About us

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, asset management, 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

Our history

  • 1819

    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.
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  • 1993

    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
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  • 2007

    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
    • Was awarded:
      • By Euromoney: Best Private Banking in Czech Republic 2011
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  • 2008

    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
    • Was awarded:
      • By Euromoney: Best Private Banking in Hungary 2012
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  • 2010

    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.
    • Was awarded:
      • By Euromoney: Best Private Banking in Romania 2012
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  • 2011

    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
    • Was awarded:
      • By Euromoney: Best Private Banking in Croatia 2013
      • By The Banker: Best Private Banking in Croatia 2014
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  • 2011

    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
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Owner

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 support for corporate clients in financing, investment and access to international capital markets, public sector funding and interbank market operations.

By investor

By region

Free float: 70.8%
1 Includes voting rights of Erste Foundation, savings banks, savings bank foundations and Wiener Städtische Wechselseitige Versicherungsverein
* Institutional and Retail Investors international

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.

ERSTE Foundation

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:

  • Social Development
    The Foundation encourages the development of fairer and stronger societies, where nobody is left behind.
  • Culture
    The Foundation’s cultural programme focusses 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.
  • Europe
    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.

More information at www.erstestiftung.org.

Awards

 

Our greatest reward: your satisfaction

Commitment. Since 1819


We are proud of the international private banking awards we have won:

2018

The Banker Global Private Banking Awards

  • Best Private Bank in Central and Eastern Europe
  • Best Private Bank in Austria

2017

The Banker Global Private Banking Awards

  • Best Private Bank in Central and Eastern Europe
  • Best Private Bank in Austria
  • Best Private Bank in Croatia

2016

The Banker Global Private Banking Awards

  • Best Private Bank in Central and Eastern Europe
  • Best Private Bank in Austria

2015

The Banker Global Private Banking Awards

  • Best Private Bank in Central and Eastern Europe

2014

The Banker Global Private Banking Awards

  • Best Private Bank in Central and Eastern Europe
  • Best Private Bank in Austria
  • Best Private Bank in Croatia

2013

Euromoney Private Banking Survey

  • Best Private Bank in Croatia
  • Best Private Bank for "High net worth individuals I ($1million to $10 million) in Austria"
  • Best Private Bank for "High net worth individuals II ($10 million to $30 million) in Austria"
  • Best Private Bank for "Range of investment products in Hungary"
  • Best private Bank for "Ultra high net worth individuals (more than $30 million) in Romania"

The Banker Global Private Banking Awards

  • Best Private Bank in Austria

2012

Euromoney Private Banking Survey

  • Best Private Bank in Austria
  • Best Private Bank in Hungary
  • Best Private Bank in Romania

The Banker Global Private Banking Awards

  • Best Private Bank in Central and Eastern Europe

2011

Euromoney Private Banking Survey

  • Best Private Bank in Austria
  • Best Private Bank in Czech Republic
  • Best Private Bank in Romania

2010

Euromoney Private Banking Survey

  • Best Private Bank in Austria