBI is the only Austrian bank with a presence in both the world’s financial centres and in Asia, the group’s further geographical area of focus. Raiffeisen Bank International is a fully-consolidated subsidiary of Raiffeisen Zentralbank Oesterreich AG (RZB). RZB indirectly owns around 78.5 per cent of the common stock, which is listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange; the remainder is in free float. RZB is the central institution of the Austrian Raiffeisen Banking Group, the country’s largest banking group, and serves as the group head office of the entire RZB Group, including RBI.