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About Erste Asset Management

Erste Asset Management (EAM) GmbH coordinates and is responsible for all asset management activities within Erste Group. At our locations in Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Romania and Slovakia we manage assets of about EUR 58bn (as of 31 March 2015). With its biggest subsidiary, ERSTE-SPARINVEST, Erste Asset Management has been successfully active in the market since 1965.

Strong owner, international focus

Erste Asset Management combines comprehensive country specific knowledge with the strength of an international financial service provider. EAM is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Erste Group, which provides us with a stable ownership structure. With 16.2 million clients Erste Group is one of the biggest financial service providers in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and shows full commitment to this region.

Clients: retail and institutional

300 employees of Erste Asset Management advise both retail and institutional investors. Retail investors obtain EAM products and services primarily from the branch network of Erste Bank and the Austrian savings banks (Sparkassen), while the EAM Institutionals Team and Erste Group Private Banking cater to institutional investors.

Funds and portfolio solutions
We consider ourselves a full-range provider in asset management, meeting every possible requirement via investment funds and portfolio solutions. In addition to our core business, we offer individualised services such as reporting or data services. Our mutual funds are authorised for distribution in EAM’s core markets and internationally.

Our Austrian subsidiaries: ERSTE-SPARINVEST…

The EAM subsidiary company ERSTE-SPARINVEST Kapitalanlagegesellschaft was founded in 1965. With a fund volume of 33.1 billion Euros (per 31 March 2015), ERSTE-SPARINVEST is both the largest investment company in Austria and the largest subsidiary company of Erste Asset Management.

RINGTURM Kapitalanlagegesellschaft was established in May 1988 and manages a fund volume of approximately 5.1 bn euro in both special and mutual funds (31 March 2015). In 2009 RINGTURM Kapitalanlagegesellschaft became a subsidiary of EAM (95 per cent) and VIENNA INSURANCE GROUP AG Wiener Versicherung Gruppe (5 per cent). The company pursues a conservative, risk-minimising investment style with all its products.

We offer the following products and services:

  • Extensive range of products for private investors for investment funds
  • Investment solutions for institutional investors (YOU INVEST funds and individual portfolio management)
  • Management bonds (from money market to High-Yield Funds)
  • Equity and bond funds with a focus on Eastern Europe (including country funds)
  • Responsible funds
  • International equity and bond funds
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