Raiffeisenbank has received the International Prize «Investment Angel.» The Bank won the nomination «For investment-banking activities» in the «Foreign bank» category. The award was given on 21 December in the World Trade Center.
The award was established by the World Organisation of Creditors, with the participation of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Federation Council, the Association of Russian Banks, the Finance and Banking Council of the CIS and other financial and economic organizations.
The nominees were determined after a thorough study of the dynamics of investment in the regions, industries, businesses and investment vehicles. The award winners in the nomination «For investment-banking activities» were identified by an expert jury on the basis of official statistics on the volume of investment and project financing.
«I am proud of the recognition that we have received from experts of the „Investment Angel“ award regarding our achievements in the sphere of investment operations, particularly in project financing. With the stable economic recovery that are seeing now, we will intensify our investment operations. One of our priorities will be to continue to support the investment activity of our customers and partners,» said Pavel Gurin, the CEO of Raiffeisenbank.
ZAO Raiffeisenbank is a subsidiary of Raiffeisen Bank International AG. Raiffeisenbank ranks 9th among the Russian banks in terms of assets, based on Q3/2010 results (Interfax-CEA). According to the same Interfax-CEA data, ZAO Raiffeisenbank ranked 6th 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. More than 59,000 employees service about 15 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.