Raiffeisen Banking Group enters the Russianmarket of asset management and collective investment products withZAO Raiffeisenbank Austria establishingООО Raiffeisen Capital Asset Management Company (Raiffeisen Capital) with the charter capital of RUR 30 mln.
Raiffeisen Capital will thus focus on assetmanagement of unit investment funds and other investment funds,trust asset management of the reserves of non-state pension fundsand the insurance reserves of insurance companies, securitiesmanagement and trade, rendering of financial and advisory servicesin the area of investment in securities (under license of FCSM#21-000-1-00160 dd. 20 April 2004).
ZAO Raiffeisenbank Austria is a universal bank,offering the whole range of commercial, retail and investmentbanking products to both companies and private individuals.Raiffeisenbank has eight years of experience on the Russian marketand currently is represented by nine branches in Moscow, one in St.Petersburg as well as a leasing subsidiary OOO Raiffeisen-Leasingand Non-state Pension Fund Raiffeisen.
As of 31.12.2003 the Bank ranks 12th in terms ofassets(RA Interfax)and 5th by profitability among thelargest Russian banks(The Expert).
Raiffeisen Group is a leading player on theinternational market of investment services, being represented bythe major Austrian asset management company RaiffeisenKapitalanlage-Gesellschaft (KAG)/www.raiffeisencapitalmanagement.at/. KAG''s total assets undermanagement reach some EUR 26.7 bln; 13 out of the existing 19pension funds in Austria are the KAG''s clients.
Four funds managed by KAG are awarded the highestpossible Standard& Poors'' rating - triple (AAA), and 5funds - AA and A rating.
Additionally, Raiffeisen Banking Group activelypositions itself on the market of Private Banking services throughits subsidiaries Raiffeisen Centrobank AG and Kathrein& CoPrivatgeschaeftsbank AG /www.kathrein/at/ the solid experience ofwhich is over 75 years.