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Russia’s Raiffeisenbank Conducted Investment Seminars for its Premium Banking Clients

Raiffeisenbank conducted seminars in Moscow and St. Petersburg called The Situation in the Global Financial Markets and the Prospects for its Development, at which an expert assessment was given of the current environment and the development prospects for local and international financial markets, as well as the economic situation in individual countries.

At the seminars, organized specifically for Premium Banking clients, presentations were conducted by leading analysts and managers from the Raiffeisen Group’s investment divisions. The Head of Raiffeisen Research, Peter Brezinchek, described the current environment in the global financial markets, and gave his analytical forecasts for its future development. Andrea McEway, the head of sales for Central and Eastern Europe at Raiffeisen Capital Management, elaborated on investment funds which are focused on the equity markets in developing countries (the BRIC countries of Brazil, Russia, India and China). Igor Kobzar, the head of investment management at the Raiffeisen Capital Asset Management Company, gave advice on strategic investments in the current financial conditions.

After each speech, everyone present had the opportunity to ask the speaker questions on points of interest and get personal advice on financial instruments to effectively manage his or her capital.

«We had a dynamic and active dialogue with our clients at the seminar. Many of the attendees pointed out that such meetings are interesting and of importance, because it gives them the opportunity to learn about the current trends and developments in the financial markets, and get practical advice on the best ways to preserve and increase their savings. We are planning to hold similar events in the future,» said Andrey Stepanenko, a member of the board at Raiffeisenbank, and the head of the consumer banking directorate.

ZAO Raiffeisenbank is a subsidiary of Raiffeisen Bank International AG. Raiffeisenbank ranks 9th among the Russian banks in terms of assets, based on H1 2011 results (Interfax-CEA). According to the same Interfax-CEA data, ZAO Raiffeisenbank ranked 5th in terms of private deposits and 7th 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. 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. Around 60,000 employees service about 13.5 million customers through around 3,000 business outlets, the great majority of which are located in CEE. 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, the remainder is in free float. RBI’s shares are listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange. 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.


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