May we introduce ourselves – Erste Private Banking in Central and Eastern Europe.
Why Erste Private Banking
We listen more closely to you
We ensure you have transparency where risks and costs are concerned
We offer you solutions from the greatest experts in the sector
We think and act responsibly
We use the synergies within our own organisation and the rest of the market
We are a leading wealth manager in Central and Eastern Europe
Erste Private Banking is one of the leading wealth managers in Central and Eastern Europe and the largest wealth manager in Austria. We operate in six countries
We concentrate on private clients and intermediaries and offer international private banking services, investment advice, fiduciary and brokerage services
We take care of 15,000 clients with a combined wealth of EUR 17 bn
The security of a strong, stable and independent universal bank
Erste Group is an independent financial services provider
The Group operates in more than 7 countries, has approx. 46,000 employees and provides payment, credit, investment and deposit services for some 15.8 million customers
Concentrating on client needs and service quality
We base our recommendations on a detailed analysis of the client’s profile
Using our robust asset allocation process, we put together the optimal portfolio for the client – without tying him/her in to Erste Group products
Transparency, responsibility and quality in client service are amongst the core values of our corporate culture
Full spectrum of wealth management services
A comprehensive range of services covering all aspects of private banking, wealth management, financial planning and execution services
Cross-border and cross-jurisdictional services offered across a large area of Central and Eastern Europe
The spirit of Erste Group goes back to its foundation in 1819. It is a story about the idea of helping people gain financial independence.
To this day our major focus lies on supporting people in creating wealth and Erste Private Banking is an import pillar to fulfil this role. Since 2010 Erste Private Banking has adopted a group-wide holistic and common approach and has developed a common strategy.
Erste Private Banking in Austria
Was founded in 1993
Is the market leader in Austria with market share of 25% incl. Sparkassen
Assets under Management: 50 billion EUR total client assets from approx. 5,000 clients (incl. institutional clients)
Focuses on wealthy private and corporate clients and provides private banking services including wealth and portfolio management
Was awarded many times:
By Euromoney: Best Private Banking in Austria 2010, 2011 and 2012
By The Banker: Best Private Banking in Austria 2013 und 2014
Erste Private Banking in Czech Republic
Has started in 2007
Is among the leaders on the market with share of 18%
Assets under Management: 1.5 billion EUR from recently more than 2400 clients
Is operating in all regions within the Czech Republic - 12 regional centers in Praha, Plzeň, Pardubice, Liberec, České Budějovice, Ústí nad Labem, Ostrava, Brno, Zlín and Olomouc
By Euromoney: Best Private Banking in Czech Republic 2011
Erste Private Banking in Hungary
Was founded in 2008
Is among the TOP 4 in Hungary with approx. 14% market share
Assets under Management: 900 million EUR, serving more than 2200 clients at 10 locations countrywide
Got a boost at the beginning with the integration of ING Hungary’s Private Banking business; in 2012 with the acquisition of BNP Paribas’s Hungarian Wealth Management and it aims to proceed with its growth strategy, for instance with the Citibank acquisition in 2015
By Euromoney: Best Private Banking in Hungary 2012
Erste Private Banking in Romania
Has started in 2010
Is the market leader: with estimated investment portfolio market share of 25%
Assets under Management: more than 900 million EUR, serving more than 2000 clients
Focuses mainly on investment solutions
Is provided by BCR - the most valuable financial brand in Romania according to customer confidence and number of people using BCR banking services. BCR is Romania's No. 1 bank in terms of asset value (EUR 14 bn.), in terms of client base and in terms of savings and crediting.
By Euromoney: Best Private Banking in Romania 2012
Erste Private Banking in Croatia
Was founded in 2011
Is headquartered in Zagreb, with additional offices in Rijeka and Split
Serves more than 800 high-net worth clients
Is providing wide range of investment solutions in accordance to individual needs, risk tolerance and time horizon
Is in line with the overall Erste Private Banking strategy, where priority is given to high-quality products, service and expertise
By Euromoney: Best Private Banking in Croatia 2013
By The Banker: Best Private Banking in Croatia 2014
Erste Private Banking in Slovakia
Was founded in 2011
Is leader on the market in long – term investment solutions and serves more than 1400 customers
Assets under Management: more than 600 million EUR
Strong regional representation in Bratislava, Trnava, Nitra, Trenčín, Banská Bystrica, Žilina, Košice and Prešov
Erste Private Banking is part of Erste Group. Founded in 1819 as the first Austrian savings bank, Erste Group went public in 1997 with a strategy to expand its retail business into Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). Since then Erste Group has grown through numerous acquisitions and organic growth to one of the largest financial services providers in the eastern part of EU.
Besides the traditional strength in serving private individuals, Erste Group's core activities include advisory services and support for corporate clients in financing, investment and access to international capital markets, public sector funding and interbank market operations.
as of 02.01.2020
Free float: 69.62%
1Economic interest Erste Foundation, including Erste Employees Private Foundation 2Economic interest Savings Banks & Savings Banks Foundations 3Other parties to the shareholder agreement of Erste Foundation, Savings Banks and CaixaBank
*Institutional and Retail Investors international
**Including Market Makers, Prime Brokerage, Proprietary Trading, Collateral and Stock Lending positions which are visible through custodian banklists
The shareholder structure may contain rounding differences. The information presented on this website is based on sources that we consider to be reliable. Erste Group does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of the text and graphs.
The ERSTE Foundation is the main shareholder of Erste Group Bank AG. ERSTE Foundation invests its dividend revenue in the development of societies in Austria and in Central and South-Eastern Europe. In keeping with the non-profit Sparkassen principle of providing a benefit to the public, it promotes social
inclusion and an active commitment to civil society.
As an active foundation, it draws up and oversees its own cross-border projects, which fall under one of the three programmes Social Development, Culture and Europe:
The Foundation encourages the development of fairer and stronger societies, where nobody is left behind.
The Foundation’s cultural programme focuses on the visual arts from around 1960 to the present day. Its work is transnational in nature, as culture is taken to be a driving force of democratic societies and a builder of bridges in a region which, after the political upheaval and violent conflicts it has experienced, is demonstrating a tendency to fragment, both linguistically and politically speaking.
The Foundation promotes the process of European integration by providing an international platform for exchanging ideas, knowledge and initiatives. The projects in this programme are characterised by their emphasis on common European values, cooperation and learning from one another.